http://www.ttrworldtour.comAt 17 years old, Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris has already shown that he has got what it takes to be a world-class competitor. With podiums at some of the best TTR events around the globe including Burton New Zealand Open, Burton US Open, Billabong Air & Style and O’Neill Evolution, Mark has secured himself a spot at the top of competitive snowboarding and doesn’t seem to slow down. With a passion for all board sports such as skateboarding and wakeboarding, Mark seems to be happiest with his feet off the ground but hasn’t let his achievements in snowboarding go to his head. His goals are to make a name for himself and to become someone that people will always respect and remember — if he keeps up his consistent and stylish riding on the international scene he should be able to reach those goals easily.
TTR Tricks - Canadian snowboarder Mark McMorris took 1st place at the TTR 6Star O'Neill Evolution 2012 Mens Big Air event. Check his snowboard tricks.
DAVOS, 7 January 2012 - In the Swiss winter wonderland of Davos, Canadians Spencer O'Brien and Mark McMorris won the 6Star Big Air competition at the O'Neill Evolution. Gripping until the last run, Mark was followed closely by Eric Willet (USA) and Seppe Smits (BEL) in third place. Swiss rider, Sina Candrian, came second, followed by rookie Anna Gasser (AUT) in the women's competition.The women's final was extremely exciting, counting in rookies like 3rd placed Anna Gasser (AUT), leaving some experienced favorites behind. It was Anna's last run that secured her spot on the podium. With a stylish Backside 540 Mute Grab and Frontboard to 50-50 Frontside Out on the rail, she surprised everyone, including herself. Amongst a thrilled crowd of thousands, the men's final was exciting down to the last run. Eric Willett lost his first and second run lead to Mark McMorris by only 0.30 points, with Mark performing a nearly perfect Backside Double Cork 1260 Mute Grab and Gap switch hardway to 270 out on the rail. None of the finalists were holding back in going BIG, which influenced the atmosphere amongst the spectators tremendously, giving the riders the necessary energy to perform.In the Big Air Tour ranking, Eric Willett grabs the lead from Roope Tonteri (FIN). Seppe Smits advanced from 12th to 5th position, remaining in his 5th position in the Overall Rankings. O'Neill Evolution was the last Big Air contest before the Big Air final Billabong Air&Style on February 4th, in Innsbruck, Austria, where the TTR Big Air Tour Champion will be crowned.