Reiter 10th at World Champs |

Reiter 10th at World Champs

Steamboat Springs snowboarder Justin Reiter followed up his best season, 2014-15, with his worst, 2015-16. The Olympic veteran is still in love with his sport, however, and hopes to bounce back this winter.
Joel Reichenberger

— Justin Reiter rode to one of his best finishes in two seasons Thursday at the World Snowboard Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain.

The Steamboat Springs-based Alpine snowboarder finished 10th in parallel giant slalom, leading the way for a largely Steamboat-connected contingent of U.S. riders.

Michael Trapp was 16th, Aaron Muss 27th and Robby Burns 29th. All have trained with Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. Vic Wild, another club-trained rider, was sixth in the race while competing for Russia.

Ester Ledecka, who’s also trained with the club and who rides for Czech Republic, won on the women’s side in parallel giant slalom. She won silver in parallel slalom Wednesday.

In that race, Trapp led the way for the U.S., placing 20th. Burns was 28th, Reiter 34th and Muss 44th. Wild was eighth.

Steamboat’s Maggie Rose Carrigan was 29th in Wednesday’s event and 35th Thursday.

Andreas Prommegger, of Austria, won gold in both men’s events.

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