Jon Olsson wins silver medal at North American Open

February 26th, 2008

The field of 32 finalists battled through wind and snow, throwing their absolute best to impress the judges, the crowd, and their peers.

The judges definitely had their work cut out for them, with almost every competitor throwing right and leftside 7s, 9s, 10s, and up. Double flips were a pretty popular trick on the 3rd jump, thrown by Jon Olsson, Tom Wallisch, Bobby Brown and Taylor Felton, to name a few. Switch mistys, rodeos, kangaroos, and double grabs of all sorts of varieties were thrown down by the field.

Jon Olsson, with his signature style and flawless consistency, took his famous Kangaroo Flip, to impress the judges. In the end he finished second behind his Swedish colleague Jacob Wester.

Another HEAD team member who made it into the top ten was Anders Backe of Norway! Congrats, guys!

Source: http://www.freeskier.com
photo credit: Shay Williams