Snowboarding's U.S. Open turns Dirty 30
by Colin Whyte [March 6, 2012]
This week, March 5-11, marks the 30th anniversary of snowboarding's longest-running major contest: The U.S. Open. Before there was snowboarding in the Olympics, before the X Games or Dew Tour or snowboarding video games or Shaun White gum or "Danny & The Dingo," the U.S. Open was there, holding it down as the sport's marquee event and primary bragging right.
Names such as Craig Kelly, Terje Haakonsen, Jeff Brushie, Janna Meyen and Kazu Kokubo became domesticated largely because of making an impression at the Open. The Burton-led contest marks a crucial gathering of the tribe in early spring and acts as a kind of punctuation on a busy competitive season.
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