3-STAR USASA NATIONALS WENT OFF AT COPPER MTN. COLORADO
Copper Mtn, USA – April 7th, 2008: The Swatch TTR 3-Star USASA Nationals went down this past weekend in Colorado with a multitude of male and female snowboarders from all over the United States competing in Slopestyle and Halfpipe for 550 TTR ranking points and portions of the $50 000 USD prize purse.
The Slopestyle course consisted of some highly original features including a variety of hefty kickers, rails and boxes. Ryan Anderson claimed the men’s Slopestyle title followed by Rick Millett in second and Joe Mango in third. For the women, Lynn Neil of Utah stood highest on the podium, as Mikaela Casey of Minnetrista, MN took second and Molly Wilson of Aspen, Colorado rounded out the women’s top three.
The Halfpipe offered a second batch of Swatch TTR Ranking points for riders ready to step up to the challenge in the Midwest Rockies. As one of the few non-American riders in the event, New Zealand rider and TTR World No. 41 Ben Stewart made his presence known in the pipe. Ben was killing it all day, pushing past the competition to take the USASA Halfpipe Title. Following Stewart were US riders Broc Waring and Brett Esser who placed second and third respectively. Kaitlyn Farrington however, dominated the women’s pipe, taking home first place with Kelly Maren finishing second and TTR No. 14 Elizabeth Beerman claiming third.