The action starts NOW at the Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships at Stratton

Some familiar names topped the podium for halfpipe on Saturday at the U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships. How familiar? How about last year’s winners repeating this year? That was the case when Kelly Clark and Kazuhiro Kokubo won on the women’s and men’s side at Stratton Resort. See how they did it and find out who completed the podium.

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The World Cup ski circuit was in the news recently with its World Championships. Now it’s time for the riders to take back center stage at this week’s Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships.

In fact, qualifying started today at Stratton Mountain Resort in Vermont leading up to the slopestyle and halfpipe finals on Friday and Saturday.  Although Shaun White had to bow out, owing to foot surgery, plenty of the sports biggest stars will be on hand, including Kelly Clark, Peetu Piiroinen, Jamie Anderson, Kazuhiro Kokubo, Louie Vito, Hannah Teter, Mark McMorris and Danny Davis.

You can get a schedule here, and there also will be a live webcast of all semifinals and finals Wednesday through Saturday. We’ll have results on the blog as they happen.

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