Top riders qualify to compete in 2014 Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships

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The Burton US Open Qualifiers are a wrap, with six men and six women per discipline now set to compete in the 32nd Burton US Open in Vail, CO MArch 3rd- March 8th, 2014. Chase Josey and Summer Fenton held it down in the halfpipe, while Zach Normandin and Asami Hirono took the top spots for the men’s and women’s slopestyle qualifiers.

Men’s Halfpipe Results:
1. Chase Josey
2. Ikkou Anai
3. Gabe Ferguson
4. Shuhei Sato
5. Joseph Mensch
6. Nathan Jacobson
*Winning run: Michalchuk, Frontside Double 1080, Cab 1080, Crippler 720, Method, Frontside 900.

mens-hp-podium-burton-us-open-qualifiers The Men’s HP Podium | P: Burton / Jeff Patterson

Women’s Halfpipe Results:
1. Summer Fenton
2. Calynn Irwin
3. Kelly Berger
*Winning run: Backside 540, Frontside Air, Air to Fakie, Switch Backside 540, Cab 360, Frontside 720.

The Women's HP Podium | P: Burton / Jeff Patterson The Women’s HP Podium | P: Burton / Jeff Patterson

Men’s Slopestyle Results:
1. Zach Normandin
2. Brandon Davis
3. Tyler Nicholson
4. Max Eberhardt
5. Brett Moody
6. Gabe Ferguson
Winning run: Frontside Lipslide, Boardslide, Frontside 540, Cab 900 Double Cork, Backside 1080 Double Cork.

mens-ss-podium-burton-us-open-qualifiers The Men’s SS Podium | P: Burton / Jeff Patterson

Women’s Slopestyle Results:
1. Asami Hirono
2. Charlotte Van Gils
3. Audrey McManiman
*Winning run: 50/50 frontside 180, Half Cab, Backside 360, Frontside 720 Stalefish.

The Women's SS Podium | P: Burton / Jeff Patterson The Women’s SS Podium | P: Burton / Jeff Patterson

More details provided by in the press release from Burton, here:

Seven Springs, PA (February 3, 2013) – The Burton US Open Snowboarding Qualifiers presented by MINI concluded today after two incredible days of slopestyle and halfpipe competition at Seven Springs Mountain Resort in Pennsylvania. At the event, the six best men and three women per discipline earned a coveted spot to compete against some the world’s best riders at the iconic 32nd annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships in Vail, Colorado from March 3rd – March 8th, 2014, as well as valuable 4star World Snowboard Tour points and a piece of the $20,000 prize purse.

Under foggy, drizzly skies, top men and women put down some big runs during the halfpipe competition yesterday and will join the winners from Saturday’s bluebird slopestyle event in Vail.