USASA Boarder X draws competitors |

USASA Boarder X draws competitors

Nathan Van Arsdale / FlowSkipix.comMatt Jones, 15, Marco Gooding, 17, and Michael Kelly, 15, all compete for the Heavenly Snowboard team.

SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. – The last of the USASA Boarder X events took place on Saturday at Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort. More than 50 competitors came out for one of the coldest events of the season after the extreme weather over the past week.

“It was a great day of racing for all of the competitors,” said Heavenly Snowboard Foundation coach Travis Chatwin. “It is good to see the turnout that we had after the recent snowfall. Sierra and USASA’s Al Vano worked overtime to get the course in top shape.”

There was a group of adaptive riders that debuted for this event. Amy Purdy (adaptive women) and Christophe Bain (Adaptive men) both took home first place medals. James Tidell followed with a silver and Tanner Kuth a bronze.

Other top results went to Dwayne Davis (Open Class men), Vincent Piccinonno (Boys 7 & under), Zennon Chatwin (Boys 8-9), Denver Orr (Boys 10-11), Megan King (Girls 12-13), Dustin Orr (Boys 12-13) Taylor Chatwin (Girls 14-15), Matthew Jones (Boys 14-15),and Austin Leal (Boys 16-17) all walked away with gold medals.

Silver medals for the day went to Kenneth Carson (Open Class Men), Anthony Piccinonno (Boys 8-9), Shane Aaron (boys 10-11), Lauren McCauley (Girls 12-13), Jessica Benefiel (Girls 14-15), Michael Kelly (Boys 14-15), and Marco Gooding (Boys 16-17).

Skier X was also exciting to watch. Gold’s went to Tobin McRae (Boys 9 & Under), Trenton Leonard (Boys 10-12), and Sidney Leonard (Boys 13-15). Close seconds went to Izal Little (Boys 10-12) and Sawyer Cairns (boys 13-15).

For a complete list of results go to

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