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Vito and Farrington win Grand Prix

Updated: December 11, 2010, 9:15 PM ET
By Devon O'Neil | ESPN Action Sports

Coming off the most progressive year in halfpipe snowboarding's history, the athletes at Saturday's Visa U.S. Halfpipe Grand Prix could be forgiven for not ushering in the new season with any unprecedented wizardry.

Instead, U.S. riders Louie Vito and Kaitlyn Farrington stuck to reliable tricks to win the first major pipe competition of the Northern Hemisphere winter at Copper Mountain, Colo., which received nearly 18 inches of snow in the 24 hours preceding the contest.

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