Sticky snow makes for tough Huck, Rock and Roll |

Sticky snow makes for tough Huck, Rock and Roll

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ARAPAHOE BASIN ” It was not a typical spring competition Saturday at A-Basin’s fourth annual Huck, Rock and Roll terrain park event, with heavy snow falling at times. The extremely sticky conditions made it difficult for the athletes to transition from one feature to another, often needing a push from the park crew.

“I wish it weren’t snowing, but we’ll make the best of it,” said B.J. Peterson of Copper Mountain as he prepared for his first run.

The competitors each took two runs on the slopestyle format which featured a series of jumps and rails. Thirty skiers and snowboaders were not only judged on style and most unique line, but also on how much fun they were having. One athlete even stopped in the middle of her run, unstrapped and rode a c-box on one foot. She gained major style points from the judges.

Competitors came from all over the state because it was one of the few competitions being held this late in the season.

“It was really surprising to be able to compete in May; I thought my season was over,” said Heather Baroody, who won the women’s snowboard category and best overall for the women.

The Basin is far from done with its season and will continue to hold rail jams every Saturday thoughout May as a part of the “Shakin’ at the Basin” concert series.

Men’s Ski

1. Zack Griffen

2. Bobby Brown

3. Patric Hughes

Men’s Snowboard

1. Richard Bennett

2. Tommie Bennett

3. Adam Stromwall

Women’s Snowboard

1. Heather Baroody

2. Julie Stromwall

3. Amory Cervarich

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