No blemishes, just bumps on skiers record |

No blemishes, just bumps on skiers record

Jay Panther recently capped off an undefeated season in the Coors Light Sierra Freestyle Bump series by winning the men’s amateur division overall title.

In the final event on April 13, Panther, 13, beat series rival Travis Cabral, 14, who is highly ranked nationally in his age group. It was Panther’s second win in the four-event series over Cabral, who fell in the final run.

“He has a reputation of winning and is the best skier in his age group in the country,” said Panther of Cabral, who missed two of the Bump Series events while competing elsewhere. “It helps me a lot to have someone to look up to and try to beat. It’s pretty cool.”

Cabral was second in the final event, with Ryan Hickey of South Lake Tahoe third and Jerel Dutton of Zephyr Cove fourth.

In other Bump Series action, Jarrod Semmens of Tahoe City won the men’s pro overall title. Semmens was second to South Lake Tahoe’s Jere Crawford in the final event, and Brent Newton of South Lake Tahoe was third.

Travis Ramos captured the men’s amateur division crown and also won the final event. Karl Hausch of South Lake Tahoe won the open division title. Robin Ballachey of South Lake Tahoe took the women’s pro/am overall title. Amber Ramos of South Lake Tahoe won the girls junior division title. Kyle Smaine took the mini-kids championship.

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