Karlinski 10th in boardercross prelim
Aspen, CO Colorado
ASPEN ” Local competitor Jordan Karlinski finished in the top 10 in Friday’s boardercross qualifier at Buttermilk. Tanja Frieden of Switzerland led the pack with American Lindsey Jacobellis in second.
The top 12 finishers advance to the semifinals. The finals of the women’s boardercross event at the Winter X Games are scheduled Saturday.
1. Tanja Frieden Thun, Switzerland 1:10.285
2. Lindsey Jacobellis Stratton, VT 1:11.040
3. Mellie Francon La Chaux-de Francis, Switz 1:11.107
4. Callan Chythlook-Sifsof Dillingham, Alaska 1:11.113
5. Maelle Ricker Whistler, BC, Canada 1:11.321
6. Erin Simmons West Vancouver, BC, Canada 1:11.988
7. Deborah Anthonioz Les Gets, France 1:12.096
8. Sandra Frei Flims, Switzerland 1:12.418
9. Zoe Gillings Ronague, Isle of Man, United Kingdom 1:14.546
10. Jordan Karlinski Snowmass, Colo. 1:15.306
11. Joanie Anderson South Lake Tahoe, Calif. 1:15.643
12. Helene Olafsen Oppegard, Norway 1:15.810
13. Marni Yamada Seattle, Wash. 1:18.030
14. Leslee Olson-Schader Portland, Oreg. 1:19.564
15. Lynn Ott Bend, Oreg. 1:20.044
16. Kirsten Harris Olympic Valley, Calif. 1:20.654
17. Lindsey Telling Edwards, Colo. 1:21.474
This wasn’t my best work. I still stand by my original picks to win each of the snowboard contests at X Games Aspen 2023, but fate chose poorly. The main lesson? Don’t pick against Mark McMorris, Marcus Kleveland or Scotty James, unless you have a very good reason.