KELLY MARREN WINS HALFPIPE DURING LARGEST SNOWFALL IN MAMMOTH HISTORY
The Roxy Chicken Jam is the U.S.’s only all-women’s professional snowboard competition bringing the world’s best female athletes to Mammoth Mountain, CA. The Seventh Annual Roxy Chicken Jam event is now over for the 2011 season and record snowfall resulted in many changes to the schedule including the cancellation of the slopestyle event. But in true Roxy form, that didn’t put a damper on the competition.The halfpipe still went ahead and Kelly Marren from Hillsborough, CA took the top spot on Friday, March 25, 2011 winning the $15,000 prize purse. Kelly threw flips on both walls – a frontside crippler and a Michaelchuck on the backside wall for the win. The event belonged to the newcomers as Leslie Glenn from Breckenridge, CO and Chloe Kim from La Palma, CA came in second and third. Kim, a ten-year old phenom, made her debut at Chicken Jam with a McTwist and frontside and backside 5’s.
The creative minds at Roxy put together a brand new competition format that would allow the riders to showcase the epic riding condition all over the mountain at Mammoth. The Roxy Powder Jam sponsored by GoPro cameras took advantage of the 600+ inches of snowfall by tasking riders to capture the true joy of snowboarding through their eyes. Teams consisted of three riders divided into invited pros and qualifying amateurs demonstrating their creativity and all-around ability to shred the entire mountain while progressing the sport. A total prize purse of $15,000 will be distributed among the winning individuals and winning teams. Winners and entry highlights will be released on April 8, 2011 at www.roxy.com/chickenjam. Roxy celebrated the conclusion of the 2011 Roxy Chicken Jam with artist Trouble Andrew and 2011 Grammy winning electro-pop group La Roux rocking out at Canyon Lodge with a free concert!