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Shaun White crowned TTR world champ 2007

"TTR is a great way for kids to build up their careers"

lundi 19 mars 2007Redaction SSS [Source RP]

Based on his first place position at Halfpipe Result in the TTRSIX(6)STAR 25th Burton US Open Snowboard Championships, Shaun White (USA) is the newMen’s TTR World Snowboard Tour 06/07 Champion.

Shaun White (USA) was crowned at 17.30 U.S. EST at base camp 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 Nr 1 spot to become the Men’s TTR World Snowboard Tour 06/07 Champion.

Danny Davis (USA) finished in second place for the second year in a row. And Markus Malin (FIN) rounded out the podium with third place.

In the women’s contest, it was a tight race between halfpipe superstars Kelly Clark (USA), Torah Bright(AUS) and Gretchen Bleiler (USA) and showcased some of the most progressive riding in women’s halfpipe history. Clark (USA) took the lead after her first run with a frontside air, backside air, frontside 540 grab, indy, frontside 720, Cab 360, earning $20,000. Bright’s (AUS) air-to-fakie tailgrab in her first run earned her the $5,000 Best Trick award presented by Nintendo. Bleiler (USA) took second place in the women’s halfpipe finals followed by Bright (AUS) in 3rd place.

Bright’s (AUS) moved her up to TTR World Nr 1 spot – in great contention for the Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour Champion at super SIX(6)STAR event Roxy Chicken Jam, Park City, USA, 22nd-25th March 07. ‘I can’t wait for the Chicken Jam ! The girls and I are going to battle it out for the TTR World Snowboard Tour Crown !’

Press information Arnaud Favet / TTR World Snowboard Tour

Men’s TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking List Week 11

- 1 White, Shaun USA M BURTON|OAKLEY|VOLCOM 6 986.23
- 2 Autti, Antti FIN M FLOW|BILLABONG|VZ 6 964.73
- 4 Pearce, Kevin USA M BURTON|SCOTT|WINDELLS 6 909.88
- 6 Podladtchikov, Iouri RUS M SANTACRUZ|REDBULL|VOLCOM|SPY 6 801.88
- 7 Korpi, Janne FIN M ONEILL|KISSMARK 6 792.54
- 8 Aguirre, Mason USA M BURTON|SMITH|NIXON|GLOBE 6 760.89
- 9 Marthinsen, Henning NOR M NIKEACG|DRAGON|LEVEL 6 746.28
- 10 Lago, Scotty USA M FLOW|SMITH|BILLABONG 6 730.44

Women’s TTR World Snowboard Tour Ranking List Week 11

- 1 Bright, Torah AUS W ROXY 6 858.03
- 2 Anderson, Jamie USA W GRENADE|SALOMON|BILLABONG 6 849.26
- 3 Clark, Kelly USA W BURTON|GIRO|RVCA 6 799.8
- 4 Maas, Cheryl NED W VOLCOM|ELECTRIC 6 790.08
- 5 Hollingsworth, Ellery USA W OAKLEY|BURTON|NIKE6.0 6 740.02
- 6 Candrian, Sina SUI W BURTON 6 734.39
- 7 Bray, Juliane NZE W BURTON|GRAVIS|ANON 6 705.56
- 8 Bleicher, Conny GER W ELAN|686|JEEVICE|ORB 6 682.92
- 9 Mittermueller, Sylvia GER W OAKLEY|SANTACRUZ|VANS 6 673.98
- 10 Hight, Elena USA W OAKLEY|VOLCOM|BURTON 6 659.55

The Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour

Founded by Terje Haakonsen and industry innovators in 2002, the Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour is a non-profit, rider-driven organisation that aims to represent the progression of snowboarding. To create a clear rookie-to-pro structure, the TTR World Snowboard Tour is based on global grass root and key independent freestyle snowboarding events. Events are rated via a 1-through-6 Star system, with points allocated accordingly, a 6 Star event holding the highest. Any rider participating in these events, from up-and-coming to professional, will earn TTR Ranking Points and a position on the TTR Ranking List presented by Swatch. The top male and female rider is crowned Ticket To Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour Champion.

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