Eric Willett, Enni Rukajarvi win
STRATTON, Vt. -- Eric Willett and Enni Rukajarvi of Finland have won the slopestyle competitions at the U.S. Open Snowboarding Championships at soggy Stratton Mountain.
Willett, of Frisco, Colo., outpointed Mark McMorris on Friday 90.40-87.80, slogging through fog and rain on the slushy course in Vermont.
Rukajarvi won the women's division, beating Jamie Anderson, of South Lake Tahoe, Calif., 86.50-84.80.
Norwegians Silje Norendal (78.70) and Kjersti Ostgaard Buaas (74.50) and Canada's Spencer O'Brien (58.50) rounded out the top five.
Shaun White, a two-time Olympic halfpipe gold medalist, pulled out earlier in the week. He cited a foot injury that will require surgery.
Copyright 2011 by The Associated Press
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