TELLURIDE, Colo.(April 9, 1999)-The world’s best junior snowboarders wenthead-to-head on the duel slalom course during the third day of competitionin the sixth annual International Snowboard Federation (ISF) Junior WorldChampionships in Telluride. Fifty-four junior men and 43 junior womencompeted and when the day was over riders from Germany and Switzerland werecrowned the new champions in duel slalom.

Both duel divisions saw rookies finish on the podium. Wildcard entrantChristian Veit of Germany, ranked 195th in the world, defeated world protour racers for the gold. Veit qualified eighth and raced David Vaughan ofCanada in the finals. Vaughan fell in the first race leaving Veit in goodposition for the second heat. Racing like a pro, Veit ran a steady andsmart second run, finishing just behind Vaughan to capture the gold.Julie Pomagalski from France turned in a strong performance and held aslight lead over Daniela Meuli of Switzerland, the pre-race favorite, aftertheir first finals run in the duel slalom. Meuli, ranked 15th in the world,grabbed gold when Pomagalski fell in the final heat. Anna Luckos of Polandfinished third, putting another rookie on the podium.

Windy, adverse conditions closed the boardercrosss venue and the men’s andwomen’s youth divisions will compete in boardercross tomorrow. Qualifyingheats start at 9:30 a.m. in Telluride’s Surge Air Garden terrain park.

Duel Jouth Women

1 MEULI Daniela SUI
2 POMAGALSKI Julie FRA
3 LUCKOS Anna POL
4 ELZENBAUMER Bianca ITA
5 TIBLE Aurelie FRA
6 VRAN Ana SLO
7 KACAFURA Damjana SLO
8 COMBAL Lucie FRA
9 BUEHLER Perrine SUI
10 SOMMER Bianca AUT
11 AUVINEN Anna-Kaisa FIN
12 MUELLER Erica USA
13 FLETCHER Beth USA
14 CALILLE Julie CAN
15 MIKOLAJCZYK Klaudyna POL
16 HARRIS Genevieve AUS
17 FRITZ Nana GER
18 DUTTON Charlotte GBR
19 THELANDER Susannah AUS
20 ASHTON Megan CAN
21 HARIZANOVA Lilia BUL
22 BUTLER Gemma AUS
23 DANIELSSON Maria SWE
24 BRAUN Jill GER
25 SUZUKI Chihiro JAP
26 GRONHOLM Sari FIN
27 HISCHIER Fabienne SUI
28 VALLE Dominique CAN
29 HASLBECK Angela GER
30 RUOTSALAINEN Ilona FIN
31 DUBOC Emmanuelle FRA
32 DELERUE Sabine FRA
33 GOUSY Andree CAN
34 ROBB Felicity AUS
35 VOJTECHOVA Zusana CZE
36 RITTER Adryan USA
37 KHOURY Alexandra LEB
38 BOGACKI Allison USA
39 TOHME Youmna LEB
40 ZARD Sara LEB

Duel Jouth Men

1 VEIT Christian GER
2 VAUGHAN David CAN
3 VERLINDEN Peter NED
4 EGGER Felix AUT
5 JEKOT Grzegorz POL
6 TENNER Stefan SUI
7 FLETCHER John AUS
8 LAURENCE Jon USA
9 KAIM Andrzej POL
10 GISLER Michael SUI
11 CARIGIET Eric SUI
12 BUROS Antoine FRA
13 TENGG Christoph AUT
14 UHLMANN Manual SUI
15 HILL Morgan CAN
16 SMIT Alexander NED
17 SCHOENMAKERS Paul NED
18 LORCH Fritze GER
19 DEHNER Jasper GER
20 PROFANTER Bernhard AUT
21 PALANT Jared USA
22 HOKINODANI Yoshifumi JPN
23 VUORINEN Jaakko FIN
24 OCENAS Josef SVK
25 MARION Yan CAN
26 GOTO Justin USA
27 CLAUSEN Stefan USA
28 JONSSON Marcus SWE
29 NUUTTILA Matti FIN
30 RAFFE Jayson AUS
31 HIEKKAMAKI Marko FIN
32 KOVSCA Manual SLO
33 WHHITE Ben USA
34 LINDGREN Bjoern SWE
35 GUINN Jonas CAN
36 GALLIMORE Bud GBR
37 HIEI Riki JPN
38 GENDLE Adam GBR
39 LABERGE Olivier CAN
40 BRUZEK Viktor CZE
41 SPORRI Pascal SUI
42 OKISHIMA Kenta JPN
43 COLAS Charles FRA
44 ENGLER Michal SVK
45 NOVOTNY Michal CZE
46 BOIVIN Claude-Andre CAN
47 FORSYTHE Jonathan AUS
48 MANSOUR Samer LEB
49 EHRNTHALLER Christian GER
50 OCENAS Petr SVK
51 BORREL Romain FRA
52 SEDMAK Simon SLO
53 GUTTORM Juha FIN
54 SMITH Matthew AUS
55 PALAVERSA Lovro CRO
56 SIDANI Mazen LEB
57 MAKARI Jawad LEB
58 SCOTT Mike CAN
59 KAGATSUMA Akira JPN
60 OGUCHI Takahiro JPN