Jamie Anderson won X Games SlopeStyle
Jamie Andersonʼs influence on womenʼs snowboarding is inarguable, and today she backed that up by taking the gold medal in Snowboard Slopestyle at X Games Aspen 2013. Itʼs a dominant second slopestyle gold in two years for the Monster Energy athlete.
Heading into todayʼs Womenʼs Snowboard Slopestyle finals, Anderson was undoubtedly the one to beat. She set the bar early by chalking up a 93.00 on her first run (of three)—highlights from her run include a front boardslide 270 out and a switch backside 540 on the last hit. The very high score was more than enough to secure the top podium spot for the South Lake Tahoe native.
Though just 22 years old, Anderson has appeared 10 times at Winter X, making her an athlete that has grown up competing and succeeding at X. Sheʼs a three-time gold medalist (ʼ08, ʼ12, ʼ13) and has earned seven slopestyle medals.
Outside of X Games Anderson has been equally dominant. Looking at the 2012 season, she not only took gold at Winter X Aspen and gold at Winter X Tignes, but also claimed the championship titles on the Burton Global Open Series and the TTR World Snowboard Tour.