After three days of bad weather that put the event on hold, the 5Star Sprint Grand Prix finally got underway with perfect conditions for the slopestyle qualifiers and finals today. Chas Guldemond came out on top once again for the men making this his third major TTR slopestyle title of the season and also his third time winning the Grand Prix Mammoth slopestyle event. On the women's side, Joanna Dzierzawski, took the win. Chas and Joanna are now $10,000 USD richer for their excellent performances today.
The riders couldn't have asked for a nicer day or a better slopestyle course at Mammoth Mountain in California. The course was made up of three jib sections at the top that rolled into a perfectly shaped four jump line and the riders were loving the setup. Chas was on top of his game all day and squeaked out the win on his last run bumping Sage Kotsenburg into second place. Mark finished his day in third.
Chas took the victory with a run made up of a frontside lipslide, blunt 270 and a nollie 5-0 to backside 180 out in the jib section and a switch backside 900, backside rodeo, Cab double cork 1260 ending with a backside double cork 1080 on the jump line. Chas was pumped on his win saying, “Mammoth had the sickest course setup, one of the best of the year. I'm pumped to do good here, it's the third time in a row I've won this and what makes it even sweeter is it's a 5Star TTR this year.”
On the ladies' side, Joanna Dzierzawski was able to put down a solid run to take the win that included a frontside lipslide and two 50-50s on the jibs and did a backside 360, frontside 360 and finished up with two more backside 360s. Joanna was excited about the day saying, “The course was absolutely perfect. Mammoth did a great job. It was a really long day, but it was really fun and I can't believe I won. I'm ecstatic, I'm so happy.” Indigo Monk finished up in second place for the women and Karly Shorr took home third place.
With the slopestyle finals in the history books, the Sprint Grand Prix will run men's and women's halfpipe qualifiers and finals tomorrow in the perfect 22-foot halfpipe.