History went down today on Stratton Mtn., Vermont as Danny Kass won the 5th USO Halfpipe title of his career. But the man of the day was without a doubt… no, not Shaun White – he was forced to watch from the sidelines with an ankle problem – … Peetu Piirionen . The calm pal from Finland managed to land on the podium once again this season and thus took home the Swatch TTR World Title and $50.000 a day earlier than expected. The official crowning ceremony will still be held tomorrow though. http://vimeo.com/3796291 Now the battle to remain into those precious TOP 5 spots with all their monetary and overall benefits for next season is on. Without Shaun and Risto riding tomorrow it’s likely that the TTR Tour will get a Canadian on Tour for the first time. Charles Reid is very likely to step it up in tomorrow’s slopestyle to become part of the 09/10 Swatch TTR World Tour. He doesn’t even have to come 3rd like he did last year ! A simple finish in 10th would be enough for his ticket to ride to get invited to all major events next season. He will most likely join Peetu, Chas, Kevin and Antti…but see for yourself below and check the live webcast tomorrow on GO211.com at 8.45 EST. Don’t forget to keep checking www.ttrworldtour.com for highlight videos from our new World Champion coming very soon! RANK NAME COUNTRY AGE 6STAR BURTON US OPEN HP 1st Peetu Piiroinen FIN 21 No matter what happens, the new 08/09 Swatch TTR World Champion will keep his unassailable lead and can still improve his score 2nd Chas Guldemond USA 21 Fights with Kevin and Antti to defend his TTR World Nr. 2nd spot 3rd Kevin Pearce USA 21 Fights with Antti and Chas for TTR World Nr. 2. He could move into TTR World 2nd spot if: Kevin – 1st ; Chas – 5th or lower; Kevin – 2nd ; Chas – 7th or lower and Antti – 3rd or lower 4th Antti Autti FIN 24 Could step on the TTR World Nr. 2 spot only if: Antti – 1st ; Chas – 4th or lower Antti – 2nd; Chas – 7th or lower and Kevin doesn’t win 6th Charles Reid CAN 18 Will enter TTR TOP 5 if he finishes 10th or higher 7th Shaun White USA 22 Shaun will finish the season in the TTR TOP 10 8th Markus Malin FIN 21 Could improve his TOP 10 position 13th Sebastien Toutant CAN 16 Could enter TOP 10 if places up to 11th 18th Stale Sandbech NOR 16 Could improve his TOP 20 position 20th Shayne Pospisil USA 23 Could improve his TOP 20 position 21st Stephan Maurer SUI 23 Could enter TOP 20 if places up to 25th 23rd Colin Frei SUI 20 Could enter TOP 20 if places up to 23rd 28th Sage Kotsenburg USA 15 Could improve his TOP 30 position 29th Chris Sorman SWE 23 Could improve his TOP 30 position 37th Scotty Lago USA 21 Could enter TOP 30 40th Christian Haller SUI 19 Could enter TOP 30 if places up to 25th 42nd Jonas Carlson SWE 21 Could enter TOP 30 if places up to 17th 48th Marko Grilc SLO 25 Could enter TOP 30 if places up to 20th 53rd Matts Kulisek CAN 23 Could enter TOP 40 if places up to 20th 59th Petja Piiroinen FIN 17 Could enter TOP 40 if places up to 13th 61st Ulrik Badertscher NOR 20 Could enter TOP 50 86th Sami Saarenpaa FIN 22 Could enter TOP 50 if places up to 14th 112th Zack Stone CAN 17 Could enter TOP 80 if places up to 38th 120th Lonnie Kauk USA 27 Could enter TOP 80 if places up to 32nd With Jamie potentially unable to compete for the rest of the season the Women’s Tour seems to be wide open again. Norway is more likely than any other country to take the Women’s trophy home this season for the first time. Both Kjersti Buaas and Lisa Wiik are strong slopestyle and halfpipe riders, while Kelly Clark has her focus set on pipe. But if Sarka can put her run together incl. a very rare rodeo on the kicker or Silli puts down a solid run in the pipe and land her huge FS7 on the kickerlines they got their shot at the 08/09 TTR World Title just as much as Sina Candrian, who finished in the TTR TOP 10 the past 2 seasons. RANK NAME COUNTRY AGE 6STAR BURTON US OPEN HP 1st Jamie Anderson USA 18 Could be bumped out from the World Nr. 1 spot if Lisa places 1st 2nd Lisa Wiik NOR 29 Could take Tour Lead if she places 1st; stays 2nd otherwise 3rd Sarka Pancochova CZE 19 Fights with Silvia for TTR World Nr. 4 4th Silvia Mittermueller GER 25 Fights with Sarka for TTR World Nr. 4 6th Sina Candrian SUI 20 Fights with Lisa for TTR World Nr. 2 8th Ellery Hollingsworth USA 17 Could move into TTR TOP 5 10th Cheryl Maas NED 24 Could enter TOP 10 11th Kjersti Buaas NOR 26 Could enter TOP 10 12th Spencer OBrien CAN 21 Could enter TOP 10 16th Chanelle Sladics USA 24 Could improve her TOP 20 position 21st Cilka Sadar SLO 17 Could enter TOP 20 44th Torah Bright AUS 22 Could enter TOP 30 74th Shelly Gotlieb NZL 28 Could enter TOP 40 104th Katie Williams USA 19 Could enter TOP 50 if she places up to 19th 106th Cecilia Larsen SWE 24 Could enter TOP 50 if she places up to 18th 118th Diane Rudge CAN 20 Could jump over more than 50 ranks and enter TOP 60 129th Joanna Dzierzawski USA 24 Could jump over more than 50 ranks and enter TOP 70 144th Mary Sallah USA 21 Could jump over more than 70 ranks and enter TOP 70 166th Leanne Pelosi CAN 29 Could jump over more than 80 ranks and enter TOP 80 185th Jenny Jones GBR 28 Could jump over more than 90 ranks and enter TOP 100 With 3000 more Swatch TTR points on the table for the women the race is far from decided and there will be another update next week before the RCJ 2009 in Mammoth.