Athletes throw down at Sierra |

Athletes throw down at Sierra

Staff reports

Greg Smith might not be seen tearing up the slopes again, but if Saturday’s contest at Sierra-at-Tahoe is any indication, his spirit will live on for decades.

Ninety-eight competitors and more than a 100 spectators turned out for the second annual Buckle Up for Big Air competition, named in honor of Smith, a former Sierra freestyle remember. Smith, who was from the Placerville area, died in a 2006 car accident in South Lake Tahoe.

Among the male skiers, Ty Dayberry won the open division, Robbie Franco the 15-and-under division and Ryan Howsley the 16-and-over division. In the women’s skier classes, Courtney Royce won the open division, while Kim Smith was crowned winner of the amateur division.

In the men’s snowboarder classes, Chris Galvin won the open division, Geoff Smith the 15-and-under division and Andre Sundberg the 16-and-over division. Stacie Anderson was the winner of the women’s open division and Becky Bruce placed first in the amateur division. Garrett Moulton and Jerrett Moss were crowned overall best skier and snowboarder, respectively.

The men’s open class prize was $500 and the women’s open class prize was $200.

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