Here is the offficial breakdown of prize money for the 2011 USASA National Championships Open Class events. It is completely based on the number of competitors in the division/discipline. Check out the HUGE increase in the big groups this year, with 1st Place paying out $3,000! We are also paying down to 5th place in the large groups. If you had any question about whether or not to try to qualify for Nationals in Open Class events this year, this should make up your mind!
The last month in Colorado has been busy, but super fun. I did the Grand Prix and Revolution Tour at Copper towards the beginning of the month, then the Dew Tour at Breckenridge at the end of the month. During all three competitions, the riders faced some challenging weather conditions, like snow and flat light, but I was fortunate enough to land at least one run in each competition. It was also great to see many of the people I never see during the summer. Many members of the PacSun USASA Team attended the events and it was cool to see everybody killing it.