Thursday, May 17, 2012

2012 USASA National Championships #6

After returning from Nationals everyone thought the season was over, but somehow 7 Springs opened up for a day on April 24th and we got to have fun with our snow friends under sunny skies one more time. 
Even "Stick Man" was there
Here’s our Year-end Race Season Re-cap video:

Ale (see Athlete Bio Page: here) did an awesome job editing and creating the graphics. 

We also were lucky enough to have a feature article written about our trip to USASA National Championships in the Tribune Review, which you can read here.

Off-season training has begun and we’ve got a solid plan in place to have us even more physically and mentally ready to compete in next year’s event.  Ale will be in her 2nd year in the Masters age group and this will be my first in the Legend division.  We’re both looking forward to enjoying warmer weather and getting out for some mountain biking.

I've got a side-project and goal of getting a dedicated snowboard/ski-cross program started at one of the local resorts.  It would give all the region's cross athletes a place to train, practice and receive expert coaching.  It would be cool to see real SBX and SX racing in Pittsburgh.  Let's hope there's enough interest and support from the local mountain community!

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