Halfpipe Semi-Finals Highlights 2017 Burton US Open: Scotty James, Shaun White, Chloe Kim Top Qualifiers

Another day of sun and semis. Halfpipe semi-finals went off at the 2017 Burton US Open and many of the recognizable names floated to the top! Check out the full results and women’s highlight video below!

After a strong first drop from Shaun White (84.49) that moved him into first position, Scotty James bested the run with a complete string of his own (84.74) that placed him as the top qualifier going into Saturday’s final. Chloe Kim was Chloe Kim, taking the lead on her first run with a 79.62 and never looked back. An impressive run from Elena Hight (par for the course), which included a huge Cab 720 Melon, also landed her in the top six with a spot to compete for the gold!


Scotty James airing out of the pipe and throwing a huge method on his first hit. p: Mark Clavin

Men’s Results:
1- Scotty James
2- Shaun White
3- Ayumu Hirano
4- Pat Burgener
5- Raibu Katayama
6- Jake Pates
7- Iouri Podladtchikov
8- David Habluetzel
9- Chase Josey
10- Danny Davis

Women’s Results:
1- Chloe Kim
2- Maddie Mastro
3- Kelly Clark
4- Haruna Matsumoto
5- Elena Hight
6- Sena Tomita

Oh yeah! And then this happened on the slopestyle course adjacent to the pipe semi-finals… Red Gerard.

@redgerard blasting through the #BurtonUSOpen slopestyle course during practice today!! Finals tomorrow. 🎥: @spencerwhiting #followcamextraordinaire #snowboarding

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