Meet Your TS
You train hard all season and make it to Nationals. You pack it up and trek to Copper Mountian. You are focused. You know your start time, you get your practice runs and in a flash 2011 Nationals has flown by. Have you ever stopped and wondered how this all happens? Wondered who it is that gets the courses in pristine shape and is always there before you?
Well meet your TS for Halfpipe, Greg Flowers
I just started competing again!!! My first competition back was a World Cup at Blue Mountain in Canada. The course was fun and my knee was feeling pretty good. However, I couldn't seem to pull it together for the race and ended in the middle of the pack. After Canada me and the rest of the US team flew to Park City to race a Grand Prix at the Canyons. We missed both days of practice and our first day on the course was the day of time trials.
Due to very warm temperatures expected at Copper, practice is cancelled on the Rail Jam venue on Saturday and all the daytime practice sessions scheduled for Sunday through Thursday are also cancelled. Athletes will have practice time the night of their event from 6 to 7pm, with competition starting at 7pm.
The temperatures are so warm that the course simply will not hold up with that much traffic during the day. Instead, we will keep the course in pristine condition for the night events so the athletes have the ideal setup for competition. The Lil' Rascals Rail Jam will still take place on Monday from 1pm-3pm.
The Daily Event Schedule PDF has been updated with these changes and can be downloaded from the Nationals pages.
I finally got home from what seemed like 3 days of travel. Flying across the world really takes a lot out of you but it is totally worth it! The 3 week camp at Cardrona with the US Team was awesome! It was not only really beneficial for my riding but it was a blast!