Vermont’s Lizzy Beerman qualified into finals with a display of control and technical tricks to end up 6th. Kaityln Farrington from Sun Valley Idaho ended up 8th, just out of reach of night finals. Her bag of tricks including back to back 540’s and a Mctwist was not enough to advance her to the finals. In a field of 18 seasoned veterans, these jr. women gave the world a glimpse of their potential and what the future of snowboarding may look like.
Aspen local Jordan Karlinski, who placed 4th in last years Boardercross, fell in time trials, just barely missing her chance to race in heats. While disappointed, Karlinski was relieved to have some time to relax before heading out to her next scheduled competition for redemption.
If there is one message that is clear, it is that the up-and comers are hungry, and when given the opportunity they will take full advantage. Some of the biggest events of the year are still coming up so look for the Pacsun USASA snowboard team to make even more of an impression on the snowboard world.