High Country Junior Freestyle Series Season Ends, App Snowboard Club Retains Trophy

Published Monday, March 28, 2016 at 1:25 pm
ASC Team Photo

ASC Team Photo

As the season comes to an end, the High Country Junior Freestyle Series snowboard competitions are now complete and Appalachian Ski Mountain’s Appalachian Snowboard Club has retained the trophy.

Beginning in January, there were three competitions in the series between the Appalachian Snowboard Club and the Beech Mountain Snowboard Team and the results were as follows.

Appalachian Mountain Big Air Contest:

  • Beech Mountain Snowboard Team – 11 points
  • Appalachian Snowboard Team – 12 points

Beech Mountain Slopestyle Contest:

  • Beech Mountain Snowboard Team – 9 points
  • Appalachian Snowboard Team – 18 points

Appalachian Mountain Rail Event Contest:

  • Beech Mountain Snowboard Team – 9 points
  • Appalachian Snowboard Team – 17 points

The Appalachian Snowboard Club members are coached by professional instructors from the French-Swiss Ski College and there were 30 members on the team this year, including both girls and boys, ranging in age from 5 to 14.

Appalachian Snowboard Club’s Head Coach, Joe Nielander said, “We had a great season this year. Our kids competed very well against the Beech Mountain snowboard team and we all had a great time at the practices as well as the events held at each mountain. Appalachian Ski Mountain is a great host for our team.  We are grateful for their support and we also want to thank the French Swiss Ski College for their support as well.  They allow their coaches to work with the kids at each practice to improve their skills on the mountain. I would also like to thank all of the parents and kids for their participation this year.  We are already looking forward to next season and hope that even more kids will join the Appalachian Snowboard Club.”

Angela Warren, a parent of one of the Appalachian Snowboard Club team members, shared that the experience has been incredible for her 8-year-old son.

“He has made good friends and received top level instruction from the French Swiss Ski College coaches (Joe Nielander, Lillth Nielander, Duncan Nielander and Blake Putnam) which has improved his skills, increased his safety and provided him with a real sense of team camaraderie.  I can’t say enough good things about this club and I would very much encourage other snowboarder parents to consider it for their kids next season,” Warren said.

For updates on the club and information on joingin, you can follow them on Facebook at www.facebook.com/appalachiansnowboardclub or at http://www.appskimtn.com/on-the-mountain/snowboard-club.

The last competition in the series was a Rail Jam that took place at Appalachian Ski Mountain and the winners were…

Girl 13 and Under:

  • 1st Place – Hailey Trivette (Appalachian)
  • 2nd Place – Nicoel Yoos (Appalachian)

Boys 9 and Under:

  • 1st Place – Jake Warren (Appalachian)
  • 2nd Place – Asher Strauss (Appalachian)
  • 3rd Place – Ben Sergent (Appalachian)

Boys 10-13:

  • 1st Place – Aaron Faye (Beech)
  • 2nd Place – Ethan Cannon (Appalachian)

Girls 14 and Up:

  • 1st Place – Brantley Mullins (Beech)
  • 2nd Place – Addison Rudicile (Appalachian)

Boys 14 and Up:

  • 1st Place – Calvin Hood (Beech)
  • 2nd Place – Avery Cannon (Appalachian)
  • 3rd Place – Ben Simpson (Appalachian)
Girls 14 and Up (Brantley Mullins and Addison Rudicile)

Girls 14 and Up (Brantley Mullins and Addison Rudicile)

Girls 13 and Under (Nicole Yoos and Hailey Trivette)

Girls 13 and Under (Nicole Yoos and Hailey Trivette)

Boys 14 and Up (Calvin Hood, Avery Cannon and Ben Simpson)

Boys 14 and Up (Calvin Hood, Avery Cannon and Ben Simpson)

Boys 10-13 (Ethan Cannon and Aaron Faye)

Boys 10-13 (Ethan Cannon and Aaron Faye)

Boys 9 and Under (Ben Sergent,, Asher Strauss and Jake Warren)

Boys 9 and Under (Ben Sergent, Asher Strauss and Jake Warren)

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