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COPPER MOUNTAIN, CO (April 7, 2014) – The 2014 USASA Freeski National Championships, an Association of Freeskiing Professionals (AFP) Silver level event, wrapped-up day one with a mix of sun and snow showers over the course of the day.

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Deven Fagan of Brownfield, ME (Maine Mountain Series) gaining quality amplitude out of the Super Pipe yesterday morning. Photo: Jennifer Langille / USASA Staff

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Cody Laplante of Incline Village, NV (North Tahoe Series) and winner of the Gold Medal for Skier Boys (10-12) making the hike back to the top of Copper Mountain's Super Pipe during yesterday's practice runs. Photo: Jennifer Langille / USASA Staff

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2013-14 Team USASA Member Brant Crossan of Steamboat Springs, CO (Rocky Mountain Series) secured the $2,000 prize for winning Gold in the Skiercross for Open Men Division yesterday. Pictured here on the podium with Randy Malm (Silver) of Mammoth Lakes, CA (Southwest Colorado Series,) and Greg Murray (Bronze) of Trumbull, CT (Southern Vermont Series.) Photo: Jennifer Langille / USASA Staff

*** COMPLETE LIST OF DAY 1 RESULTS ***

*** GALLERY OF DAY 1 PHOTO HIGHLIGHTS ***

*** VAST ACTION PHOTOGRAPHY GALLERIES ***

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