Mt. Bachelor, OR—U.S. Snowboarding rookie team rider Matt Ladley (Steamboat Springs, CO) captured his second consecutive Chevrolet Revolution Tour victory Saturday winning the men’s halfpipe contest at Mt. Bachelor with Stratton Mountain School rider Elizabeth Beerman (Weston, VT) topping the women’s event.
Also on the men’s podium again was Ross Baker (Reno, NV), who was third in the opening event at Copper Mountain, CO with Brennen Swanson (Stillwater, MN) in third. Another SMS rider Brooke Shaw (Bantam, CT), who won Friday’s snowboardcross event landed on the women’s podium again with second followed by Kaitlynn Farrington (Bellevue, ID)
With over 75 competitors vying for a share of the $10,000 overall tour purse, riders were able to compete on a halfpipe cut by Pat Malendoski, shaper of the 2002 Olympic pipe and the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix, which stopped at Mt. Bachelor last weekend.
“It was definitely a good pipe and tons of fun,” said Beerman, a sophomore at SMS who stomped a run that included a backside 540, frontside 540 and a frontside 720. “The Revolution Tour is cool for kids who want to make it to the elite level – that’s what I’m hoping for.” She was also on the podium in Copper with third in both slopestyle and SBX and credits “being able to snowboard everyday” at SMS as the best preparation possible for competing in the Revolution Tour.
Up for grabs are starting slots for the 2008 Grand Prix, the Junior World Championships team, the US Open and the State Farm U.S. Snowboard Cup, a World Cup competition scheduled for March 10-11 in Lake Placid, NY. Top finishers from the tour also receive an invitation to U.S. Snowboarding’s Project Gold, an opportunity to ride with U.S. Snowboarding at their annual summer camp.
Revolution Tour podium finishers will also receive points towards winning the overall Ticket to Ride World Snowboard Tour (TTR), the largest culmination of independent Freestyle events across the globe.
The Mt. Bachelor event wraps up Sunday with slopestyle before moving on to Spirit Mountain, MN next weekend for the tour’s third stop.
2007 CHEVROLET REVOLUTION TOUR
Mt. Bachelor, OR – Feb. 10, 2007
1. Matt Ladley, Steamboat Springs, CO
2. Ross Baker, Reno, NV
3. Brennen Swanson, Stillwater, MN
1. Elizabeth Beerman, Weston, VT
2. Brooke Shaw, Bantam, CT
3. Kaitlynn Farrington, Bellevue, ID
For complete results:
The 2007 Chevrolet Revolution Tour Remaining Dates:
Feb. 16-18 – Spirit Mountain, MN – HP, SS, SBX, Rail (*new date)
Mar. 2-4 – Okemo, VT – HP, SS, SBX
June 21-22 – Mt. Hood, OR – HP, SS
For more information on the 2007 Chevrolet Revolution Tour, check out http://www.ussa.org/PublishingFolder/423_842.htm
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