“Number Two, Woo-Hoo!” Jones Takes Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle on Her Final Run
Jenny Jones went into her last run knowing that if she wanted to repeat in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle, that she would have to put up a big number to surpass Jamie Anderson.
The task wasn’t going to be easy, as Jones has been nursing a sore knee all week. But despite the injury, her frontside 540, cab 540 and frontside 720 on the Money Booter was good enough for a winning score of 92.66.
“It feels great, it really does,” Jones said as the smile on her face extended from ear-to-ear. “It is a totally different experience this time because my knee was so sore and everything. I didn’t really think I was going to get anywhere. So I am still a little bit in shock that I came in first.
Anderson grabbed the silver with a score of 89.33 and Janna Meyen-Weatherby’s 75.66 won her the bronze.
Much of the post competition talk was about the bronze medalist Meyen-Weatherby. On all three of her rides, Meyen-Weatherby attempted a feat not done before.
“Jenny rode really well and as did Janna,” Anderson said. “To try the cab 900 is really impressive. No girl has ever done that trick, so definite respect to her.”
Snowboard Slopestyle tests a rider’s ability to handle a variety of terrain by executing freestyle maneuvers down a course filled with a variety of features. The Winter X Games 14 contains rails, hips, tabletops and a variety of jumps, allowing the riders to combine big air and technical tricks into one run.