STSS claims 8 more medals at nationals |

STSS claims 8 more medals at nationals

Vano, Ng claim more gold

Staff Report

Taylor Chatwin won a gold medal and Janessa Brackett a silver during grommet girls (8-9) slopestyle action last Wednesday at the 17th annual USASA National Championships at Northstar-at-Tahoe.

Chatwin and Brackett were two of eight medalists last Wednesday for the South Tahoe Snowboard Series, which now has 23 medals in the first three days of competition.

Donna Vano won her third gold medal of the week when she finished first in slopestyle for kahuna women (50-59). She also won gold in boardercross and halfpipe earlier in the week.

Nancy Ng won her second gold medal of the week after winning Wednesday’s giant slalom race in the master women (30-39) division. Risley Sams placed eighth in masters men.

In other giant slalom action, Tess Weathers and Alissa Withrow finished third and fifth, respectively, in jam’s women (18-22). In other slopestyle competition on Wednesday, Zippy Neil won a bronze medal in legend women (40-49), Keyon Heydarian took sixth in grommet boys (8-9) and Dick Schulze placed seventh in kahuna men (50-59).

In slalom on Wednesday, Julianne Bracket won a silver medal in menehune girls (10-11) and Tre Charrette took fifth in menehune boys.

In boardercross, Joanie Anderson blew away the field by winning gold in open class women. Frany Alcamo placed ninth in the event.

In open class men, Roger Carver and Abe Greenspan placed fourth and fifth, respectively. In junior men (16-17), Garrett Gibb and Russell Kaczmar finished fourth and ninth, respectively.

Only those STSS athletes who finished in the top-10 were listed in this report. Omitted from earlier reports was David Riegel’s results on Monday and Tuesday.

In ruggie boys (7 and under), Riegel placed fifth in boardercross and sixth in halfpipe. For more information, visit

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