|Posted by JibCrib on May 18, 2009 at 12:15 PM||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...Read Full Post »
|Posted by JibCrib on May 18, 2009 at 12:14 PM||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 ...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:40 PM||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 - ...
|Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:38 PM||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...
|Posted by jibcrib on April 3, 2009 at 4:36 PM||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...
|Posted by jibcrib on March 26, 2009 at 6:37 PM||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...
|Posted by JibCrib on March 24, 2009 at 2:09 PM||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...
|Posted by JibCrib on March 24, 2009 at 1:53 PM||comments (0)|
From Lib Tech Snowboards
The world-level international contest Quiksilver Snowjam 2009 ended in the Spindleruv Mlyn Ski Park today. This event, rated with three stars by TTR Series, was the finale of the freestyle section of O2 Snowboard Tour 2008/2009 and distributed the total prize money of US$10,000 among the best riders.
24 contestants from the Czech Republic, Sweden, Finland, Poland, Hungary, the Netherlands, Slovakia and the United States did their be...
|Posted by JibCrib on March 24, 2009 at 1:27 PM||comments (0)|
From GNU Snowboards:
STRATTON, VT (March 21, 2009) – Epic weather and an impeccable halfpipe greeted 15,000 fans and many of the world's top snowboarders at the US Open Snowboarding Championships held at Stratton Mountain Resort. No strangers to the top spot on the US Open halfpipe podium, Danny Kass took home his record-setting fifth US Open halfpipe title and Torah Bright earned her third US Open halfpipe title. Bright earned a bonus $3,000 and the Amp Energy Best T...Read Full Post »
|Posted by jibcrib on March 20, 2009 at 12:40 PM||comments (0)|
LA PLAGNE, France (March 19) - David Wise (Reno, NV) drew the curtains on the skier halfpipe World Cup season Thursday, taking second for his first career World Cup podium during the last event in La Plagne.
"Today I landed everything just when I needed to and landed everything just right, so I am stoked," Wise said.
Kevin Rolland of France won the men's halfpipe and Nils Lauper of Switzerland was second.
Wise, who finished the season fourth in the World Cup halfpip...