A fresh blanket of snow covered Copper Mountain for the third day of the 2017 USASA National Championships. Despite the fresh snow, all venues were running fast and medals continued to be won in slopestyle, halfpipe, snowboardcross, giant slalom, slalom and rail jam.
In women’s slopestyle progression was the name of the game with Ellie Duchow from Breckenridge, CO taking the win followed closely by California native Makayla Kellogg and Ellie Weiler. Fifth place finisher, Amber Zierden, landed a cab 540 underflip and earned herself a free session to High Cascade SummerCamp for the days hardest charger.
The progression continued over in men’s snowboard youth halfpipe competition with Kolman Lecroy taking the gold and a $400 gift card from Columbia Sportswear for Best Trick. Lecroy stomped a frontside inverted 900 on the first hit and edged out 2nd place finisher Joey Okesson, who took home Snurfer’s award for biggest air. Big Mountain West’s, Parker Giblin rounded out the podium in third.
Nor-Am racers took over the slalom course today, with American AJ Russ taking home $2000 along with his gold medal. Austrian Ina nabbed her second title in as many days on the women’s side.
Giant Slalom hosted Grommets and Kahuna with Rowan Driscoll racing in Grommet boys taking that top spot on the podium and Alex Juhasz in Kahuna men taking home the gold.
Eighty Breaker boys took to the start gate in snowboardcross and Cole Paraiso made his way to the top of the heap, claiming a much sought after gold.
The snow continued to fall throughout the night during rail jam. Kenna Calliguri and Wyatt Niesen dominated rail jam under the lights.
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