Clark captures 6th U.S. Open halfpipe title
Ryan Summerlin March 2, 2013
VAIL, Colorado – Kelly Clark has won her sixth halfpipe title at the U.S. Open snowboarding championships on Saturday, the most in the history of the competition.
Clark’s electric opening run earned a score of 84.45 points and she edged Hannah Teter by 2.32. Arielle Gold, an up-and-coming 16-year-old from Steamboat Springs, Colo., finished third.
The last rider of the competition, Clark had the win locked up, but didn’t hold back. She was in the middle of a thrilling run when she wiped out. Hardly missing a beat, she entertained the crowd with a few more tricks before gliding to a stop at the finish.
Clark is from Vermont, where the event was held for 30 years before relocating to Vail this season.
Earlier, Shaun White captured his fifth halfpipe title.