|TIMBERLINE, Ore. (June 21) - |
"The Project Gold camp and Revolution Tour happen because of dedicated parents, clubs and coaches," said Jankowski, head halfpipe coach for U.S. Snowboarding. "These riders work so hard to get to this level, but they couldn't progress without their support. As coaches, it's just awesome to work with such talented young riders - they want to be here and we want to be here. These are the 2014ers."
Shaw also won at Copper, then earned her second halfpipe victory at Spirit Mountain, MN. A double threat, like friend and back-to-back SBX world champion Lindsey Jacobellis (Stratton Mountain, VT), Shaw also won the Revolution Tour SBX title along with SBX bronze at Junior Worlds. The results earned her a nomination to join Ladley on the U.S. Snowboarding Rookie Team for pipe, but she also received an invite to the SBX B Team for 2008.
"The girls did an excellent job too, Kelly is a USASA national champ and she had some of the smoothest straight airs, all with good style - it wasn't a surprise to see her up there."
Rounding out the women's podium was Project Gold camper Katie Williams (Bend, OR) and Devon Crowther (Jamaica, VT). Both are veterans of the Revolution Tour this season with Williams landing a slopestyle second at Mt. Bachelor along with two previous top-5 finishes in halfpipe.
The Windells event also featured a junior competition with riders under 12 getting a crack at the Revolution Tour pipe. Top men's rider was Ben Ferguson (Bend, OR) with Kirra Kotsenburg (Park City, UT) taking the women's win.
The Revolution Tour was created as a steppingstone on the snowboarding pipeline, and serves as the link between national and regional USASA competitions and the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, the Olympic qualifying series.
"The Revolution Tour as a whole just makes me smile. It's such a great way for riders from all over the country to progress in a low-pressure environment were the focus is on fun. The club coaches are stoked to see their riders perform and it's cool to see so many club programs bring their teams, plus we've got parents at the bottom of the pipe cheering for their kids. It's such a positive scene," said Jankowski.
The 2007 Chevrolet Revolution Tour concludes Friday with slopestyle at Windells.
2007 CHEVROLET REVOLUTION TOUR
Timberline, OR - June 21, 2007
1. Kelly Marren, Hillsborough, CA, 33.6
2. Katie Williams, Bend, OR, 29.3
3. Devon Crowther, Jamaica, VT, 29.1
4. Allyson Carroll, Truckee, CA, 28.8
5. Ellen Feldman, Avon, CO, 28.7
1. Kirra Kotsenburg, Park City, UT, 24.5
2. Devyn Shnake, Bend, OR, 24.0
3. Katie Wilson, Whitefish Bay, WI, 20.1
4. Kelsey Coghlan, Burlington, VT, 19.5
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photo Wagner Araujo
photo Jay Adeff