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Freestyle Snowboarders Soar At Alberta Series Part I

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CALGARY, ALBERTA–(Marketwire – Jan. 15, 2013) - Over 100 riders took part in the Alberta Series Part I put on by the ASA (Alberta Snowboarding Association) Jan 11-13th, 2013 at Canada Olympic Park. The emphasis was on providing a fun and safe environment for male and female Alberta Freestyle athletes to kick off the 2013 season.

The focus of the action packed weekend was on Freestyle, which includes the Halfpipe & Slopestyle disciplines of snowboarding.

The Friday evening junior event focused on a fun and relaxed grassroots competition for young riders aged 5-12 and an open category for girls of all ages. The 38 riders showed their impressive skills on rails, jumps and a half pipe with 12 foot walls. Results are as follows:

Girls

Age 6-12: 1. Elenor Buchner, 2. Hailey Garrido, 3. Lola Kutcher

Age 13 and Up: 1. Kira Lengkeek, 2. Kennedi Deck, 3. Maggie (Mechteld) Dekking

Boys

Age 5-9: 1.Liam Gill, 2. Ethan Staz, 3. Tyson Lewis

Age 10-12: 1. Sean Miskiman, 2. Spencer Trimble, 3. Jack MacDougall

Saturday was a training day for athletes of all ages and skill levels. Riders across Alberta came to tune up their aerial awareness with a trampoline session, practice their jumps into a 55 foot long airbag, and warmed up their runs for the Sunday competition. The ASA also presented to a packed theatre of athletes on what elements a snowboard judge is looking for in a winning run. A total of 104 athletes participated in this training day.

Sunday featured 95 experienced Slopestyle riders throwing down wildcats, rodeos and 720′s. Results are as follows:

15 and Under: 1. Carter Jarvis, 2. Liam King, 3. Jeff Adams

16-19: 1. Morgan Buchner, 2. JJ Westbury, 3. Ryan Tosi

Ladies Open: 1. Kirsty MacDonald, 2. Allison Vizina, 3. AJ Cairns

Mens Open: 1. Jamie Blain, 2. Jam Gallagher, 3. Jordan Blain

The Alberta Snowboarding Association would like to thank the athletes and also the volunteers and sponsors who donated generous time and prizing to make this event a success. Sponsors included Burton, House of Hygge, Nomis, Candy Grind, Analog, Stepchild, Rip Curl, Tech Nine, Anon, Shredz Shop, Royal Board Shop and the Board Dogs.

The Alberta Snowboarding Association is a non-profit provincial sports association promoting the development of snowboard training and competition.

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