Guldemond Third at Snowy US Open

2013-03-02 08:57

VAIL, CO (Mar. 2) – Accumulating snow and flat light did not faze Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) who took third at the Burton US Open slopestyle finals. Although Guldemond learned a new trick, a triple cork, the snow caused for slow speeds that made it impossible to try. The women’s slopestyle finals were canceled due to weather conditions and the semi-final results held as final. Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) took second in semi-finals on Wednesday. Next up athlete’s head to Sierra Nevada, Spain for FIS World Cup Finals Mar. 20-27.


  • Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV) third at Burton US Open despite flat light and snow accumulating on the slopestyle course all day.
  • Guldemond’s run featured two huge 1260’s and due to the slow speeds he was unable to perform his newest trick, a triple cork.
  • Cananda’s Mark McMorris and Spencer O’Brien took the win.
  • Women’s slopestyle canceled due to snow on the course, semi-final results used for finals.
  • Jamie Anderson (South Lake Tahoe, CA) took second during semi-finals on Wednesday at the new location for the Burton US Open, Vail Resort.
  • Guldemond and teammates Eric Willett (Breckenridge, CO) and Sage Kotsenberg (Park City, UT) were the only Americans in the finals taking seventh and eighth respectively.
  • The Burton US Open is a 6Star World Snowboard Event.
  • The U.S. Revolution Tour at Seven Springs Resort acted as the qualifier event sending the top 10 men and top five women to compete in both discplines.
  • Next up Mar. 20-27 FIS World Cup Finals at Sierra Nevada, Spain.

Chas Guldemond
The riding was tough today, but it always comes down to having fun. That’s what I did today, I was really happy with my riding. It’s always nice to win, but I had a great time and this event has been a lot of fun. It was a unique course and the boys put up tough competition. I am looking forward to going home for a little bit after this competiton to keep training so that I can debut my triple soon. 

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