USASA Nationals Day 4: Ryan Wachendorfer Wins Halfpipe Gold

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The sun shone down on a perfect pipe as the Open Class riders took to Copper’s 22 foot halfpipe for the finale of  the 2016-17 season. Colorado native and U.S. Snowboarding Team member, Ryan Wachendorfer, landed two double cork rotations to take home top prize while Mammoth Team rider, Joshua Bowman, charged into second and won a $400 gift card from Columbia Sportswear for earning Best Trick with a huge frontside double cork 1080. Third place went to Aspen Snowmass rider, Robert “Bob O” Petitt.

The women’s competition was won by Anna Valentine who landed a big frontside 540 on the first hit, second went to Southern Vermont Series’ Noelle Edwards and Mary Prantis took home third.

The alpine courses were running fast with Will Taylor and Nate True taking top spots in snowboard youth and junior men divisions respectively.

The ladies took to the start gate in snowboardcross with breaker, jams, youth, junior and menehune divisions charging the fast and clean Copper Mountain course. Acy Lane Craig, Julianne Tonkel, Kennedy Day and Madeline Lochte-Bono all took home golds.

Valentino Guseli, from the Southern Vermont Series, continued to dominate the breaker boys division taking home another gold in slopestyle.

Open class men and women competed in Rail Jam. Riders were throwing down X Games worthy tricks with Miles Fallon snagging  gold for the men and Alexis Roland jumping on top of the podium at the end of the night for the Ladies.

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The USASA Snowboarding Nationals’ action continues through April 6th. 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.

 

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