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Voices That Will Be Heard Over the PA During 2012 Nationals: X Games Announcers and Professional Snowboarders, To Name a Few

Brad Jay and Dave DuncanFOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

South Lake Tahoe, CA – March 1, 2012 – The United States of America Snowboard Association is excited to announce the docket of announcers for this year’s 23d Annual National Competition at Copper Mountain, Colorado. Each of the announcers comes with an impressive background in snowboarding, and should definitely bring some added enthusiasm to the event.

Snowboard Nationals, which will commence the first week of April, will feature Dave Duncan (“Double D”), Brad Jay, Jason Borgstede, and Jason “Jersey J” Christel. Dave Duncan competed with USASA in the late 1980’s with Chuck Allen’s Southern California Series and is excited to be a part of the next generation of snowboarding. His announcing career includes Winter X since the inception of the event, the Torino and Park City Olympics, and also USASA Nationals for the better part of the last decade. Brad Jay is a formal radio announcer in Santa Barbara, CA by day, and a LA Clippers announcer by night. In addition to this, Brad has extensive experience in snowboard announcing at X Games, Dew Tour, and other major events, as well as a personal interest in any sport that ends in “board”.  Jason Borgstede will be our USASA Nationals announcer for snowboard halfpipe, and you will likely see him during awards as well! Jason is a USASA alumni as well (from the Big Alaska Series) and furthered his career after USASA to become a professional snowboarder. Jason has been a part of USASA Nationals for several years. Jason Christel comes to us most recently as a USASA South Tahoe announcer, but also has an extensive history in the board sports world. Jason will be announcing our first ever rail jam events this year.

Eddie Kennedy joins us during the second week of Nationals for USASA Ski Nationals. Eddie comes to us as a twelve-year resident of Breckenridge, CO who “lives his life around ski and snowboard competitions,” says Eddie. His experience comes from being an MC for big names such as Wu Tang, Black Eyed Peas, and De La Soul, to name a few. His interests in MC’ing and winter sports made him a great fit to announce events such as the Grand Prix, Dew Tours, and Rev Tours. He has also been the face of many other events around the country, including the Midwest Rail Jam Tour 2011 and the Armada Kooks on Skis 2011. Eddie also mentioned that he “Loves the atmosphere of these events along with the drive, ambition, fun, memorable events, and growing with the industry.”

“I always look forward to going to the USASA Nationals.  It has such a great family and friends/ lifestyle vibe! I love seeing the riders of all ages having fun, and the camaraderie amongst the riders from all over the country is just amazing. It is good to see so much support from all of the parents of athletes, not just at Nationals, but throughout the entire year. It is also great to watch the high level of rising talent from the top USASA riders who will soon become our future professional snowboarders. I often see many of them move on to compete professionally at other high profile events. Just making it to the Nationals is quite an accomplishment, so just try your best, enjoy the ride, make some new friends, and most of all, have fun! Good luck to all of the competitors!” says Dave Duncan.



As a grassroots organization, the USASA is proud to be able to represent the recreational and competitive interests of amateur snowboarding and freeskiing in the United States. USASA accomplishes this by supporting 33 series across the country that put on over 500 events throughout the season. Our goal is to promote safe, fair, and fun events while fostering a competitive spirit in the snowboard and freeski athletes. In addition, USASA emphasizes education for coaches and competitors, and promotes an overall healthy snowboard and ski lifestyle.

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