USASA invited to nationals
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. – USASA ended their season with a double up slope style event on Sunday at Sierra at Tahoe Ski Resort. About 60 competitors came out to earn the last of the points available to get them invited to the National Championships in Copper Mountain, Colo.
“We pulled off two slope style events in one day. The kids really utilized the course features with a great jump line and rails. Next stop Nationals,” said Heavenly Snowboard Coach Travis Chatwin.
With 2 courses set up the competitors were able to display a plethora of tricks trying to impress the judges. Top competitors for the first event were Julianne Brackett (Open Class Women), Ron Arnold (Open Class Men), Cesar Rodriguez (Open Class skier Men) Ethan Heinstein (Boys 7 & under), Juliette Stout (Girls 8-9), Zennon Chatwin (Boys 8-9), Shane Aaron (Boys 10-11), Yoshiko Kohlwes (Girls 12-13), Dustin Orr (Boys 12-13), Taylor Chatwin (Girls 14-15), Liam Loftis (Boys 14-15), Kaleah Driscoll (Girls 16-17), Ethan Kulchin (Skier Boys 9 & Under), Trenton Leonard (Skier Boys 10-12), Sidney Leonard (Skier Boys 13-15), and Victoria Allende (Skier Girls 16-18) all walking away with Gold’s.
Silvers were awarded to Kassandra Lynn (Open Class Women), Vincent Piccinonno (Boys 7 & under), Noah Kulchin (Boys 8-9), Denver Orr (Boys 10-11), David Gervais (Boys 12-13), Alyson Rolita (Girls 14-15), Matthew Jones (Boys 14-15), Alexandra Morris (Girls 16-17), Tobin McRae (Skier Boys 9 & Under), Tyler Wattanachinda (Skier Boys 10-12), and Chris Weir (Skier Boys 13-15).
After a short break judges and competitors made their way back to the course to finish up the 3rd slope event for the season. The youth men (14-15) battled back and forth, but the 3rd slope brought about a change as Matthew Jones o f the Heavenly Snowboard Foundations took gold and Keaton Schneider silver. The junior women (16-17) also mixed things up a bit as Alexandra Morris received first place and Nicola Barry second.
Other top results went to gold medal finishers Julianne Brackett (Open Class Women), Cesar Rodriguez (Open Class skier men), Dylan Heinstein (Boys 7 & under), Juliette Stout (Girls 8-9), Anthony Piccinonno (Boys 8-9), Denver Orr (boys 10-11), Yoshiko Kohlwes (Girls 12-13), Dustin Orr (boys 12-13), Taylor Chatwin (Girls 14-15), Tobin McRae (Skier boys 9 & under), Trenton Leonard (Skier Boys 10-12), Sawyer Cairns (Skier Boys 13-15), Victoria Allende (Skier girls 16-18).
Silver finishers for this event were Molly Clark (Open Class Women), Vincent Piccinonno (Boys 7 & under), Zennon Chatwin (boys 8-9), Shane Aaron (Boys 10-11), David Gervais (boys 12-13), Alyson Rolita (Girls 14-15), Ethan Kulchin (Skier Boys 9 & under), Tyler Wattanachinda (Skier boys 10-12), and Chris Weir (skier boys 13-15).
National Championships will begin April 2.
For a complete list of results, go to usasa.org
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