Nationals Continues At Copper Mountain

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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 Download FREE photos of all the competitors and awards at VASTACTION.COM.

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Jake Vedder wins USASA Nationals SBX

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The first day of USASA Nationals competition went off without a hitch here at Copper Mountain with US Snowboarding Team athletes dominating the Nor-Am and Open class Snowboardcross races. Youth Olympic Games winner and US Snowboarding Development Team rider, Jake Vedder, won his first National Championship title, second place was earned by fellow US Snowboarding Team member Mick Dierdorff. Josh Miller nabbed third.

"I love USASA Nationals, I’ve been coming here since I was six or seven and this is actually the first time I’ve ever won here." Vedder said after winning gold and taking home Wend Wax's Fast Time of the Day, "I usually do not qualify that well and I ended up qualifying two seconds faster than everybody else. I thought today is my day, we are going to take it one heat at a time." USASA Nationals is the started point for nearly every US athlete on the pro circuit, with every 2014 US Olympic team member getting their start at USASA competitions. On the women's side, US rider Colleen Healey bested Australian rider Georgia Baff and fellow American Audrey McManiman. 

Slopestyle hosted Junior and Youth men with Alex Atno from Lavallette, NJ taking gold in Youth men and Peter Croasdale from Lakeville, MN winning in Junior men.

Halfpipe hosted Ruggies and Kahunas with snowboarding legend Chris Pappas taking home the win in Kahunas and a $400 gift card from Columbia Sportswear for Best Trick and Henry Hawkins taking gold for Ruggie boys.

The alpine venues were running fast with groups 2 and 4 charging the courses with Mens Adaptive Class shredder Eric Snyder taking the win in Slalom and Hans Huber grabbing gold in Breaker Boys Giant Slalom. 

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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 Download FREE photos of all the competitors and awards at VASTACTION.COM.

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The 28th Annual USASA Nationals Kicks off At Copper Mountain!

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Let the Games Begin!

The 28th annual USASA National Championships is officially underway. Nearly 2,000 USASA athletes have descended upon Copper Mountain, CO in anticipation of becoming a 2017 USASA National Champion in halfpipe, slopestyle, rail jam, giant slalom, slalom, snowboardcross and skiercross. Snowboard week's opening ceremony parade honored all of our 32 regional series and the competitors who will represent them here at Copper.

Honor and gratitude was the name of the game lwith KIND Snacks honoring one rider from each series who demonstrated kindness both on and off the hill with their KINDest Rider Award. Recipients like Mid-Atlantic series rider, Mazee Simpson, and Mt. Hood Series rider, Caleb Ingersoll, we’re nominated by their series directors for being supportive, community-minded riders.

USASA’s Executive Director, Mike Mallon, continued the gratitude theme by sharing the words of riders from across the nation giving thanks to their mentors, parents, coaches and friends while highlighting USASA’s core values of Respect, Excellence and Fun.

Snowboard competition starts April 2nd- April 6th. Freeski week kicks off April 8th-12th. Click here for the complete schedule and download the the mobile app at to follow live scoring and results.


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We'll see you at Copper

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The final round of invitations to the USASA National Championship expired at midnight last night, Sunday March 26th, 2017, online event registration is now closed. 1870 snowboarders and freeskiers registered for one or more events, making this the biggest National Championship ever!

Startlists, are now being built and will be available for viewing on Wednesday, March 29th, 2017 via links under the Nationals Menu.

NorAM SBX, PGS, PSL & FIS SX competitor check in information can be found here.

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Looking for Volunteers!

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Calling all Volunteers!

The USASA is looking for volunteers to assist us in putting on the best National Championships ever at Copper Mountain, Colorado!

Volunteers are key components to making USASA Nationals a huge success plus all our volunteers receive premium spectator access, FREE on hill access to venues, FREE swag and a FREE comp ticket for each day of volunteering. Sign up NOW to volunteer on hill at your athlete's venue or to volunteer off hill at registration.

Click the links below to volunteer at the 2017 USASA National Championship at Copper Mountain. 

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Looking for Singers!

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Do you love to sing? Will you be a USASA Nationals? We're looking for you! USASA is looking for aspiring singers to sing the national anthem during opening ceremonies. If you're interested please send a video or sound file of you singing to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.