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Waterville Valley Named Freestyle Club of the Year by USSA

Posted by JibCrib on May 18, 2009 at 12:15 PM Comments comments (0)

One the oldest ski clubs in the country, the Waterville Valley Black and Blue Trail Smashers was named 2009 Freestyle Club of the Year for an unsurpassed commitment to freestyle skiing from grooming youth to producing some of the nation's top athletes. In 2009 Waterville Valley hosted and qualified 36 athletes for the Junior Olympics. They also had 14 athletes qualify for U.S. Championships and two athletes made the 2009 World Championships halfpipe team.

 

Under the longtime...

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Stratton Mountain School Honored for Snowboarding by USSA

Posted by JibCrib on May 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM Comments comments (3)

The 2009 Snowboarding Club of the Year, Stratton Mountain School opened its doors in 1972 and has since produced over 29 Olympians and many national team athletes. SMS is renowned for the success of athletes that leave its snowboarding program, including World Cup SBX champion Lindsey Jacobellis, Ellery Hollingsworth and Louie Vito.

 

Program Director Mike Mallon, who is also the 2009 Westhaven Award winner is credited with producing a team of coaches and staff, most of whom ...

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Rome Local GNAR Video Contest

Posted by jibcrib on April 8, 2009 at 8:49 AM Comments comments (0)

As another season is winding down, and the deadline for Local GNAR entries is soon approaching.
 
Nothing beats spring shred.  Warmer weather, softer landings and daily parking lot tailgate good-times means it?s time to get out there and get footage of that trick you?ve been working on all season.
 
Local GNAR is a contest that celebrates, promotes and publishes these videos from local scenes around the world.

 

 

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Results from Last Call at Loon

Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 9:09 PM Comments comments (0)

Prize breakdown for Eastern Boarder's Last Call 2009 at Loon Mountain
 
Mens overall impression for all three sections:
1st place.....Shaun Murphy......$1200...2010 K2 WWW...Skullcandy Hesh headphones.... Ogio backpack with prizes
2nd .....Yale Cousino.........$700...K2 WWW Rocker...Skullcandy Hesh headphones.... Ogio backpack with prizes
3rd....Ted Lavoie............$300....K2 AUTO EVER bind...

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Freestyle Championships on Versus April 4 and 5

Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:43 PM Comments comments (0)

PARK CITY, UT (March 31) - U.S. athletes from across the nation were in top form last weekend as they fought for the honor of being best in the U.S. during the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships in Squaw Valley, CA. Versus, one of America's leading action sports networks, will bring the action to ski fans in April.

Packed with moguls and skier halfpipe action, the 2009 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships from Squaw Valley will air April 4 beginning at 4 p.m. ET with the Nature Valle...

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Bahrke, Kashima Take Dual Moguls Titles

Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:40 PM Comments comments (0)

 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 29) - Shannon Bahrke (Tahoe City, CA) and Sho Kashima (South Lake Tahoe, CA) put on a show for their hometown crowd Sunday as they wrapped up the 2009 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships with wins in dual moguls.

"It was amazing. It's been such a long season and I just had no energy and to be able to pull that off and run after run ski really well was great," Bahrke said. "I skied this for my coach that passed away last year in a plane accident - ...

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Wise Wins Fourth U.S. Title

Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:38 PM Comments comments (0)

 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 28) - David Wise (Reno, NV) put it all on the line for the hometown crowd Saturday to win his fourth consecutive U.S. title in skier halfpipe at the 2009 Sprint Freestyle World Cup at Squaw Valley. Jess Cumming (Wilton, CT) took the women's win for her first U.S. title.

"I'm really excited. It definitely wasn't easy," Wise said. "It feels good to be the top skier in America for the fourth time."

According to Wise, who threw a left side 90...

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Wilson, Roark Take Moguls Titles

Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:36 PM Comments comments (0)

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 27) - It was a day for new champions as Bryon Wilson (Butte, MT) and Michelle Roark (Denver) each won the first moguls U.S. title of their careers Friday as the 2009 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships kicked off in Squaw Valley.

"It's an emotional win because I've been at this a long time and I have a lot of World Cup titles, but I've never won nationals in singles. It was just very overwhelming and very exciting for me," Roark said. "Squaw Valley, I have nev...

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Cabral Remembers Title as Teen

Posted by jibcrib on March 26, 2009 at 6:37 PM Comments comments (0)

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 26) - As the 2009 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships commence Friday at Squaw Valley, there will be one face in the crowd who is recalling a time 10 years ago when, at U.S. championships, he made history at the age of 15. Tahoe native Travis Cabral (South Lake Tahoe, CA) was a surprise winner that year in Deer Valley, going on to become a World Cup champion a few years later.

As a teenager, Cabral thought competing at U.S. Championships would merely be an awe...

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Squaw Set For Sprint U.S. Freestyle Champs

Posted by JibCrib on March 24, 2009 at 2:09 PM Comments comments (0)

 

SQUAW VALLEY, CA (March 23) - U.S. freestyle moguls and halfpipe skiers will be in the hunt for a national title as the final leg of the Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championships lands at Squaw Valley March 27-29.
 
"We haven't had a major event at Squaw Valley in quite a while. It's going to be awesome to go there. It's a great mountain to ski," U.S. Moguls Head Coach Scott Rawles said. "Nationals is always fun for everyone because we get to see who else is on the radar o...

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