That’s the ticket: Jamie wins Ticket to Ride overall title
Tahoe Paradise’s Jamie Anderson took first place for the 2008 Roxy Chicken Jam slopestyle crown on Monday in Mammoth Lakes, winning a $10,000 prize check in the process. Second and third place went to Chanelle Sladics and Sina Candrian, respectively.
Anderson’s first-place finish gave her just enough to edge Roxy team-rider Torah Bright and Olympic gold medalist Kelly Clark for the 2008 Swatch Ticket to Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour title.
“I am so amped to win today, I cannot believe it, Anderson said. “When I awoke this morning, I did not anticipate this happening. All of the girls came out with fantastic riding. The Roxy Chicken Jam is one event we all look forward to.”
Going into the Roxy Chicken Jam, Anderson stood in third place on the TTR World Tour rankings, less than 50 points behind Bright and Clark. Known for her slopestyle dominance, Anderson locked down her first-place victory on her second of three runs with a backside boardslide to a cab 360 to a cab 540, closing out with a frontside 540.
The judges awarded her 263 out of 300 possible points. Bright finished seventh in slopestyle with a 225. Bright, coming off of an amazing year which included first place in the U.S. Open and the 2008 Global Open Title, grabbed second spot on the TTR World Tour, less than 12 points behind Anderson.
The Roxy Chicken Jam is a three-day all-women’s professional snowboard contest and is the final event of the Swatch Ticket to Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour. Bringing together more than 50 invited pros and 60 aspiring amateurs from around the world, the Roxy Chicken Jam is the biggest and most popular all-women’s professional snowboard event in the world. The event features both slopestyle and superpipe competition and gives out more than $150,000 in prize money.