Words and Photos: Matt Alberts

Every April groms and young shredders from all across the United States make their way to Copper Mountain, Colorado to duke it out for the title of “Nation Champion”, and some hefty cash prizes.

Tuesday night kicked off the 2012 USASA Nationals with the Open Class Rail Jam sponsored by Cholula. Stand out riders like young-buck Jaromie Noland 15, out of Big Bear Ca, Kyle Kelly 17, from The Hill’s Il, and Samuel Steinke 17, from Galena Il were just a few of the young shredders that came from all over the country to compete. While everyone killed it, at the end of the night it was Eric Beauchemin 21, from Stratton Mountain Vt. That walked away with 1st place and 2G’s Ca$h money.

Be on the look out for more coverage from Nationals dropping all weekend!