Vail, Colorado. (February 25, 2020) — The 2020 Junior Jam Presented by Clif Bar & Company kicked off the first day of competition at the 38th Annual Burton U·S·Open Snowboarding Championships today with NZ's Campbell Melville Ives finishing in third place . The field featured 25 of the top boy and girl groms aged 14 and under competing in a completely reimagined Burton U·S·Open halfpipe. The competitors relied on creativity, style, and skill as they dropped into the new modified pipe venue—a 13-foot enhanced minipipe transitioning into a standard 22-foot Superpipe—in a best of two-runs format.
In the boy’s field, Fynn Bullock-Wombleput (USA) down the top two scores of the competition earning a 90.80 on his first run to take the lead and following that up with a 95.40 on his second run. Jonas Hasler (SUI) earned a score of 78.60 impressing the crowd with a combination of old-school moves up top including an Andrecht plant and back-to-back 900s in the Superpipe, and Cam Melville Ives (NZL) took third with a 10 foot front 900 and a score of 76.00.
Watch Cam's run below
Boy’s Halfpipe Junior Jam Results
1.Fynn Bullock-Womble (USA), BURTON, 95.40
2. Jonas Hasler (SUI), BURTON, 78.60
3. Cam Melville Ives (NZL), ICEBREAKER, 76.00
Competition continues tomorrow (Thursday NZT) with the men’s and women’s slopestyle semi-finals on Vail’s Golden Peak with returning champions Redmond Gerard (USA) and Zoi Sadowski-Synnott (NZL). Also competing will be four-time Burton U·S·Open slopestyle champion Mark McMorris (CAN) and six-time champion Jamie Anderson (USA), 2020 X Games Big Air champ Max Parrot (CAN), 2020 X Games Slopestyle champ Darcy Sharpe (CAN), Yuki Kadono (JPN), Anna Gasser (AUT), Julia Marino (USA), Laurie Blouin (CAN), and Sven Thorgren (SWE) among others gunning to earn a spot in Friday’s slopestyle finals.
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