Kelly Clark tops women’s Copper Grand Prix halfpipe qualifiers

Women’s Grand Prix halfpipe qualifiers went off last night under the lights in Copper, with Kelly Clark taking the top spot heading into Saturday night’s finals. Arielle Gold, who qualified through to finals in Heat 2, took the second place score of the day, breaking into the 90s — 90.5, to be exact —and leaving third place’s Gretchen Bleiler behind with a score in the low 80s.

Last night was a prime practice round for the ladies, as they were given the chance to compete under the same lights as they will be dueling underneath come finals. Men’s and women’s halfpipe finals will begin on Saturday, the 19th, at 7pm.

copper-grand-prix-2013-qualifiers-results Kelly Clark stomps her run under the lights, heads into finals in first | P: @ussnowboarding

Here are the riders who qualified into finals, and their top scores of the day:

Qualified from Heat 1:

Kelly Clark — 96.00

Gretchen Bleiler — 83.75

Xuetong Cai — 83.25

Qualified from Heat 2: 

Arielle Gold — 90.50

Sophie Rodriguez — 83.00

Rana Okada — 82.75

Qualified based on overall ranking:

Elena Hight — 82.75

Kaitlyn Farrington — 80.75

Comments

Up Next

February 22, 2017

686 presents: Mary Rand’s Ride Day at Stevens Pass

After years of having a continually growing a presence within women’s snowboarding, the time has come for 686 to...
February 21, 2017

Provisions 019: Products we are stoked on this week

This week in Provisions we look at a variety of artists and illustrators involved within the snowboard industry.
February 20, 2017

Sierra Surfer: A Gray Thompson interview

We sat down with the man behind Warp Wave and United Shapes.
February 16, 2017

Disposables 002: Moments in time from Mt. Bachelor, OR

Candid, far from professional, but timeless.