Snowboard cross racer Connor Schlegel, 17, will compete in the Australia-New Zealand Cup this summer after putting together a sting of good results over the last few months.

Schlegel attends Vail Ski & Snowboard Academy and lives in Minturn with his grandparents, who will accompany him to Australia this summer. The Australia-New Zealand Cup, known as the ANC, is a Down Under version of the North America Cup, otherwise known as the NorAm. Both represent the Continental Cup level of competition, one step below the World Cup.

Schlegel had a breakout year, finishing third at the Canadian National Championships and fifth in USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain on March 31. …

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