Winter X: Holland earns bronze; Hight advances to finals
A Lake Tahoe snowboarder earned a medal, and South Lake Tahoe’s Elena HIght remained in contention for a superpipe medal during day three of the Winter X Games on Saturday in Aspen, Colo.
Nate Holland of Squaw Valley collected a bronze medal in the men’s boardercross finals, ending his streak of five consecutive gold medals.
Nick Baumgartner won the gold medal and Kevin HIll was second.
Three-time boardercross winner Shaun Palmer, 42, of South Tahoe was 10th.
In the women’s boardercross finals, Lindsey Jacobellis won her fourth straight title. South Lake Tahoe’s Joanie Anderson, the last rider to win gold other than Jacobellis, finished seventh.
In women’s superpipe qualifying on Saturday morning, Hight qualified for the finals in the fifth slot. Kelly Clark led qualifying with a score of 95.66. Gretchen Bleiler was second at 95,00 and Hight took fifth at 88.33.
South Lake Tahoe’s Hannah Teter was eliminated after finishing 10th. Only the top six riders advanced to tonight’s final.