The legendary Burton US Open Junior Jam Returns in 2017, featuring the top halfpipe Groms from around the world battling it out to secure a spot alongside the professionals in the Burton US Open Halfpipe Semi Finals!
Some of the best riders in the world got their start at past Burton US Open Junior Jams, who knows what up-and-comers might write their name in the history books this year. Following a mind blowing performance by Judd Henkes in 2016, the bar has only been raised further, and with $2,000 worth of prizes and a ticket to the big leagues up for grabs, make sure you don’t miss these rippers going for it in the Halfpipe on Tuesday, March 1st 10am – 12.30pm at Golden Peak.
Judd Henkes sending it to the moon on Run 1 of the Junior Jam
The Junior Jam is a halfpipe, invitation-only competition, with 16 boys and 9 girls aged 14 and under. Given the small field, the team at Burton Snowboards can't invite every kid in the USA, so we work off regional results, current form and recommendations from a select team of national coaches, team riders and industry professionals.
The 2016 Girl's Podium, Tessa Maud taking the top spot (middle), Isabella Gomez (left) and Payton Bacca closing out third (right).
Work in progress... Check back in December.
Boys > 16 Riders, 2 Runs > then top 6 get bonus final run. Best Run Counts
Girls > 8 Riders, 2 Runs > then top 3 get bonus final run. Best Run Counts
Payton Bacca boning it out to land third place in the Girl's Junior Jam