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First Event of 2015 Season at Beartooth

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btbssa2Hey, athletes!  2015, here we come!  The first IFSA regional comp of 2015 will be held at Beartooth Basin Summer Ski Area. Beartooth is located at about 11,000' high in Montana’s Beartooth Mountains, and has long been a destination for international skiers to hone their skills during the late spring months. Established in 1962, Beartooth was originally organized as a summer racing camp by a group of Austrians.  The area has since evolved to host a variety of camps, events, and competitions, as well as day skiers and boarders. Beartooth Basin offers a great wilderness experience mixed in with lift access skiing for big mountain skiers, racers or whoever wants to improve their skiing skills in the off season.  Join your fellow athletes for the season opener with this two-run format event on June 17th and 18th. The event is open to skiers and boarders, with the Under 12, 12-14 and 15-18 age categories. Lodging is available in Red Lodge, or choose to enjoy a nearby camping spot in one of Custer National Forest’s thirteen campgrounds.

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2014 IFSA Jr Champs at Snowbird

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Junior Big Mountain Champions crowned at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort

Snowbird, UT -- The Snowbird Sports Education Foundation (SBSEF) hosted 231 junior (ages 12-18) athletes from 26 freeride teams last weekend for the North American Junior Freeskiing and Snowboarding Championships presented by Anon.  The top ski and snowboard freeride athletes from the U.S. and Canada convened at Snowbird to compete on the world class Silver Fox venue.  

Saturday night the athletes, parents, coaches, and judges gathered at the Cliff Lodge to celebrate the end of the season with live music and an awards ceremony to announce the 2014 championship event winners as well as the 2014 IFSA Champions. Stohke Productions provided $2000 in scholarships to the winners in each overall category.  Nine additional sponsors provided prizes for the top five finishers.

“IFSA and SBSEF would like to thank our event sponsors Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort, SBSEF, Anon, Stohke Productions, BCA, The North Face, Discrete, Dynastar, Jones Snowboards, Never Summer, Nitro SnoBrdCo and Milo Sport,” said Rob Greener SBSEF event director.  

2014 IFSA North American Junior Championships at Snowbird Winners

15-18 Male Ski: Martin Lentz AltaBird Freeride

15-18 Female Ski: Jess Sterrett AltaBird Freeride

12-14 Male Ski: Parkin Costain Whitefish Mountain Resort

12-14 Female Ski: Mia Winans Squaw Free

12-14 Male Snowboard: Jesse Aves Sugar Bowl

15-18 Male Snowboard: Noah Perkovich Telluride Ski and Snowboard Club

2014 IFSA Champions

15-18 Male Ski Martin Lentz AltaBird Freeride

15-18 Female Ski Jess Sterrett AltaBird Freeride

12-14 Male Ski Parkin Costain Whitefish Mountain Resort

12-14 Female Ski Savannah Leishman Whitewater Freeride Team

12-14 Male Snowboard Andrew Kraatz Squaw Alpine Snowboard Team

15-18 Male Snowboard Dylan Zellers Squaw Alpine Snowboard Team

Jim Jack Mayor of Freeride Award  Patrick Hughes 

Flyin' Ryan Hawks Foundation Scholarship Winners

  • Nicholas Goralka  Aspen Valley Ski and Snowboard Club
  • Cooper Davis Sugar Bowl Freeride Team

“The IFSA bids farewell to the graduating seniors on the tour.  Many of these athletes have competed in national level big mountain freeriding competitions since they were 12 years old.  They will now move on to college, careers, and adult freeriding competitions.  The IFSA wishes the 2014 graduates all the best in their future endeavors,” said IFSA president Scott Mahoney.  

Graduate Taylor Pratt leaves us with this quote:

"It's been one heck of a journey on this tour.  I've been so lucky to have been able to travel on the IFSA tour for so many years and it's been so cool to have met so may people and made so many memories.  As I took my last run yesterday, even with a bobble, all I could do was smile and think of the great times I've had.  I want to thank everyone of the past few years for all the support, love and extremely high vibes.  It means so much to me to have so many rad people surrounding me.  But for now, I gotta move on, go to college and take what I've learned as a junior into the big boy tour."

anon. Presenting sponsor of 2014 IFSA Noram Champs

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***April 2nd, 2014 Salt Lake City, UT ***

The International Freeskiers and Snowboarders Association is happy to announce a partnership with anon. for the 2014 IFSA North American Junior Championships.   The 2014 IFSA North American Championships presented by anon. will bring the best junior big mountain freeriders together for an invite only championship event.  “We are absolutely thrilled to create a partnership with anon., their level of support firmly establishes their commitment to junior freeriding and we look forward to working with anon. in the future.” says Scott Mahoney, IFSA President.  

The IFSA North American Junior Championships Presented by anon. will take place at Snowbird Ski and Summer Resort April 9-13, 2014.  Athletes ranging from 12-18 years of age will travel from all over North America, some as far as Alaska and British Columbia to represent their region and compete for the overall series title.  For more information on the contest check out www.freeskiers.org or contact the event director Rob Greener This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it  .