Chicherit and Burge Win Again

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Feb. 5, 2002 -- Guerlain Chicherit and Jamie Burge successfully defended their US Freeskiing National Championship Titles, Sunday. The event culminated with solid final runs by Chicherit and Burge that kept worthy challengers at bay.

In the last run, Whistler's Jennifer Ashton tried to bump Jamie Burge from the top position by skiing steep faces and taking 30-foot drops, but Burge's previous runs were too strong. Ashton had to settle for second place just 1.4 points behind the repeat champion.

On the men's side, Kaj Zachrisson of Sweden was leading at the start of the final day, but fell on his first run. Rick Greener of Alta/Snowbird and defending World Champion Hugo Harrison tried to capitalize on the fall with two outstanding runs each. The duo scored within a point of each other on each run as they bombed down 40-degree slopes at over 40 miles per hour. Fortunately for Chicherit, their efforts did not bump him from first place--Harrison took second and Greener took third.

Held on the north face of Snowbird's, Mt. Baldy the event was the second stop of the International Freeskiers Association (IFSA) world tour. The final stop of the World Tour is March 1-2 in Les Arcs, France.

US FREESKIING NATIONALS

IFSA WORLD TOUR STOP #2

North Baldy, Snowbird, Utah

Feb. 3, 2002

Women
1. Burge, Jamie USA 101.4
2. Ashton, Jen CAN 100
3. Backstom, Ingred USA 95.8
4. Peterson, Linda USA 87
5. Ogden, Laura USA 83.4
6. Binning, Andrea AUS 78.2
7. Berg, Jen USA 52.6
8. Magriby, Asia USA 48
9. Cardinel, Dawn USA 47.6
10. Medville, Susan USA 45.4
11. Oster, Meg USA 43.4
12. Anik, Demers USA 40.4
13. Cargill, AJ USA 30
14. Moxley, Amanda USA 28.6

Men
1. Chicherit, Guerlain FRA 117.8
2. Harrison, Hugo CAN 113.2
3. Greener, Rick USA 111.4
4. Gavaggio, Enak FRA 106.8
5. Estrada, Aaron USA 106
6. Zackrisson, Kaj SWE 104.4
7. Yves-Leblanc, Pierre CAN 100.4
(tie) Liliequist, Sverre SWE 100.4
9. Hunt, Aaron USA 98.4
10. Blair, Jamie USA 94.8
11. Travarelli, Carlo USA 94.2
12. Wheeler, Ben USA 93.8
13. Kuhn, Xavier FRA 90
(tie) Zapf-Gilje, Leif CAN 90
15. Berg, Charlie USA 89.6
16. Maitre, Romain FRA 87.8
17. Johnston, Jon USA 86.8
18. Belleville, Matt USA 86
19. Paulding, Chris USA 64
20. Connelly, Ryan CAN 61.8
21. Berg, Kiffor USA 60.8
22. Orarback, Jon SWE 59.2
23. Witherspoon, John USA 58
24. Schenkar, Alex USA 57.4
25. Sasaki, Dai-K JPN 57.2
26. Jack, Jim USA 56.8
27. Mc Intosh, Ian AUS 55.6
28. Burks, Will USA 55
29. Bedford, Steve USA 54.8
30. Courcelles, Robin CAN 54.4
31. Loeffler, Chuck USA 53.6
32. Fox, George USA 52.6
33. Walker, Anthony USA 52.4
34. Cumbie, Ben USA 50
35. Gaudet, Gabe CAN 49
36. Jakob, Kevin USA 48.2
37. Goss, Chris USA 46.8
38. Greener, Rob USA 46.6
39. Groff, Fletcher 31.8

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