Under the bright lights of the New York City skyline in front of a supportive crowd battling a frigid cold, U.S. rider Shayne Pospisil pushed through a hard-hitting field of world-class snowboarders to claim the inaugural Swatch TTR 5Star Red Bull Snowscrapers title. 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.
In second place came Norwegian powerhouse Torstein Horgmo, whose podium finish and sixth TTR result this season earned him enough points to break the Swatch TTR Top 5. “New York! Pretty stoked I just got second in the event, Red Bull Snowscrapers. Currently sitting Top 5 on the TTR and it’s been a hell of a night!” exclaimed Horgmo.