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Winter Dew Tour: Torstein Horgmo, Jamie Anderson win snowboard slopestyle at Northstar; Shaun White, Spencer O’Brien take overall titles

Nick Cruit
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Jen Schmidt/Sierra SunTruckee's Chas Guldemond double-grabs a 720 en route to a third-place finish in the Toyota Championship men's snowboard slopestyle finals at Northstar on Friday.
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NORTHSTAR-AT-TAHOE ” Torstein Horgmo and Jamie Anderson of South Lake Tahoe edged out the competition on Northstar-at-Tahoe’s slopestyle course Friday afternoon to clinch the first honors awarded at the Toyota Championship, the third and final stop of the Winter Dew Tour.

Horgmo, a 22-year-old rider from Trondheim, Norway, took the lead on his first run, highlighted by a frontside 1080 on the first jump and a switch backside 1260 on the final jump, and held on to the lead for the rest of the competition.

Shaun White, who was the overall points leader for men’s slopestyle entering the event, took second place while Truckee’s Chas Guldemond and Brandon Cocard came in third and fifth, respectively.

White’s second-place finish earned him enough points to be crowned the overall men’s slopestyle Dew Cup Champion.

“It would be awesome to win the overall championship, and that’s why I’ve been doing all these events,” White said during practice before the competition. “People are riding really well and it’s not an easy field to beat.”

Both White and Horgmo had difficult weeks leading up to the competition. While White rode with a broken thumb injured during an FIS World Cup superpipe event this past Saturday, Horgmo was caught in an avalanche up to his waist while filming for the latest Standard Films flick last week.

As for the women, Anderson bested overall slopestyle points leader Spencer O’Brien to take home the Toyota Championship victory in front of her friends and family.

And despite it being her second day back on the snow since breaking her pelvis in Switzerland five weeks earlier, Anderson took the lead with her first run and held on to it through the remainder of the competition.

“My whole family is coming today, so it would be sweet to get a win in front of them,” Anderson said during warm-ups.

The Anderson family couldn’t have been more proud.

“It’s the highlight of our winter,” said Joe Anderson, Jamie’s father.

Jamie’s older sister, Joanie, a U.S. Snowboard Team member who competes in boarder cross, said she was “stoked” that her sister performed so well having not touched the snow much in over a month.

Janna Meyen-Weatherby, from Bend, Ore., finished in third place and O’Brien, from Courtenay, Canada, finished second, earning her enough points to win the women’s overall slopestyle Dew Cup Championship.

All slopestyle riders got two runs, with the best score out of those two runs counting.

Men’s snowboard slopestyle

1. Torstein Horgmo 93.00

2. Shaun White 89.00

3. Chas Guldemond 88.00

4. Dan Brisse 78.00

5. Brandon Cocard 77.00

6. Brandon Reis 74.00

7. Tyler Flanagan 73.00

8. Scotty Lago 70.00

9. Mikkel Bang 65.00

10. Nick Poohachoff 63.00

11. Daniel Ek 51.00

12. Andreas Wiig 43.00

Women’s snowboard slopestyle

1. Jamie Anderson 87.00

2. Spencer O’Brien 87.00

3. Janna Meyen-Weatherby 81.00

4. Chanelle Sladics 76.00

5. Torah Bright 69.00

6. Christina Curry 56.00

Men’s snowboard slopestyle

1. Shaun White 380

2. Torstein Horgmo 320

3. Mikkel Bang 305

Women’s snowboard slopestyle

1. Spencer O’Brien 380

2. Jenny Jones 310

3. Chanelle Sladics 265


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