The Slopestyle event podiums were top heavy with Salomon riders, who put together some phenomenal performances. The Women’s Open Slopestyle event was an Anderson double header, with Jamie Anderson landing the Gold Medal and an invitation to next year’s X-Games, while sister Joanie Anderson brought home the Silver. Ally Carroll dominated the Junior Women’s Slopestyle. “With my iPod blasting Hilary Duff, I landed my run clean from my 360 tail grab on the first jump down to my frontside 360 lean grab on the last quarter-pipe hit, while stomping all the other features in between, said Ally of her winning run. For the men, Davis Johnson, 18, placed second in the Open Men’s Slopestyle, “I was really excited to have a smooth, consistent run. I was able to keep my speed and nail all my tricks throughout the course. Nationals was a killer time.

The Salomon riders threw down again in the Halfpipe – tallying up 4 medals. Matt Ladley, age 13, laid it out in the Breaker Boys Division (13 and under) landing backside 9’s impressive enough to warrant a Gold Medal, though even more impressive is the 1080 Matt recently stomped on film. Davis Johnson was second after the first run, but had a slight bobble on his second run, dropping him to 4th. In the Youth Men’s Halfpipe, Tyler Troy claimed a Bronze Medal. Carter Smalley, age 8, represented the Grommet Boys, placing 5th. In Women’s Open Halfpipe, Jamie Anderson landed a huge McTwist and a Silver Medal. Continuing the Anderson legacy, Stacie Anderson won the Junior Women’s Halfpipe event with Ally Carroll on her heels in 4th.

Jamie and Joanie swapped places on the podium for the Women’s Open Boardercross, with Joanie taking the win and Jamie right behind in second. Both girls had times fast enough to qualify for the Open Men’s finals. Ally Carroll won the Junior Women’s Boardercross with Stacie Anderson taking the silver. Eight -year-old Carter Smalley ripped up the Boardercross course and finished 2nd for the Grommet Boys.

“Salomon is really excited about the results of our Rookie Team at Nationals. All the kid’s have really progressed and taken their riding to another level. It’s exciting to watch the next generation of snowboarders come up and to know that you’ve played a part in supporting them, exclaimed Laura Kernan, Salomon Snowboards Rookie Team Manager.

Salomon Rookie Team

Matt Ladley- CO, age 14

Joanie Anderson- N. CA, age18

Cody Liska- AK, age16

Stacie Anderson- CA, age16

Ally Carroll- N. CA, age 16

Alex Sherman- OR, age 15

Tyler Troy- VT, age 14

Carter Smalley- CO, age 8

Jamie Anderson- N. CA, age 14

Davis Johnson- CO, age 18