Ski results from Nor Am boardercross finals at Copper and Can Am alpine finals in Maine
NOR AM SERIES CROWNS BOARDERCROSS ROYALTY AT USASA NATIONALS
The 2016 Nor Am snowboard boardercross title was on the line April 3 at Copper Mountain Resort in the final event of the U.S. Snowboard Association’s Hole Shot Tour Nor Am Series.
An international field, including five U.S. Snowboard Team members and more than a few Olympians, tackled Copper’s purpose-built boardercross venue. The race doubled as part of the open class competition at the 27th annual USA Snowboarding and Freeski Association National Championships — a new format for the Nor Am finals. The dual sanctioning of the open class events represents a cooperative effort between the USASA, the USSA, and Copper Mountain Resort.
For the men’s individual title, Japanese competitor Shinya Momono won the final men’s NorAm event over two U.S. riders, Mike Dierdorff in second and Alex Diebold in third. Diebold was also the bronze medalist at the 2016 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia. A pair of Americans, Cole Johnson and Devryn Valley, completed the top five.
For the women, Japan’s Karen Iwadare completed that country’s sweep of the top podium position. American rider Danielle Steinhoff captured the silver and Annabel Tudhope from Australia earned bronze. U.S. competitors Yoshi Knowles and Rosina Mancari rounded out the top five.
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The overall men’s and women’s title was also on the line at Copper. American rider Johnson claimed the Nor Am crown with his fourth-place finish. His margin over runner-up and fellow U.S. competitor, Robert Minghini, was 225 points.
On the women’s side, Canadian Meryeta Odine earned the Nor Am overall title, while defending champion Mancari finished in second overall after taking fifth at Copper.
U-14 CAN AM FINALS AT SUGARLOAF MOUNTAIN, MARCH 26
Loveland Ski Club athlete Dasha Romanov traveled to Sugarloaf, Maine the weekend of March 26 to compete in the U-14 CanAm finals, where she competed against the best U-14 athletes in North America. She enjoyed a successful weekend, placing third in the slalom with the fastest second run time. She also placed in the top-20 for both giant slalom races. She was the top American female in combined World Cup points and placed sixth overall for the series of one slalom and two GS races.
U-14 CanAm slalom finals
1. CJ LaDue, STSAV — 1:07.81
2. Chloe Lathrop, SMS — 1:08.45
3. Dasha Romanov, LSC — 1:09.07
GS SPECTACULAR AT BEAVER CREEK, APRIL 2-3
Loveland Ski Club athletes enjoyed a successful weekend at the GS Spectacular in Beaver Creek from April 2-3, with podiums in both the scored and non-scored races. LSC athletes took five individual podiums in the non-scored division and several top-10 finishes in the scored races.
LSC athletes now turn their attention to the final race of the season, the Loveland Derby at their home hill from April 9-10.
U-10 boy’s Saturday AM, non-scored
1. Eli Cohen, AVSC — 59.25
2 Tanner Barrett, LSC — 1:01.07
3. Jackson Leever, SSCV — 1:01.31
U-14 boy’s Saturday PM, non-scored
1. Camden Palmquist, BKH — 58.18
2. Michael DeBlois, SUM — 1:00.27
3. Alex Ulrich, LSC — 1:01.11
U-10 boy’s Sunday AM, non-scored
1. Stewart Bruce, SSCV — 57.49
2. Eli Cohen, AVSC — 58.62
3. Tanner Barrett, LSC — 1:00.17
U-14 boy’s Sunday AM, non-scored
1. Camden Palmquist, BKH — 56.78
2. Alex Ulrich, LSC — 59.29
3. Davis Colon, AVSC — 59.38
U-14 boy’s Sunday PM, non-scored
1. Camden Palmquist, BKH — 57.85
2. Alex Ulrich, LSC — 59.37
3. Boet Van Den Berg, SSCV — 1:01.34
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