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Competition class of 2014

Photograph By Courtesy of Burton

When competitors show up to a competition, they get their portraits taken so that the producers of the event can work their mugshots into TV and web broadcasts. Usually they are flashed on a screen one to a few times, and then are never seen again.

We thought it'd be fun to gather these portraits from the Burton U.S. Open that just went down in Vail, Colo. As it was the last major contest of the 2014 World Snowboard Tour, it seemed appropriate to use as a look-back at some of the players -- rookie and veteran alike -- who stood out this competition season. Disclaimer: The following is a sampling, not a full roster of people who ruled it this year.