The 5Star Sprint US Snowboarding Grand Prix took place this weekend where riders competed in halfpipe for a share in the $90,000 USD prize purse and a maximum of 850 TTR World Ranking points. At the end of the day, it was halfpipe queen, Kelly Clark (USA), who took the win in the women’s field. This was Kelly’s fifth-straight major TTR title of the season. In the men’s field it was Matt Ladley (USA) who took the victory. This was a crucial result for many riders, especially Kelly Clark, since the Grand Prix was the last major TTR tour stop before the 6Star US Open where the final TTR Top 10 will be set in stone for the 2010/11 season.Kelly Clark Moves to World No. 4 After Taking Her Fifth Major TTR Title of the SeasonIt was a sunny day at Mammoth Mountain in Mammoth Lakes, California where riders dropped into a perfectly groomed 22-foot halfpipe for qualifiers in the morning and finals in the afternoon. Kelly Clark once again was head and shoulders above the competition and took down the 5Star title with her massive amplitude and smooth style. Kelly won with her first drop in finals which was made up of a frontside 900, backside 540, frontside 720, Cab 720 and finished with a stalefish. With her win today, Kelly moved into the World No. 4 position and is looking good for a top finish for the season in the TTR Rankings. She had this to say about her victory today, “This was a really big win for me. I needed it to round out my six finishes for the TTR and I couldn’t be in a better place heading into the US Open”. Coming in second place behind Kelly was, Gretchen Bleiler, and Canadian rider, Sarah Conrad, rounded out the podium in third place.American Matt Ladley Takes First Major TTR Title, Benji Farrow Moves into World No. 9In the men’s competition, Matt Ladley put down a clean winning run that consisted of a backside 540, frontside 900, backside 900, frontside 1080 and a Cab 1080. Mammoth local, Greg Bretz (USA), took home second place and Louie Vito (USA) finished in third. Further down in the final results, American rider, Benji Farrow finished in tenth place. Benji has been a regular on the TTR World Tour this season and with his result at the Grand Prix boosted his TTR ranking to World No. 9.With the last 5Star event of the season wrapped up, all eyes shift to the east coast of the United States for the 6Star Burton US Open taking place March 7th to 13th, 2011 in Stratton, Vermont. The pinnacle event of the Swatch TTR World Tour, the US Open is the final major competition of the season and will play host to the crowning of the men’s and women’s 2010/11 TTR World Tour Champions. The Swatch TTR World Tour awards ceremony will be held at the close of the US Open where the champion trophies and a total of $200,000 USD in prize money will be presented to the top riders. Visit ttrworldtour.com for preview videos of the US Open and don’t miss slopestyle and halfpipe semi-finals and finals which will be webcast live from March 9th to 13th, 2011 on metacafe.com.