Hello Athletes, It is time to register for the 2006 U.S. Freeskiing Open Championships at Vail, Colorado, January 18-21, 2006. To ensure that this year’s U.S. Open runs smoothly and on time we are keeping a very tight watch on the number of athletes in superpipe and slopestyle events. With $75,000 up for grabs this year, the slots will fill up quickly. BE SURE TO REGISTER EARLY! General registration will open online at http://www.usfreeskiingopen.com on Thursday, Dec. 1, 2005, at 5:00 p.m. MST  (4:00 PST, 7:00 EST). ALL women athletes need to register online: there are no pre-qualified women athletes. For a list of the pre-qualified athletes for Slopestyle and Superpipe see below. Any questions please feel free to contact us. We look forward to seeing you in Vail! Cheers! Barb Hamblett and Nicole Leitner Registration Team and Athlete Liasons for US Open 2006 Email contacts: barb@mtsports.com nicole@mtsports.com US OPEN 2006 PREQUALIFIED ATHLETES slopestyle Prequal Criteria: USFO 2005 top 10 athletes Xgames 2005 top 10 athletes Gravity Games 2005 top 5 athletes ECFO 2005 top 3 athletes WSSF 2005 top 3 athletes 1 Charles Gagnier (USFO 1, Xgames 1, GG 3) 2 Tanner Hall (USFO 2, Xgames 2) 3 Jon Olsson (USFO 3, Xgames 3) 4 Peter Olenick (USFO 4, Xgames 10, WWSF 2) 5 Simon Dumont (USFO 5, Xgames 4, GG 2) 6 Derek Spong (USFO 6) 7 Henrik Windstedt (USFO 7, Xgames 5) 8 AJ Burton (USFO 8) 9 Pep Fujas (USFO 9) 10 Steele Spence (USF0 10) 11 TJ Schiller (Xgames 6, GG 1, WSSF 1) 12 CR Johnson (Xgames 7) 13 Corey Vanular (Xgames 8) 14 Laurent Favre (Xgames 9) 15 Sammy Carlson (GG 4, WSSF 3) 16 Tanner Rainville (GG 5) 17 Maxime Vanier (ECFO 1) 18 Richie Paradise (ECFO 2) 19 Chris Logan (ECFO 3) superpipe Prequal Criteria: USFO 2005 top 10 athletes Xgames 2005 top 10 athletes Gravity Games 2005 top 5 athletes ECFO 2005 top 3 athletes WSSF 2005 top 3 athletes WSPC 2005 top 5 athletes 1 Tanner Hall (USFO 1, Xgames 2) 2 Sean Field (USFO 2, Xgames 6, WSPC 4) 3 Corey Vanular (USFO 3, GG 1, WSPC 6, WSSF 5) 4 Greg Tuffelmire (USFO 4) 5 John Spriggs (USFO 5, WSPC 5) 6 Andy Woods (USFO 6, GG 2, WSPC 3, WSSF 4) 7 Mathias Wecxsteen (USFO 7, GG 4) 8 Dan Marion (USFO 8, Xgames 5) 9 Jean Laurent Ratchel (USFO 9) 10 Craig Coker (USFO 10) 11 Simon Dumont (Xgames 1, GG 3) 12 Jon Olsson (Xgames 3, WSPC 1) 13 CR Johnson (Xgames 4) 14 Peter Olenick (Xgames 7, WSSF 3) 15 TJ Schiller (Xgames 8, GG 5) 16 Josh Bibby (Xgames 9) 17 Candide Thovex (Xgames 10) 18 Stephan Thomas (WSPC 2) 19 Justin Dorey (WSSF 1) 20 Andreas Hatveit (WSSF 2) 21 Brent Abrams (ECFO 1) 22 Colby West (ECFO 2) 23 Henrik Lampert (ECFO 3)


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