Aleksander Ostreng is the winner of the Burn River Jump 2011
The Norwegian Aleksander Ostreng is the winner of the 5th edition of the Burn River Jump, Livigno Italy.
Livigno, Italy (february 25th, 2011). Bad weather conditions and strong winds forced the organizers to change the original format of the contest but that didn´t affect the show: more than 2,000 spectators went crazy and riders enjoyed the event as always.
Tonight´s Big Final has been very exciting, since the last four riders have been competing one against each other in a KO system: Alexander Ostreng (NOR) took the lead with an insane run that included a huge Backside 900 over the Spoel river, to finish things off with a Switch Frontside Lipslide 270 Out on the rail section. Eric Willet (USA) earned the second place with a Switch Backside 900, ending up his run with a Frontside Boardslide. The winner of yesterday´s Slopestyle Ulrik Badertscher (NOR) rounded out the podium with a Backside Rodeo 900 to a Frontside Boardslide Pretzel Out.
Aleksander said: "I am stoked! I was not expecting to win tonight. The set up was great and the snowpark too. I am so happy and... I will be back next year!"
The young talent Jamie Nicholls (UK), who came in fourth place, was crowned as Burn Jib Master, thanks to his astonishing style over the rail section.
The Burn River Jump 2011 might be over, but all the riders and their fans are still enjoying the after show until late night the way they did during the event. Thanks to the title sponsor Burn, the energy drink of The Coca-Cola Company and many partners (Regione Lombardia, Valtellina, Livigno, Skipassion, Mottolino, Credito Valtellinese and SnowboardMag) we´ve had some thrilling competitions during the last two days here in Livigno, the little Mecca of the Italian snowboard scene.
"We were super happy to be the title sponsor of this unique contest held here in Italy." says Sara Ranzini, Head of P.R. Director of Coca-Cola Italia." Livigno is a great place and the snowboarding atmosphere even more. Burn is proud to be part of this contest and we want to celebrate this partnership as much as possible. We thank the River Jump that gave our riders the chance to be part of the great show."
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