Clark, Gold top riders at US Open halfpipe
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VAIL, CO- Kelly Clark and Taylor Gold became 2014 halfpipe champions and went away $45,000 dollars richer at the 32nd annual Burton US Open Snowboarding Championships at Vail Mountain on Saturday.

Olympic bronze medalist Clark solidified her seventh Burton US Open halfpipe title with a run that included a frontside 1080 indy, cab 720 mute grab, indy to mute grab, backside 540 tail grab, frontside 900 indy, and a backside air, scoring an 89.33. The 30-year-old Clark holds the honor of the most wins in US Open history. In other achievements, Clark picked up her fourth World Snowboard Tour halfpipe title as well.

After the women, the top 10 men put on an incredible performance for the packed house. Gold (USA) won his first US Open halfpipe title. The best trick award went to Chloe Kim for her switch method and Ben Ferguson for his double crippler. Each rider walked away with $5,000.
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