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TTR Burton US Open Halfpipe and TTR Tour Finale 2012 – White, Clark, Sadar, Iouri, Sandbech

The last contest of the season, the 6Star Burton US Open Halfpipe event, came to a dramatic conclusion, with 4 new TTR World Tour champions crowned.A huge crowed turned up to see who would win the TTR Halfpipe Tour trophies as well as the prestigious TTR Overall World Tour titles.After dominating all season Kelly Clark had the fully support of her fans behind her as she dropped in and scored a 83.56 straight out of the gate.Elana Hight surprised everyone knocking Kelly Clark into second place with a great second runKelly tried to answer in her third run, but had to be happy with second place which was still enough to secure the TTR Halfpipe World Tour title.The Mens competition got off to an explosive Start with Shaun White throwing a 90.44 in the first run.Only the americans were able to keep up with Shauns red hot performance. Benji Farrow landed a great final run to take home 3rd place while Louie Vito gave everything he had, scoring just 1 point less than shaun and taking 2nd on the day.After an amazingly consistent season and a strong result at the US Open, Iouri Podladtchikov became the TTR Halfpipe World Tour Champion.The renowned TTR Overall Tour Champion Trophy celebrates all-round performance and consistence over a year long season. Going into the US Open Cilka Sadar had already secured her title, but the mens trophy was still up for grabs. The three favourites in the running were Stale Sandbech, Janne Korpi and Christian Haller. Janne need a top 5 finish in half pipe to beat stale. As he dropped in for last run he knew he had to make it count. He didn’t make it. Now only Christian Haller had the chance to take the title with a second place finish With Christian ending up in fourth place, Stale sandbech became the TTR Overall World Tour Champion.

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Best Of TTR Overall Champions 11/12 – Stale Sandbech and Cilka Sadar

The TTR Overall World Tour Champion titles were a tough reach for many riders who focus on one discipline, but Stale and Cilka Sadar are consistent in both pipe and slopestyle which is a growing rarity in snowboarding these days. Cilka registered 14 TTR results throughout the season with almost a perfect balance of entries in halfpipe an slopestyle disciplines making her one of the most versatile women snowboarders in the world today.Stale Sanbech (NOR) also registered 14 TTR results throughout the season across slopestyle, halfpipe and big air disciplines. Although he wasn't able to get a top spot in halfpipe, Stale took podium spots in slopestyle at the Burton New Zealand Open and in big air at the Air & Style Beijing. When asked how he feels about winning the TTR Overall title, Stale said, "I wasn't really going for it at the start of the season, but then I was leading and thought 'wow', maybe i can actually do this! Now at the end, it was exciting. 'It is really cool to be part of that legendary list of riders who won it before."",http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S_Wky5J6eQQ,http://i.ytimg.com/vi/S_Wky5J6eQQ/0.jpg,video 2012-03-15,Best Of TTR Halfpipe Tour Champions 11/12 - Iouri Podladtchikov and Kelly Clark,"The 2011/2012 TTR World Tour came to a close at the 6Star Burton US Open with men's and women's halfpipe finals. After a gripping season full of countless highlights, Iouri Podladtchikov (SUI) and Kelly Clark (USA) clinched the TTR Halfpipe World Tour Champion titles. Kelly Clark took a podium spot once again to receive the TTR World Tour Champion trophy for her clear domination in the halfpipe over the course of the season. Although Kelly didn't manage to come in first in her home state after being undefeated in 16 consecutive contests, she undeniably sets the standard for women's halfpipe snowboarding. It was Elena Hight (USA), finishing the season in World No. 4 in the TTR Halfpipe Rankings, who broke Kelly's string of wins with less than a one point difference today. Kelly had this to say about her second TTR title win, "I'm super happy to have won this, it has been a competition at every event and the other girls have really pushed me to level where I am right now."Iouri Podladtchikov also had an amazing season standing atop podiums at every TTR competition he entered. Reaching back to the Burton New Zealand Open where Iouri took third place, he continued his season of success with a first place finish at the World Snowboarding Championships in Oslo, Norway and won again at the Burton European Open in Laax, Switzerland. He capped off his season nicely with the coveted win here at the US Open.