by Brian Rosa reprinted from freezeonline.com Tanner Hall, Jon Olsson, and C.R. Johnson should just become roommates. Seeing as how they spend so much time getting cozy on the podium together, why wouldnât the top three U.S. Freeskiing Open Slopestyle finishers share living quarters? Tanner, Jon, and C.R., who also took the podium 13 days ago at the X Games Slopestyle event, finished first, second, and third, respectively, beating out an impressive list of competitors in last Friday's finals. CR Johnson working the S rail. Rounding out the 12-man final heat were Candide Thovex, Phil Belanger, Mickael Descheneaux, Andrew Woods, Peter Olenick, Vincent Dorion, Chris Turpin, David Crichton, and Phillipe Warren. To take the crown, Tanner mastered the S-rail that no few people could conquer all day and threw a huge 900 tail grab for good measure. Jon threw the smooth, stylie spins that have made him the international powerhouse he is. And C.R., who narrowly edged out Thovex for third, threw his signature Bio 900 that had judges drooling like dogs. Jon Olsson greases the kinked rail. On the women's side, it was Sarah Burke who dominated the womenâs field once again, while Jamie Meyers and Kristi Leskinen took second and third, respectively. Though the group of participants was small, every lady who came out to compete went huge. ner Hall lets Jimbo Morgan and ESPN in on his secret to success. source: http://www.freezeonline.com/article/competition.cfm?alias_id=9824


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