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Zurek wins gold at Vans contest

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Vancouver’s Natasza Zurek put together back to back inverts to win the Vans Triple Crown halfpipe at Snow Summit, California last week, and an estimated $7,500 U.S. in prize money.

Zurek, a member of the national snowboard team, opted out of the World Cup events in Japan to participate in the high profile ISF event.

She ended her second run with a frontside Mctwist to crippler, to a backside 540.

She beat Stine Brun Kjeldas, one of the top seeds on the World Cup tour and American Kim Stacey to win the best of three format.

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