USASA South Tahoe series hosts first slopestyle event of season at Sierra-at-Tahoe
TWIN BRIDGES, Calif. — The USASA South Tahoe Series took to the park for slopestyle on Sunday, Jan. 3. The first slopestyle event of the season was held on Sierra-at-Tahoe Resort’s Bashful, with skiers and boarders taking on a course that featured rails, boxes and a pair of 40-foot jumps.
South Lake Tahoe native Denver Orr took home the top prize in snowboarding, capturing gold in the snowboard open class men’s division. Orr was one of nine South Shore products to take home gold from the event.
In snowboarding, South Shore riders swept the 16-17 and 12-13 divisions. South Lake Tahoe’s Marisa Hasslinger (women’s 16-17), Anthony Piccinonno (boys’ 12-13), Taylor Edner (girls’ 12-13) along with Zephyr Cove’s Zachary Larson (men’s 16-17) each delivered first-place performances — for Piccinonno, it was his second gold in as many events.
Cara Kellogg rounded out the group of local gold medalists in snowboarding on Sunday. The South Lake Tahoe native won the girls’ 10-11 division.
On skis, three South Lake Tahoe athletes won gold at Sierra-at-Tahoe — including 6-year-old Colton Bryan in the boys’ 7 and under division. Piper Arnold took first in the girls’ 9 and under division for her second win of the series, and Shane Aaron captured gold in the men’s 14-15 division.
Andrew “Shaggy” Eeels won the skier open class men’s division, taking home gold for the second straight event. The Best Trick award from Sunday’s event went to Sawyer Coll of Truckee.
USASA South Tahoe Series’ next event is Slopestyle 2, scheduled for Sunday, Jan. 10, at Sierra-at-Tahoe. For more information on the series and a schedule, visit bridjetorr.wix.com/usasasouthtahoe.
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