• Shayne Pospisil Bags Fifty Grand in New York City

Billabong team rider Shayne Pospisil blasted an upset victory the Ice Scrapers event in New York City yesterday and took home fifty thousand smackers for his trouble. Team rider Scotty Lago, who has racked up impressive scores at every event this season, took third.† Pospisil’s stellar riding on the specially constructed hip feature earned him $50 000 of the $ 100 000 USD prize purse alongside 850 TTR Ranking points that pushed him into the TTR Top 20 as noted in .

Shayne clinched the finals against Norwegian Torstein Horgmo, pulling off multiple devastating performances that included a last run with a solid backside 900. Friends, family, and fans swarmed Pospisil, who finished his final hit with a victory method air that revved everyone.
"Having all of my friends and family here is amazing," he said later. "It's a dream come true."

In the third-place showdown between Scotty Lago and Travis Rice, Travis started struggling with backside rodeo 900 attempts in the final rounds, so when Lago stomped a backside 900, he locked down the third place spot.
Snowboarding legend Terje Haakonsen took the best trick honors, kicking a one-footed method air after a drop-in with his back foot unstrapped and that brought cheers from the crowd.

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