year marked the 25th Anniversary of the United States of America
Snowboard Association (USASA) National Championships hosted at Copper Mountain,Colorado. Close to 2000 athletes spread
across 14 age divisions (for both Men and Women) were on hand for events in 5
disciplines - Boardercross, Halfpipe, Slopestyle, Giant Slalom and Slalom.
|Earned the Top Spot on the National Rankings|
were ideal as it had been snowing it seems non-stop since early December. In fact, there was so much snow at one of our
local Rocky Mountain Series races (overnight and during the day), that everyone
was calling it Powdercross.
to this point I had won 4 local series races and was gearing up to make a
strong run to defend my Nationals Gold from last year.
|4 Golds in Rocky Mountain Series Race Action|
seen some of my race/practice and gym training videos on the blog, but there’s a
lot more preparation that goes on during the lead up to Nationals. Waxing and board prep, travel logistics, etc.
may not be as fun but they are vital pieces to the Gold Medal puzzle.
|Nothing Quite Like Waxing in the Living Room|
the last local races I took the Oxess to Seth over at Precision Ski & Golf
to get new structure, clean up the edges and soak up some wax in the hot
|Behind the Scenes at Precision |
|Thanks to Purl Wax for all the Supplies!|
|No Iron Needed - Way Better Than the Living Room Set-up|
|Baking in the Hot Box|
board was in amazing shape and even though I had a few practice days
planned, I knew I wouldn’t need any major tuning work done before Nationals.
|Ready to Snowboard Fast|
#2 coming soon…
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