WILMINGTON - The United States of America Snowboard Association held its second slopestyle competition of the year Sunday, Jan. 29 in the Brookside Terrain Park at Whiteface Mountain. Skiers and snowboarders competed on a course made up of jumps, rails and boxes for a chance to win the regional title and earn points towards the USASA Nationals to be held at season's end at Copper Mountain, Colo.
The event was sponsored locally by NYSEF, Whiteface Mountain and Hardway Apparel. The following are the results from the event:
Open Class Men
NYSEF athlete Anthony Russo of Plattsburgh flies through Brookside Terrain Park at Whiteface Mountain during the USASA Adirondack slopestyle competition Sunday, Jan. 29.
1. Matt Nardiello, 2. Orion Stearns
Open Skier Men
1. Keith Shipman
Skier Boys (9 & under)
1. Kaylen Reiley, 2. Elias Ford, 3. Camden Reiley
Skier Boys (10-12)
1. Brain Gardiner, 2. Jack DeWeese, 3. Jake Roney
Breaker Boys (12-13)
1. Josh Boise, 2. Greg Livingston, 3. Anthony Russo
Skier Men (13-15)
1. Jake Wenn, 2. Jacob Prichard, 3. Gavin Fritz
Youth Men (14-15)
1. Daniel Badgley, 2. Demetrio Drellos
Junior Men (16-17)
1. Christian Mattila, 2. Romano Leal, 3. David Cardany
Skier Men (16-18)
1. Alex Higgins-Lopez, 2. Jason Castle, 3. Peter Palumbo
Whiteface Bumps and Jumps
WILMINGTON - The New York Ski Educational Foundation hosted A-level moguls skiers at the Whiteface Bumps and Jumps on Jan. 21 and 22.
The top young freestyle skiers from the United States Ski & Snowboard Association's Eastern Region converged on the Lower Wilderness Trail to compete in moguls and dual moguls on the same course that was used by the FIS World Cup competitors just days before.
Former NYSEF athlete Abe Studler took third both days of the competition and third overall. Current NYSEF skier Erik Sparkowski finished 25th Saturday and 26th overall.
For more results, go to www.easternfreestyle.org or call NYSEF at 518-946-7001.
Jumpers in Hanover
A group of young Lake Placid ski jumpers traveled to Hanover, N.H. on Jan. 28 to compete in the annual Ford Sayre Roger Burt Memorial Ski Jump Championships.
Gabby Armstrong won on both the K-20 and K-32 hills to continue her strong winter season.
On the K-20-meter hill in the J-4 class, Landon Livreri led a Lake Placid sweep with Beckett Ledger in second place and Matt White tying for third. Scott Schultz finished seventh after a strong second jump.
In the J-3 class, Karl Schultz went 15.5 meters twice to lock up first place, while Trent White was close behind in second and Brian Byrne placed seventh.
Livreri put down another first-place finish in J-4 class on the K-32 hill with jumps of 23.5 and 21 meters. Ledger finished second, while Schultz and Matt White tied for fourth.
Schultz and Trent White repeated their small hill finishes of first and second on the larger hill, with Brian Byrne jumping to fifth place. Shultz had one of the longest jumps of the day at 28.5 meters.
The meet was held in surprisingly good conditions after a night of hard rain and warm temperatures with young jumpers from clubs in New Hampshire, New York, Vermont and New Hampshire high schools competing.
Next up for the NYSEF Junior Jumpers will be the Empire State Winter Games.
at the Olympic Jump Complex in Lake Placid on Saturday starting at 11 a.m. NYSEF is extending their "Learn To Fly" Wednesdays into February for skiers who want to try ski jumping. For more information, call Evan or Larry at 523-1900.