South Shore’s Anderson won’t defend slopestyle title
January 23, 2009
ASPEN ” Tahoe Paradise’s Jamie Anderson won’t become a three-time defending Winter X Games gold medalist after the Sierra-at-Tahoe rider pulled out of the women’s slopestyle competition on Friday. Anderson, who is considered the world’s top female slopestyle rider, didn’t participate in Friday’s elimination round despite being listed on the official start list.
The Tribune has left several messages with Anderson to find why she isn’t competing. All indications is that she’s still recovering from a bruised hip and pelvis she suffered during a fall in halfpipe qualifying at the Burton European Championships earlier this month in Laax, Switzerland.
Meanwhile, Joanie Anderson ” Jamie’s sister ” is competing for seeding today for the women’s boardercross finals on Saturday.
South Lake Tahoe’s Shaun Palmer is also racing for seeding in today’s men’s boardercross action. Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Hannah Teter qualified for third in the women’s superpipe action on Thursday and will compete in the finals tonight at 6:45 p.m. Tonight’s events will be televised on ESPN.