Saturday's slopestyle snowboarding finals at the 2017 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. (photo: Sarah Brunson)

Americans Sweep Both Slopestyle Podiums in Mammoth

Mammoth Lakes, CA – American snowboarders turned in a stellar performance at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix slopestyle event over the weekend, sweeping both men’s and women’s podiums in flat light conditions at Mammoth Mountain. Up-and-comer Red Gerard (Silverthorne, Colo.) topped the field to take the win for the men, while Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.) nabbed the win for the ladies.

Kyle Mack (West Bloomfield, Mich.) and Hailey Langland (San Clemente, Calif.) each took second while Dylan Thomas (Kingsley, Penn.) and Julia Marino (Westport, Conn.) were third.

It was Gerard’s first major victory, but he has been warming up to the top spot all season with a third-place finish at the Kreischberg World Cup and fourth-place finish at the Laax Open in January. The 16-year-old Coloradoan battled the competition as well as the weather to take the top spot. “It turned out to be fine,” he said after his first run. “Just trust your landing and trust your skills and you’re good to go.”

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Saturday's slopestyle snowboarding finals at the 2017 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. (photo: Sarah Brunson)
Saturday’s slopestyle snowboarding finals at the 2017 Toyota U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Calif. (photo: Sarah Brunson)

By contrast, Anderson is more than familiar with the top of the podium, including winning the inaugural Olympic snowboard slopestyle gold medal at Sochi in 2014. It was her third major win for the season after taking the big air win at the Copper Mountain Toyota U.S. Grand Prix and the Dew Tour championship in December.

Sunday’s slopestyle was the first Olympic qualifying event for the PyeongChang Olympics in 2018.

The freestyle snowboard World Cup tour continues this week in Quebec City, Canada.

OFFICIAL RESULTS
FIS Snowboard World Cup
Toyota U.S. Grand Prix – Mammoth Mountain, CA – Feb. 4, 2017

Men’s Slopestyle

Rank NATION Name Tot. Points WC Points
1 USA GERARD Redmond 87.95 1000
2 USA MACK Kyle 77.05 800
3 USA THOMAS Dylan 73.95 600
4 FIN HENKES Judd 70.05 500
5 USA RINNEKANGAS Rene 69.95 450
6 NOR CROUCH Brock 69.80 400
7 AUS ULSLETTEN Emil Andre 69.50 360
8 CZE COLLINS Tiarn 61.75 320
9 USA HORAK Petr 47.35 290
10 USA WILLETT Eric 45.25 260
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Women’s Slopestyle

Rank NATION Name Tot. Points WC Points
1 USA ANDERSON Jamie 80.25 1000
2 USA LANGLAND Hailey 77.40 800
3 USA MARINO Julia 71.85 600
4 AUS SADOWSKI SYNNOTT Zoi 71.25 500
5 GBR FULLER Aimee 49.05 450
6 AUS COADY Tess 46.40 400
7 CAN BLOUIN Laurie 38.40 360
8 JPN HIRONO Asami 30.15 320
9 RUS FEDOROVA Sofya 73.33 290
10 USA WALKER Ty 72.33 260

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