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Khavari leads Team Summit at nationals

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With seven riders qualifying through the regional competition, Team Summit had a whirlwind week at the USASA National Championships last week at Copper Mountain.

And it didn’t take long for the local riders to continue their success from regionals.

Sarah Khavari took home the bronze medal in slopestyle (junior women 16-17) on the first day of competition April 4.

Ali Khavari, who was the open class men’s regional champ, advanced to the finals in slopestyle and finished in the top-20 after coming in second in his 70-rider heat. He was also one spot from advancing to the finals for halfpipe.

Danielle Adams – also a regional champ – finishing in the top-5 of the women’s open class for slopestyle. She wound up in the top-15 for the pipe comp as well.

Emma Ouimette had some swift times in boardercross but missed out on the finals, while Luke Emaus (15th in slope, top-20 in pipe (youth men) and Grant Giller (top-10 in slope) also competed well.

Kate Pool, who qualified for all five events in the breaker girls’ category (slope, pipe, cross, slalom and giant slalom) wasn’t able to compete after being injured in practice but came out to support her team nonetheless, Team Summit coach Sasha Nations said.

Taking place simultaneously at Copper was the College Alt Games, where Team Summit alum Lakota Sage finishing fourth.

Nationals, which ended April 9, wrapped up the competition season for the team, but the athletes aren’t hanging up the boards anytime soon. Nations said the team will travel to Oregon to “shred the summer days away.”

For more information on the summer program or about Team Summit, visit

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