Aono and Clark win BNZO pipe

Ryo Aono and Kelly Clark win Burton NZ Open Halfpipe

Updated: August 13, 2011, 5:30 PM ET
By Colin Bane | ESPN Action Sports

Preview Slopestyle Halfpipe

Japanese snowboarder Ryo Aono won the 2011 Burton New Zealand OpenMen's Halfpipe finals on Saturday in a last-minute upset over event favorites Louie Vito (USA) and Iouri "I-Pod' Podladtchikov (Switzerland). Vito held the lead coming into the third of three runs in the pipe at the Cardrona Alpine Resort in Wanaka, NZ with a run two score of 89.30, but Aono still had some big tricks up his sleeve: His winning third run included a massive frontside ...

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