Northstar-at-Tahoe, California—The 2nd Annual Vans Cup at Tahoedrew to a close Sunday at Northstar-at-Tahoe with Finland’s Antti Auttiand Australian Torah Bright coming up big in the winter storm-shortenedSuperpipe Jam. With the guys given an hour to show there stuff, the judgesand crowd both ordained Autti, who represented Finland in the Torinogames, the day’s best, with Louie Vito and Kazuirho Kokubo of Japanfinishing second and third. A wave of relief swept over those inattendance as Mammoth Lake’s Mason Aguirre recovered from a scary fall onthe deck that had him taken away on a stretcher to later address the crowdand acknowledge his fifth place finish.
In the ladies’ Superpipe Jam, the 19-year-old Bright grabbed the $17,000first place check finishing ahead of Torino silver medalist GretchenBleiler and Aguirre’s sister, Molly Aguirre.
The Superpipe comp today wrapped up a great weekend of snowboarding atNorthstar-at-Tahoe that began Friday night under the lights with MikeCasanova and Leanne Pelosi laying claim to the weekend?s first two titlesin the Rail Jam. On Saturday, 15-year-old Jamie Anderson, a local fromSouth Lake Tahoe, and Nate Sheehan each captured Slopestyle titles.
Vans Cup at Tahoe, Superpipe Finals—Sunday, March 5
1. Antti Autti (Rovaniemi, FIN) $20,000
2. Louie Vito (Bellefontaine, OH) $12,000
3. Kazuirho Kokubo (Hokkaido, JPN) $7,000
1. Torah Bright (Cooma, AUS) $17,000
2. Gretchen Bleiler (Dayton, OH) $8,000
3. Molly Aguirre (Duluth, MN) $3,000
For those who didn’t make it out, the Vans Cup at Tahoe will air on Fox Sports Net in two parts at 3 pm April 28 and May 5 with re-broadcasts onMay 12 and May 19.
The Vans Cup at Tahoe is made possible by the support of Tylenol, RockstarEnergy Drink, Scion, Snowboarder Magazine and Fox Sports Net.
For more information on Vans and the Vans Cup at Tahoe, visit www.vans.com