The USASA Nationals wrapped up Tuesday, and Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s freeride team had athletes competing in open class skiercross, slopestyle, and halfpipe.
“With the different disciplines involved, they all play into each other,” said coach Dave Zweig. “There is a correlation between halfpipe and slopestyle in the trick base and takeoff. The SSCV kids that do both are very versatile.”
In Tuesday’s halfpipe, Jake Cummings, Zach Fedrizzi, Cole Pates, Jesse Ridler, Cas Sheridan, and Bobby Sonntag took their turn at the track for the 13-15 year old boys, and Cummings skied his way to a third place. Sheridan finished on Cummings’ heels in fourth, Sonntag finished ninth, and Fedrizzi took 11th.
In Tuesday’s open class skiercross, Cristhian Ravelo took seventh, missing the finals by one spot.
“Ravelo was in contention, and qualified third in the time trials,” said Zweig. “He got boxed out in one of his runs and couldn’t make a pass, and that kept him out of the finals.”
In the slopestyle for the 10-12 year old boys, Izak Little, Shane Ridler, and Felix Coudouy competed, and they all skied strong.
“All the boys are picking up on being consistent from one event to the other,” said Zweig. “Overall, it was a great week for SSCV’s freeride team.”