The 2013 USASA National Championships Competition Groups and Event Schedules are now posted. Field sizes are coming soon, but there have been so many requests (5 -10 every day) for the schedule, I wanted to get this up as soon as possible.
The ‘Lil Rascals Rail Jams have been a great success with young snowboarders at the two locations where they have been held so far this winter. Presented by the USASA with support from Burton Snowboards, the two jams that have take place this season have been a hit with kids and parents in attendance. The first Jam took place in Colorado in early December as part of the USASA Rocky Mountain Series at the Frisco Adventure Park.
The second event was presented at the Jay Peak Resort in northern Vermont. Thanks to the resort’s close proximity to Quebec, the event featured an international flavor, with kids speaking English and French with their new buddies and instructors throughout the Saturday morning event.
|Men's Snowboard||Women's Snowboard|
|1st: Chase DeMeulenaere $750
2nd: Kotaro Kamimura $500
3rd: Eric Beauchemin $250
|1st: Mikaela Casey $750
2nd: Natalie Vitalie $500
3rd: Nora Nealey $250
|1st: Cody Potter $750
2nd: Tucker Foti $500
3rd: James Phillips $250
|1st: Alexis Keeney $400
2nd: Danylle Hammett $200
3rd: Annalisa Drew $150
Some photos are posted as well!
About a week ago I made the last minute decision to travel to Quebec, Canada for World Championships. The first few days there were beautiful and sunny, and the pipe was better than I had hoped for. Practice went well, but I kept my expectations low. I ride better with less pressure. The contest day turned out to be pretty snowy, so there was about a foot of pow in the flat bottom. The conditions made the pipe pretty slow, but it was a level playing field.
It was another bluebird day at Mammoth Mountain. There wasn't a cloud in sight to hide the sun kissed snow from all of us looking for good times on the mountain. Looking to get out of the park on an adventure, a group of us went to an out-of-bounds spot called 'hole in the wall'.