Ski & Snowboard Club Vail sent 21 qualifying athletes to Copper Mountain this past week for the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) Freeski National Championships. SSCV current and former athletes made their mark at Copper  and took two podiums and seven top ten placements with a total of 21 SSCV athletes qualifying for this national championship. 

 

The USASA National Championships is a chance for qualified (ages five years old and older are eligible) snowboard and freeski athletes to showcase their skills on a national stage. In order to qualify for this competition,  athletes compete in their local USASA series in their age class. Once one wins their age class or continues to podium in the age class, one will look to move into the “Open Division”.  This division has no age class but has the best of the best entered into it. If one enrolls in the Open Division they are usually already competing at the next level up at Nor-ams and Rev Tours.  The USASA Freeski  National Championships consisted of men’s and women’s ski cross and slopestyle on April 10-13th, and rail jams on April 9-12.

 

“It was an amazing performance from all of our athletes this year at USASA Nationals,” said Willis Englehart, SSCV Head Park & Pipe Freeski Coach. “We had a fantastic time being back at Nationals and enjoying this contest with everyone from across the nation. It was a great contest and all of us coaches couldn’t be more proud of every single athlete.”

 

“The freeski program showed up at Nationals! The growth and progression this team has achieved this year is truly amazing,” said Chris Laske, SSCV Freeski and Snowboard Program Director.  “I’ve witnessed so much hard work put in by these kids day after day under the incredible coaching by Willis and his team.  I couldn’t be more proud of their accomplishments.” 

 

Below is a list of SSCV freeski athletes who qualified for one or more events at the USASA  Freeski National Championships, and their qualification class: 

 

Open Class Men and Women: 

Dylan Boyes
Lucas Blanch
Cayden Snyder 

Trey Martin
Jackson Veeneman
Walker Woodring
Marley Leav​​​​​​​itt 

Annika Sundquist

Junior: 

Noah Gionfriddo

Youth: 

Gavin Goike
Erik Jearbyn
Roxy Surridge
Kenna Keenan

Breaker: 

Collin Harris
Logan Parham
Mac Harrington 

Liam Brogden
Adrian Deux

Menehuenne 11-12 boys: 

Will Hasselman
Tristin Deux
Fletcher Taylor 

 

Below are SSCV top 20 results amongst the multiple days of competition, classes and categories: 

 

USASA National Championships – Group 2 Slopestyle – Freeski Youth (15-16) Women – April 10, 2022: 

4 – Kenna Keenan – SSCV 

 

USASA National Championships – Group 1 FIS Slopestyle – Freeski Junior (17-18) Men – April 11, 2022: 

3 – Noah Gionfriddo – SSCV 

 

USASA National Championships – Group 1 FIS Slopestyle – Freeski Open Class Women – April 11, 2022: 

4 – Marley Leavitt – SSCV 

6 – Annika Sundquist – SSCV 

 

USASA National Championships – Group 1 FIS Slopestyle – Freeski Open Class Men – April 11, 2022: 

5 – Cayden Snyder – SSCV

 

USASA National Championships – Group 3 Slopestyle – Freeski Menehune (11-12) Boys – April 12, 2022: 

1 – Walker Woodring – SSCV
10 – Fletcher Taylor – SSCV

 

USASA National Championships – Group 4 Slopestyle – Freeski Breaker (13-14) Boys – April 13, 2022: 

2 – Logan Parham – SSCV 

19 – Liam Brogden – SSCV

 

USASA National Championships – Group 4 Slopestyle – Freeski Youth (15-16) Boys – April 13, 2022: 

4 – Gavin Goike – SSCV 

 

USASA National Championships – Group 1 FIS Halfpipe – Freeski Open Class Women – April 12, 2022: 

1 – Marley Leavitt – SSCV 

2 – Elaina Krusiewski – SSCV

3 – Annika Sundquist – SSCV

 

USASA National Championships – Group 2 Halfpipe – Freeski Youth (15-16) Women – April 13, 2022: 

1 – Kenna Keenan – SSCV

 

For full results, go to https://www.usasa.org