Anderson 2 for 2 on Winter Dew Tour
South Shore’s Jamie Anderson and Elena Hight tuned up for the Winter X Games with sparkling results at the second stop of the Winter Dew Tour last weekend in Killington, Vt.
Anderson won the women’s snowboard slopestyle final on Sunday, eclipsing Canadian Spencer O’Brien and New Zealand’s Rebecca Torr.
Hight, meanwhile, placed fourth in the women’s superpipe finals on Saturday.
After qualifying fifth on Friday, Hight moved up a spot in the finals, finishing behind Kelly Clark, Gretchen Bleiler and Queralt Castellet. Following the tour’s second event, Hight is tied for second with Clark, trailing only Castellet in the overall standings.
Anderson, the reigning Dew Cup champion, put down the best run of the competition with tricks that included a blunt on the rail, 50-50 frontboard, boardslide switch out and a front three mute to give her a score of 91.25. O’Brien was second at 87.25 and Torr scored 74.75 for third place.
Anderson takes a commanding 36-point series lead over Torr going into the final event Feb. 10-13 at Snowbasin Resort in Ogden, Utah.
“I feel great. I’m really excited to go back to Snowbasin; that resort was beautiful,”Anderson said. “This event has been great, and I’m happy to end it with a win. I feel confident heading into the final stop.”
Norway’s Torstein Horgmo took the men’s slopestyle title by executing a switch frontside double cork 10 and and another double cork for a score of 95.25. Breckenridge, Colo.’s Eric Willett placed second with a 92.50 and Canada’s Mark Mcmorris, 17, rounded out the podium with a 90.50. Chas Guldemond of Reno finished 11th.
Clark, 27, earned the highest women’s snowboard superpipe score in Winter Dew Tour history with a 95.75. Showing huge amplitude throughout, Clark’s run included a front 9, back 5, front 7, cab 7 and front 5.
Louie Vito of Bellefontaine, Ohio, won his second straight snowboard superpipe Winter Dew Tour final, extending his lead in overall rankings. Breckenridge’s JJ Thomas was second with 88.00 points and Mason Aguirre of Duluth, Minn., finished third at 86.50.