Today in Stoke: Breck snowboarder Eric Willett throws down at Burn River Jump TTR in Italy

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Photo by Eleonora Raggi, courtesy TTR Press Office
Eric Willet soars to second place at TTR Burn River Jump event in Livigno, Italy
Breckenridge local Eric Willett finished second behind Norwegian Aleksander Ostreng at the Burn River Jump contest this weekend in Livigno, Italy, part of the Swatch Ticket to Ride (TTR) World Snowboard Tour. Willett's on fire, and it's not just all those Italian fireworks: He won the Toyota Championships at Snowbasin, Utah earlier this month to close out the 2010-2011 Winter Dew Tour, finishing in third place in the overall Dew Cup championships. Check out the highlight reel from the Burn River Jump Big Air Semi-Finals and Finals: There's pyrotechnics!

For good measure, here's video from his preview run-through of the jumps in the Swatch Mottolino Snowpark from earlier in the week:

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