Karlinski shines at Jackson Hole
Snowmass Village’s Jordan Karlinski and Matt Ladley, of Steamboat Springs, picked up Chevrolet Revolution Tour halfpipe wins at Jackson Hole Mountain Resort.
Karlinski, who was second in Friday’s slopestyle event, won with a score of 32.70 in her second run. Erica Montgomery (Tahoe City, Calif.) and Jennifer Cohen (Wayne, N.J.) were second and third, respectively.
Karlinski has been racking up some significant top-three finishes this season. Aside from her podium at Jackson Hole, she has a first and a third in Paul Mitchell Progression Session slopestyle events. A total of 52 men and 21 women competed.
Ladley won with a score of 45 in his second of two runs. He was followed by Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.) in second and Austen Butler (Ketchum, Idaho) in third.
Ladley was the only rider to score higher than a 40 all day. His winning run consisted of a backside air, to a frontside 720, to a switch crippler, to a frontside 900, to a backside 540 and finally a frontside 540.
“The pipe was really good,” said Ladley, who turned 15 in January. “It was a little over vert and a lot of kids were landing flat, but it was still a lot of fun, it was a good pipe. It was fun to see all the kids and it was a great day. I’m happy for the weather, it held up good.”
Ladley is no stranger to the Revolution podium, as he was second in pipe at Spirit Mountain back in early January.
Jackson local Mike Marohn (Casper, Wyo.), who won Friday’s slopestyle, finished 28th.
In its second year, the Chevrolet Revolution Tour, managed by U.S. Snowboarding, is in place to bridge the gap between local-level competition and upper-level contests like the U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, Vans Cup, U.S. Open and the X Games.
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