South Shore riders accumulate highest scores in snowboard series |

South Shore riders accumulate highest scores in snowboard series

Steve Yingling

Frankie Jones and Joanie Anderson of Sierra-at-Tahoe and Eddie Smith of South Lake Tahoe accumulated the highest scores in a USASA South Tahoe Snowboard Series slopestyle last Saturday at Sierra-at-Tahoe.

Jones and Smith each executed judged runs of 27.4 in the series’ first slopestyle of the season. Smith won the men’s jams by 1.1 points over Borden Panesa of South Lake Tahoe. Jones won a packed junior men 16-17 class by a slim .1 over Waylon Broussard of Placerville.

Joanie Anderson topped her sister, Stacie, for the highest score in all divisions by putting down a 20.4 run on the first of her two attempts.

Other female age-group winners were Natasha Sagucks, South Lake Tahoe, ruggie 7 and under, 7.7; Elena Hight, Heavenly, menehune 10-11, 16.8; Stacie Anderson, Sierra, breaker 12-13, 19.0; Donna Vano, South Lake Tahoe, legend women 40-49, 11.5; Pam Eberly, Carlsbad, Calif., kahuna women 50-59, 8.0; Aimi Xistras, Sierra, open women, 15.5; Brittany Perkins, Heavenly, junior women 16-17, 16.1; Andrea Tomcik, South Lake Tahoe, women’s jams 18-22, 16.7; Jaime Emery, South Lake Tahoe, senior women 23-29, 12.1; Nancy Ng, South Lake Tahoe, master women 30-39, 15.6.

Besides Jones and Smith, other male age-group winners were Sammy Mason, ruggie 7 and under, 9.0; Harrison Kramer, Sierra, grommet 8-9, 14.0; Nicholas Poohachoff, Heavenly, menehune 10-11, 16.0; Keelan Gardiner, Sierra, breaker 12-13, 21.7; Steve Chilton, Zephyr Cove, kahuna 50-59; Joe Becker, Zephyr Cove, open, 25.0; Cameron Nuslein, Sierra, youth 14-15, 22.0; Jared Bristol, Martinez, Calif., senior 23-29, 23.8; and Shawn Craddick, San Mateo, Calif., master 30-39, 23.7.

Vano, series co-director, reported a near-record 120 competitors for the third event of the season.

‘We had great numbers and that was competing with the ultra-cross at Squaw Valley,” Vano said.

The series continues Saturday and Sunday at Sierra-at-Tahoe. Slopestyle is Saturday and boardercross makes its season debut Sunday.

Registration is from 8-10 a.m., practice 10-11 a.m. and events commence at 11 a.m. Entry fee is $15 per event in addition to a lift ticket. Nonmembers of the USASA must also pay an annual $20 membership fee before they can compete.

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