Roxy Snow Team Wins Big At Winter X Games XIII

Snowboarder Torah Bright Reclaims Gold and Sets Record for Women’s Snowboarding

Huntington Beach, CA – January 27, 2009 — Roxy is pleased to congratulate snow team riders, Sarah Burke and Torah Bright (AUSTRALIA/Cooma), on their amazing performance in Aspen this weekend, striking gold in the SuperPipe at Winter X Games XIII.  Freeskier Sarah Burke took her third consecutive X Games gold medal in the Women’s Ski SuperPipe while snowboarder Torah Bright, reclaimed gold, after winning the Women’s Snowboard SuperPipe in 2007 and finishing with a silver in 2008.  Roxy team rider Kjersti Buaas placed fourth in the Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle and Jess Cumming, who rides for Roxy Skis, took home the bronze medal for her performance in the SuperPipe.

Earlier in the games during the elimination round, Torah set a Winter X Games record for the highest SuperPipe score for women with a 97.33 out of a 100, second only to Olympic gold medalist Shaun White who holds the record for men with 97.34.  Known for being one of the most technical and progressive female snowboards ever, Torah prevailed over the competition in the finals looking stylish as ever in her Gold Signature RoxyBrightEdition jacket with a Backside 360, Switch Backside 7, McTwist, Air to Fakie, Switch Frontside 7. Olympic gold medalists Kelly Clark and Hannah Teter finished second and third respectively.

Sarah proved once again she is the top freeskier in the SuperPipe. Sitting in the second spot going into her third and final run, Sarah came from behind as the last and final skier of the night with a Cork 900 safety grab, straight air, 540 mute grab, right 540 safety, cork 7 tail. The judges awarded her a 93.33 out of 100, just enough to beat out Jen Hudak’s 92.66. Jess Cumming finished third for a bronze medal, making it Jess’ first appearance on the podium at the Winter X Games.

In addition this year’s Winter X Games, saw many exciting changes with Women’s Freeskiing Slopestyle making its grand debut, along with equal pay for both the men’s and women’s events. Over the past six years Roxy’s Sarah Burke has been instrumental in pushing for the addition of Women’s Freesking Slopestyle and equal pay through her lobbying efforts and continual involvement with the governing bodies for X Games and skiing.

The 2009 Winter X Games XIII were held at Buttermilk Mountain Resort in Aspen/Snowmass, Colorado. Top athletes from around the world, including Shaun White, Candide Thovex and Travis Rice competed in snowboarding, skiing, and snowmobile events. The events were nationally televised on ESPN and ABC, check for details. For more information about Roxy’s snow team, go to


About Roxy

Roxy is a brand of Quiksilver, Inc. (NYSE:ZQK), the world’s leading outdoor sports lifestyle company, which designs, produces and distributes a diversified mix of branded apparel, wintersports equipment, footwear, accessories and related products.  The Company’s apparel and footwear brands represent a casual lifestyle for young-minded people that connect with its boardriding culture and heritage.

The reputation of Quiksilver’s brands is based on different outdoor sports.  The Company’s Quiksilver, Roxy, DC and Hawk brands are synonymous with the heritage and culture of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding, and its beach and water oriented swimwear brands include Raisins, Radio Fiji and Leilani. The Company continues to make snowboarding equipment under its DC, Roxy, Lib Technologies, Gnu and Bent Metal labels.

The Company’s products are sold in over 90 countries in a wide range of distribution, including surf shops, skate shops, snow shops, its proprietary Boardriders Club shops and other company-owned retail stores, other specialty stores and select department stores.  Quiksilver’s corporate and Americas’ headquarters are in Huntington Beach, California, while its European headquarters are in St. Jean de Luz, France, and its Asia/Pacific headquarters are in Torquay, Australia.


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