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It was a tight battle on the men’s side, but Taylor Gold prevailed over Taku Hiraoka and David Habluetzel with massive airs including some technical chicken salad and roast beef grabbed doubles, to take home his first US Open title. With a perfect pipe, amplitude didn’t seem to be an issue as every rider looked to be boosting higher than ever with a combination of tweaked grabs and smooth spins.
On the women’s side, Kelly Clark took home her record-setting seventh US Open title, and she did it with her signature style including huge amplitude and 1080s. Queralt Castellet strung together a 2nd place run with some large airs and high rotations for her first US Open podium. Wrapping up the podium was 13-year old Chloe Kim, who has been on a tear lately. Her smooth, technical style was only magnified with her switch run which included a switch methods and handful of switch spins, a la Danny Davis, earning her the 3rd place spot.
Mark McMorris fended off some tough challenges from Stale Sandbech and Maxence Parrot with a solid run wrapping up with one of the biggest triple corks to date. On the women’s side, Jamie Anderson continued her win streak coming off Sochi with one of the smoothest runs of the day, putting some distance between her and the rest of the pack.