Kelly Clark of West Dover, Vt., won her fifth U.S. Open women's halfpipe title, and her first Burton Global Open Series championship with a series of rocking runs at Stratton Mountain Resort on Saturday, March 12.
The U.S. Open women's halfpipe competition was an all-American event, with Hannah Teter coming in second, and Getchen Bleiler third.
"It's been an incredible season," said Kelly Clark. "Not only am I happy with the level of my riding, I've also had more fun than ever, and my results speak for that. The Open is one of my favorite events, and I feel privileged to have the most halfpipe wins on record. It's also huge for me to win the Burton Global Open Series title because it's the one award that's been elusive for me, so I'm super happy to walk away with it."
Kazuhiro Kokubo of Japan won the U.S. Open men's halfpipe, with Iouri Podladtchikov of Switzerland second, and Kohei Kudo of Japan third.
First place in the halfpipe event earned $20,000; second place, $10,000; third place, $5,000.
The overall Burton Global Open Series titles, based on results from the four events that make up the series, went to Peetu Piiroinen of Finland, and Clark. Each won $50,000 and a new MINI Countryman. Swiss riders Iouri Podladtchikov and Chirstian Haller came in second and third among men; American Jamie Anderson and Norwegian Kjersti Buass came in second and third among women. Second place winners got $30,000, and third-place winners got $20,000.
The U.S. Open at Stratton also is the final event in the Ticket to Ride World Snowboard Tour. Jaime Anderson clinched the women's title with points earned in her first-place finish in Wednesday's slopestyle qualifier; Peetu Piiroinen clinched the men's title on Saturday. Each got $50,000.