First USASA Slopestyle competition of the year

February 8, 2021
Gavin O'Connell ’24 in the start at the USASA Mountain Series Slopestyle event

Gavin O’Connell ’24 in the start

The team had an awesome day this past Friday at Sunday River during their first USASA Slopestyle competition of the year.

The Freeski athlete comp started at 11 am, after the snowboarders, and with the start of the comp came the start of the snow.  It snowed for the duration of the competition, making the course a bit slow, but that did not stop the crew from putting down some awesome runs and having a great time in the process.

Slopestyle Venue

The Sunday River Parks crew did an excellent job setting up the slopestyle course on lower T72.  It is the first time we have held a slopestyle event at that venue and it was one of the best course set-ups we have had in many years.

Many thanks to the USASA Maine Mountain Series Crew, the Sunday River event staff, and the Sunday River Parks Crew! And a big shout out to Coach Cogswell for getting ahead of the slow conditions by waxing the crew’s skis prior to the comp on Friday morning.

USASA Slopestyle Results

Freeski Breaker Boys 13-14

  • Gavin Oconnell 7th

Freeski Youth Men 15-16

  • Dante Maravell 2nd
  • Oliver Barrett 4th
  • Finn Dolan 6th

Freeski Youth Women 15-16

  • Sofia Machado 3rd

Freeski Junior Women  17-18

  • Sadie Harvey 1st

Slopestyle skiers in a row

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