According to TTR, "Amongst a thrilled crowd of thousands, the men’s final was exciting down to the last run. Eric Willett lost his first and second run lead to Mark McMorris by only 0.30 points, with Mark performing a nearly perfect Backside Double Cork 1260 Mute Grab and Gap switch hardway to 270 out on the rail. None of the finalists were holding back in going BIG, which influenced the atmosphere amongst the spectators tremendously, giving the riders the necessary energy to perform. Mark McMorris, who surprised himself today, commented on his win: ‘Eric rode insane, and would have deserved the win as much as I did.’"
In the Big Air Tour ranking, Eric Willett grabs the lead from Roope Tonteri (FIN). Seppe Smits advanced from 12th to 5th position, remaining in his 5th position in the Overall Rankings. With his first Big Air result of the season here at O’Neill Evolution, Swiss rider, Christian Haller, advanced to the 1st position in the TTR Overall World Tour rankings. O’Neill Evolution was the last Big Air contest before the Big Air final Billabong Air&Style February 4th, in Innsbruck, Austria, where the TTR Big Air Tour Champion will be crowned.
Congratulations to Eric and we wish him luck at the next stop!
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