Palmer and Anderson are fighting for Jeep season titles |

Palmer and Anderson are fighting for Jeep season titles

Staff reports

South Lake Tahoe snowboarder Shaun Palmer will look to capture the 2007-08 48Straight Jeep King of the Mountain boardercross title this weekend in Sun Valley, Idaho.

Palmer, 39, is atop the season-long standings with 200 points and can clinch the title with a win on Friday in the finals. He won back-to-back races earlier this winter to put himself in this position. He is currently a member of the U.S. Snowboard “A” team, in large part because of his resurgence in the Jeep-sponsored events.

The men’s and women’s boardercross finals are scheduled for Friday at 1 p.m. Since this is the final event of the season, double points are awarded to the competitors.

In women’s boardercross, South Shore’s Joanie Anderson and Dena Waller will both challenge for their first Jeep titles of the season. Anderson is tied for third in the standings with 90 points, while Lindsey Jacobellis has all but secured the season title by winning every Jeep event this winter. She has 200 points.

In the men’s skiercross standings, Truckee’s Daron Rahlves and Errol Kerr are third and fourth, respectively, behind Tomas Kraus and Casey Puckett. Both Truckee skiers could surpass Kraus with victories on Saturday in the skiercross finals. The skier’s halfpipe competition is scheduled for Sunday.

Television coverage of this weekend’s event will be provided by CBS on March 29-30. For more information, visit

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