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Eric Willett Wins 5Star Brux Slopestyle Format


American Eric Willett took home the Brux Slopestyle title and 850 Swatch TTR ranking points this Thursday at the 5Star Burn River Jump inLivigno, Italy. With high level snowboarding seen from the 67 riders gathered from all over the world, it was the talented rookies Gjermund Braaten (NOR) who grabbed second place and Roope Tonteri (FIN) who took third. The biggest climber in the TTR Ranking, with a 5th place is Janne Korpi (FIN) who now sits in World No. 4. All of todays top ten riders who have not yet received an invitation or wildcard will compete in Fridays straight jump format, the Burn River Jump. Perfect Conditions at the Mottolino ParkTodays event saw the guys rock the perfectly shaped Mottolino park in the beautiful APT Livigno and SkiPassion Snow-Ski Area. Willetts winning run included a Switch Backside 1260, Frontside Double Cork 1080 and a Backside Double Rodeo, which scored him miles ahead of his opponents. Collecting another great result this season, he has moved up the Swatch TTR world ranking list into No.11 and with tomorrows format he has lined himself up in an excellent position to move into the Top 10. With his 2nd place today, Gjermund entered the Swatch TTR Top 10 and now sits in World No. 9. He was content with his performance and was measuring up his chances to move into the Top 5. The jumps were perfect and I had a good feeling_It would be a dream come true for me to be in the TTR Top 5. I got one more contest tomorrow, so we will see how that goes. But just being in the Top 10 is so great. Straight Air Format Brings A Night Spectacle to LivignoThe second 5Star format, the straight air,will take place in the center of Livigno on Friday evening, where the contestants will be jumping over the Spoel river. Battling it out for those valuable Swatch TTR ranking points, we will see the qualified riders from todays slopestyle, 12 wild card entrants and 8 invited riders competing for victory. With Switzerlands Christian Haller looking to improve on his TTR World No. 6 ranking and Roope Tonteri, Eric Willet, Mikkel Bang (NOR), Ville Uotila (FIN), Kevin BackstrEm (SWE) and Mark McMorris (CAN) all aiming for a result that will see them rise into the TTR Top 10, you are guaranteed to see some hot riding. Watch Tomorrows finals Live Dont miss any of the action and tune in to the finals live on, where you can also check out Erik Willets, Gjermund Braatens and Roope Tonteris TTR profiles to learn about their plans and achievements. RESULTS Burn River Jump Slopestyle Top 10 1. Eric Willet, USA2. Gjermund Braaten, NOR3. Roope Tonteri, FIN4. Yale Cousino, USA5. Janne Korpi, FIN6. Mark McMorris, CAN7. Tor Lundstrom, SWE8. Victor De le Rue, FRA9. Ville Uotila, FIN10. Kevin Backstrom, SWE