2012 Burton US Open - Halfpipe Finals

 It was a beautiful day in southern Vermont for the men's and women's halfpipe finals showdown in the 2012 Burton US Open at Stratton Mountain on Saturday...

  It was the 30th anniversary of the open and you couldn't have asked for better weather, high's in the 50's for most of the week.  The field on Saturday for the halfpipe competition featured the top riders in the world; Shaun White, Kelly Clark, Danny Davis, Hannah Teter, Danny Kass, Louie Vito, to name just a few.

  The women started things off in the morning.

Hannah Teter soaring through the air.

Hometown favorite Kelly Clark launches on her first hit.  Kelly, was looking for her 17th win in row 

 Hannah Teter

  A scary moment during the women's finals, Hannah Teter hits the deck and goes down hard on her first run.  She was knocked unconscious, and it seemed like forever before the ski patrol got there.  She suffered a concussion in the fall and was taken down in the sled by ski patrol.
 Medical personnel attend to Hannah after her fall
 Hannah is taken down in a sled by ski patrol
Fans came out to cheer for local favorite Kelly Clark as she tried to win her 17th victory in a row.

On the men's side...

 Kazu pays tribute
 Luke Luke Mitrani poaching the pipe
 Danny Davis dropping in

 Shaun White airing it out

 A rider is attended to after a fall

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