Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders take home 24 podium finishes at nationals |

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboarders take home 24 podium finishes at nationals

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club snowboard team saw a lot of success at the U.S. Amateur Snowboarding Association’s Nationals at Copper Mountain Resort.

The team took home a total of 24 podium finishes across the slope style and Alpine snowboarding disciplines.

In her first year snowboarding competitively, 7-year-old Aimee Wild had the best showing of all the Steamboat athletes. Wild took home first in snowboard cross, second in the halfpipe and slopestyle then third in the slalom and fourth in the giant slalom for a first overall finish in the age 7 group.

“She dominated her class and was hitting the big line of the jumps in slopestyle,” SSWSC snowboard director Tori Koski said. “The snowboard cross event Aimee’s strong fundamentals showed by racing to gold.”

Her brother, Aaron Wild, had a second-place showing in the ages 8-9 slope style race.

Gigi Boyd finished second in the giant slalom in the 10-11 group. AJ Juneau swept the girls 12-13 races next, taking first in the slalom and snowboard cross. Walker Overstake grabbed second in the slalom race and third in the giant slalom and snowboard cross in the same age group.

Kendall Harrington joined Juneau in the slalom victory column, taking first overall in the slalom for the 14-15 group.

Johnny Duty led the junior men 16-17 age group to finish first overall in the giant slalom. Jacy Werner followed with several pieces of hardware, finishing second in the giant slalom and third in both the slalom and snowboard cross events for the junior men.

Dana Albers led the open class women with a third-place showing in the giant slalom and fourth place finish in the slalom.

Robby Burns swept the men’s open class with gold medals in both the slalom and the giant slalom, taking home his first national championship title. Jacob Farber was close behind with a second place finish in the slalom and third place finish in the giant slalom.

Everett McEwan grabbed third place in the slalom. Rocke Weinberg, Cooper Scheel and Maggie Carrigan did not compete due to injury.

Steamboat top finishers

Ruggie Girls (7 & Under)
Aimee Wild
1st Snowboard cross
2nd Halfpipe
2nd Slopestyle
3rd Slalom
1st overall

Grommet Boys (8-9)
Aaron Wild
2nd Slopestyle
10th Snowboardcross
12th Halfpipe
22nd Slalom
24th Giant slalom

Menehune Girls (10-11)
Gigi Boyd
2nd Giant slalom
6th Snowboardcross

Izzy Hamric
9th Halfpipe
13th Slopestyle

Menehune Boys (10-11)
Kai Jensen 
7th Snowboard cross
13th Giant slalom 
34th Slalom

Breaker Girls (12-13)
AJ Juneau
1st Slalom
1st Snowboard cross
36th Giant slalom

Tatum Lightner
4th Giant Slalom
10th Slalom
17th Snowboard cross

Breaker Boys (12-13)
Walker Overstake
2nd Slalom
3rd Giant slalom
3rd Snowboard cross
45th Halfpipe

Jesse Hamric
20th Slopestyle 
18th Halfpipe

Jackie Clemente
21st Slopestyle

Braden Duty
25th Giant slalom
24th Slalom
37th Slopestyle
48th Halfpipe

Jonathen Berlet
27th Giant slalom
29th Slalom
46th Snowboard cross

Youth Women (14-15)
Kendall Harrington
1st Slalom
6th Giant slalom
4th Halfpipe
12th Snowboard cross

Junior Men (16-17)

Jacy Werner
2nd  Giant slalom
3rd Slalom
3rd Snowboard cross
21st Slopestyle

Johnny Duty 
1st Giant slalom
7th Slalom

Mac Panzarella 
22nd Halfpipe

Open Class Women

Dana Albers
3rd Giant Slalom
4th Slalom

Kelsi Stephenson
4th Giant Slalom
6th Slalom

Open Class Men

Robby Burns
1st Slalom
1st Giant slalom

Jacob Farber
2nd Slalom
3rd Giant slalom

Everett McEwan
3rd Slalom
5th Giant slalom 

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email or follow her on Twitter @lvann_sports.

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