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Andersons help locals end USASA nationals on a high note

The South Shore Snowboard Series continued its dominance over the weekend at the 2005 USASA National Championships in Copper Mountain, Colo.

In the women’s open class division, which included several pros, Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Jamie Anderson won a gold medal in slopestyle and the overall freestyle ranking as well as a silver medal in halfpipe. Joanie Anderson took second in slopestyle.

In junior women (16-17), Sierra’s Stacie Anderson finished second in boardercross. In menehune girls (10-11), South Shore’s Natasha Sagucka took third in both the freestyle and combined rankings (Alpine, freestyle) and second in the triple overall rankings (Alpine, freestyle, boardercross).

In kahuna women (50-59), Donna Vano won gold medals in halfpipe, slopestyle and boardercross. She also finished first in the freestyle, combined overall and triple overall rankings. Vano earned a silver medal in giant slalom and a bronze in slalom.

In junior men (16-17), Heavenly’s Greg Dupree, who won two gold medals and one bronze early last week, finished first in the triple overall ranking and second in the combined overall ranking.

Kirkwood’s Roger Carver took fourth in halfpipe, sixth in slopestyle and first in both the combined and triple overall rankings. Kirkwood’s Abe Greenspan finished third in the triple overall ranking. In grommet boys (8-9), Heavenly’s Keyon Heydarian took fourth in slalom. In skier boys (15 and under), Sierra’s Colby Albino took fifth in halfpipe.

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More than 1,300 participants competed in this year’s event. For more information, visit http://www.usasa.org/Copper05.

The 2006 USASA National Championships will be held at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

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