by Brian Rosa reprinted from freezeonline.com Sweden’s Jon Olsson threw silky smooth 900’s, flares, and flatspins all day long en route to his second Halfpipe victory in less than two weeks. For Olsson, who took X Games gold in Halfpipe exactly one week ago in Aspen, it was his second time on the podium this weekend at the U.S. Freeskiing Open after placing second last Friday in Slopestyle. Candide boosts a huge mute grab on his way to a 2nd place finish. France’s Candide Thovex came out boosting huge all day to take second place, and Canada’s David Crichton, who took third in Big Air last night, edged out Mammoth Mountain’s Braden Fujas for third place. Philou Poirier goes huge. Jackson Hole’s Jamie Sundberg successfully threw a 540 McTwist to take first in Women’s Halfpipe, while the usual suspects, Kristi Leskinen and Sarah Burke, finished second and third, respectively, to round out the final day of Open competition. Mike Atkinson interviews Jon after his win. Complete results from the event are listed below. Be sure to check back on freezeonline.com for an in-depth report of everything that went on this weekend in Vail, Colorado at the 2002 U.S. Freeskiing Open. Thanks to all our sponsors, the athletes, and the record number of fans that came out to see the most successful Freeskiing Open ever. source: http://www.freezeonline.com/article/competition.cfm?alias_id=9832


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