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Big Air Competition Carries $60,000 Purse

Big Air Competition Carries $60,000 Purse

posted: 01/21/2007

January 20, 2007

COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colo. (USFO Press Release)—The 2007 Jeep U.S. Freeskiing Open, the largest and most respected contest in freeskiing, completed a fourth day of competition in Copper Mountain, Colorado today with the exciting nighttime Big Air contest. The competition took place under the lights, followed by a live performance from popular Colorado band Rose Hill Drive. Charles Gagnier, of Quebec, took first place with a switch 1260 nosetail double grab, claiming the $10,000 prize, while Jacob Weston, of Sweden, placed second for a $5,000 prize with a double flat spin 900. Events continue Sunday with Superpipe finals.

Celebrating its 10th anniversary, the 2007 Jeep U.S. Freeskiing Open features more than 300 of freeskiing's top and up and coming athletes competing for a $60,000 purse in three disciplines: Slopestyle, Halfpipe and Big Air.

Complete results for Big Air at the 2007 Jeep U.S. Freeskiing Open include:

1. Charles Gagnier, Quebec, Canada, $10,000
2. Jacob Wester, Sweden, $5,000
3. Sammy Carlson, Mt. Hood, Oregon, $1,500
4. T.J. Schiller, BC, Canada, $1,000

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