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Kelly Clark's success funds future stars' training

Kelly Clark's success funds future stars' training

Originally Published: November 29, 2011
By Vanessa Pierce | Special to espnW

Kelly Clark was all smiles as she rocked out to her Christian worship music atop her third and final run at the 2011 Winter X Games.

Over in their booth, the announcers joked, "She might be appealing to the man upstairs for a 1080."

For good reason, too: The 1080, three full rotations in the air, was a stunt no woman in halfpipe history had pulled off in a competition. It's the kind of trick you'd pull out of your bag at the last minute in a desperate gamble to win a competition.

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