Peter Olenick tops at Thanksjibbing | AspenTimes.com

Peter Olenick tops at Thanksjibbing

Aspen Times Staff ReportAspen, CO Colorado

Paul Conrad/The Aspen Times

ASPEN Carbondale native and Winter X Games star Peter Olenick put on a show in front of his home fans Saturday night under the lights at the base of Aspen Mountain, topping a field of 16 skiers to win the annual Thanksjibbing rail jam.It was a good night for valley locals.

Olenick led an Aspen sweep in the skiing portion of the competition, besting runner-up Matt Walker and third-place finisher Nate Berkel.Derrin Carrelli, of Strongsville, Ohio, was the top snowboarder, edging out Basalt’s Mitch Reed and Steamboat Springs’ Colin Tucker.

Olenick and Carrelli both picked up $500 prize checks, while second-place finishers earned $250 and third-place finishers took home $100.Skiers and snowboarders competed in respective 30-minute jam sessions, with judges scoring runs on a course lined with boxes, rails and assorted other features.

The Thanksjibbing park is slated to open to the public beginning Tuesday.

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