White Wins Open Pipe, Series Title, TTR Title & $100K
Based on his first place position at today’s Halfpipe Result in the TTR SIX STAR 25th Burton US Open Snowboard Championships, Shaun White (USA) is the new Men’s TTR World Snowboard Tour 06/07 Champion.
Shaun White (USA) was crowned at base camp of Startton Mountain Resort, VT in front of a mass of spectators to huge applause and hundreds of flashing cameras. Hannes Schoenegger, TTR Sponsorship Manager, presented the TTR award – a 10-kilo metal/wood plaque for White (USA).
An ecstatic White (USA) stated: ‘ I’m really proud to win the title. TTR is a great way for kids to build up their careers. I’m stoked on becoming the TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion!’
In a best of 3-runs format, White (USA) stole the show from the start constantly outscoring himself. His best run earned him 94.75 points for a frontside 1080, Cab 1080, frontside 900, backside 900, frontside 720 ending with a switch alley oop backside rodeo 720 – to earn himself the contest title and 1250 TTR Ranking Points– 1000pts plus banked 25% – to drop him directly into the TTR World Number 1 spot to become the Men’s TTR World Snowboard Tour 06/07 Champion.
Shaun earned an additional $100,000 by winning the first ever Burton Global Open Series (BGOS) championship title. In addition to the Volvo and the $100,000 BGOS title. Shaun made a pretty penny this weekend, earning $5,000 in slopestyle, $20,000 in halfpipe plus the $100,000 BGOS title, the Volvo and Motorola cell phones. Not bad for a couple days of work.