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Boarders strut their stuff at Snowmass

Ben Husband

The boarders and air catchers were at Snowmass Mountain Sunday.

The annual Bud Light Halfpipe and Boarder Cross series at the Trenchtown Snowboard Park hosted some of the Roaring Fork Valley’s finest snowboarders.

The day kicked off with the popular halfpipe competition.

Lindsay Harris and Kyle Logan captured titles in the junior female and male divisions, respectively.

Harris scored a two-run point total of 22.5 as the only female competitor while Logan scored 30.9.

Andy Ziechek (29.3) finished second to Logan. Scott Angus (28.6) finished third.

After the competition, Ziechek suffered a broken ankle on the course after landing awkwardly from one of the jumps.

In the expert female division, Erica Smith took top honors with a score of 30.7. Amber Morrison (29.9) and Jessica Harris (28) rounded out the top three finishers.

John Anderson won the expert male division with 36.3 points, edging out Ryan Lougee, who finished second with 35.5 points.

George Oakley finished third with 18.7 points.

In boarder cross action, it was Nina Clark capturing the junior female title.

Trevor Ferrer won the junior male title in front of Wyatt Stasinos (second) and Brett Guglielmo (third).

Leah Gorman won the expert female title. Nina Clark finished second and Christie Atkinson finished third.

Lougee cruised to victory in the expert male division; Jake Muxworthy finished second and Gordon Altmarler finished third. In other local ski action Snowmass Village’s Elizabeth Woods went nuts in the J5 (age 10-and-under) Alpine Championships in Winter Park earlier this month.

The Aspen Valley Ski Club youngster captured four gold medals and both the slalom and giant slalom trophies in the girls division.

Woods blistered the course and the field of racers in the first race of the GS, finishing in 35:92 – nearly two minutes ahead of second-place finisher Jessica Dover of Steamboat Springs (37.21) for her first of four gold medals.

In the second GS race, Woods finished in a winning time of 39:67, edging out Dover (40:66) for the title.

In the slalom, Woods cruised to victory in 53:91 for her third gold medal. She closed out her performance by winning the second slalom race in 57:02 for her fourth gold medal.

Fellow Snowmass Village resident Caitlin Margolin, skiing for Sunlight Ski Team out of Glenwood Springs, captured a third and fifth-place finish in the GS.

In the first race, Margolin finished fifth in 37:69. She finished third (41:85) in the second race.

In the boys division, Tim Woods, brother of Elizabeth, finished fourth in the first GS race in 36.74 and finished third in the second race in 42.31.

Woody Creek’s Paul Britvar finished seventh (37:35) and 12th (43:95) in the two GS races.

Other AVSC racers included Matthew Tapper (17th and 20th), Sam Coffey (24th in both races), Henry Cote (27th and 13th) and David Goldberg (31st and 47th).

In the two boys slalom events, Tim Woods finished seventh (56:44) and sixth (1:00.07).

Finishing behind Tim Woods in the first slalom race was Tapper in 10th (57.45) and Britvar in 12th (58:00).

Cote finished 38th (1:02.83), Spike Lipkin finished 40th (1:05.17) and Coffey rounded out AVSC’s competitors in the first race, finishing in 48th place in 1:06.51.

In the second slalom race, Britvar finished 14th in 1:01.93 behind Tim Woods’ sixth-place finish.

Tapper (23rd, 1:02.60), Cote (45th, 1:09.30), Coffey (49th, 1:10.52) and Lipkin (51st, 1:10.69) rounded out AVSC’s competitors.


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