USASA competitors continued to impress judges and time clocks alike at day two of USASA Nationals in Copper Mountain, CO with a series of first time National Championships titles. South Tahoe Series ripper, Kinsley White, took home her first USASA National Championship title in Breaker Girls with an impressive frontside 540 on the first hit. That trick not only sealed her gold medal fate but it also landed her a $400 Columbia Sportswear Gift Card for Best Trick of the day in Halfpipe. Henry McCarthy, from the Maine Mountain Series, won his first USASA Nationals’ gold in Junior Men Snowboardcross, coming back from a ruptured spleen last season.
“It is nice to be here today after coming back from a tough injury last season. I spent a lot of time in the gym and challenged myself with a lot of mental preparation.” McCarthy said, “After working my way up in regional events I am now here at the USASA Nationals landing myself at the top of the box, I am so grateful for that.”
Slopestyle hosted Grommet and Ruggie girls and boys. Alessandro Barbieri from Portland, OR took home gold in Grommet boys. Reese Moryn from Harris, MN nabbed the win in Ruggie girls.
Halfpipe hosted Youth, Junior, and Breaker women. Kayleigh Carew, earned gold in Youth and Kai Shafer took the win for Juniors women along with highest air of the day.
Darren Gardner lead a Canadian sweep off the Nor-Am Open Class Giant Slalom podium followed by fellow teammates Richard Evanoff and Sebast Beaulieu in third. In youth alpine, Jams shredder Griffin Masters took the win in Giant Slalom and Cole Paraiso grabbed gold in Breaker Boys in Slalom.
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The USASA Snowboarding Nationals’ action continues through April 6th. Parents and coaches, if you're in Copper tonight please stop by the Woodward Barn for a FREE parents and coaches night starting at 8PM-10PM Click here for the complete schedule of events and follow live scoring and up-to-date results on our Kyocera/Verizon mobile app at m.mobile.usasa.org. Download FREE photos of all the competitors and awards at VASTACTION.COM.