Kass Comes With Sass

The U.S. Open's legacy, history, pride—however you frame it—have always been about Pipe. To win at Stratton is to solidify your place in the annals of U-Tube ridin'. Danny Kass did just that, and not for his first time, but for a record-busting fifth title. Kass, who has been fighting injury all season, has been back on the snow for only three weeks since his recovery. And to expect he would come and grab the big win? He certainly wasn't holding himself to it. "I really just wanted to make finals and get some good runs in, but everything just sort of started to click." (Chris Owen)