Clark Wins 15th Straight

2012-02-18 12:25

OSLO, NOR (Feb. 18) – Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) earned her 15th straight win taking the Ticket To Ride title at the World Snowboarding Championships halfpipe finals. Steamboat Springs’s Matt Ladley (Chicago, IL) had a huge frontside 1260 and a great run that scored him second place in the men's competition while Iouri Podlatchikov (Switzerland) took the win. Louie Vito (Sandy, UT) took third for the men with a big frontside double 1080 while Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) was third for the women.


  • Kelly Clark (West Dover, VT) earned her 15th straight win, this one at the World Snowboarding Championships halfpipe.
  • Matt Ladley (Chicago, IL) was second in men's competition.
  • This was Ladley’s second podium of the season.
  • Gretchen Bleiler (Aspen, CO) came in third place, her third consecutive halfpipe podium this season, Spain’s Queralt Castellet took second place.
  • Castellet did the second 1080 ever to be done by a female in a competition, the first was Clark.
  • Elena Hight (South Lake Tahoe, CA) came in 6th place and rookie team member Benji Farrow (Ludlow, VT) took 8th place.
  • Foggy weather and humidity made for tricky conditions in the halfpipe and it took great skill for the athletes to gauge their speed.
  • Next up check out the Sprint U.S. Grand Prix at Mammoth Mountain, Feb. 29 – March 3 with a live broadcast on
  • Men and women’s slopestyle takes place tomorrow. To watch the live webcast click here starting at 4:50 a.m. ET.

Kelly Clark

It was a great three-run final and I am happier than ever to be on the podium with such good competition. It’s great to do well and I am happy with my riding, I go contest to contest, but ultimately it’s one run at a time. The top three women put down the best runs I have seen in a contest. We are progressing and it’s a privilege to be on the forefront of that.

Matt Ladley
Four days of competition in a row, it definitely takes a toll on your body. I’m a little beat up and sore, but I feel good and I’m stoked. The pipe was really good today and the rain made it a bit faster with the wet snow, it helped me to go big. You focus and live in the moment and do the best that you can.

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