Shaun White, Chloe Kim win Burton US Open halfpipe competition in Vail

5th March, 2016 by

By John LaConte

VAIL — Shaun White, 29, is no stranger to the top of the podium.“I’ve been doing it so long, it’s just muscle memory,” he said after winning Saturday’s Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships halfpipe competition. It was his seventh win at the U.S. Open, the longest-running snowboarding competition in the history of the sport, now celebrating its 34th year. On the women’s side, it only took four tricks for Chloe Kim to win her fifth straight event in the halfpipe.The 15-year-old snowboarder from California performed back-to-back 1080s to win her first-ever Burton U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships event on Saturday; bookending …

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