The boarders are also waiting to hear who will be headed for Nationals. Invitations should be out soon. In the meantime, a look at regional rankings as of March 15 shows many MSA competitors high on the lists. In halfpipe, Gibson holds the number-one spot in the open class in both pipe and slopestyle.
Among juniors (ages 16 and 17), Ericka Biagioni, Christina DeJoseph, and Allie Kaplan hold the top three women’s positions, respectively, in both pipe and slopestyle, and Christina DeJoseph is also sitting in the first slot in boardercross.
On the men’s side, Austin Schweyher has the top ranking in pipe and fourth in slope. Mosher is second in both pipe and slope, and Wilson holds the number-one position in slopestyle. Youth (ages 14 and 15) rankings show Edwards ranked first in pipe and giant slalom, second in slalom, and third in slopestyle and boardercross.
Among the youth men, Lyons is sitting second in slope style and fifth in pipe, and Abel is ranked third in pipe and sixth in slopestyle.
MSA alumni have been particularly visible in the larger snowboarding world lately. Kelly Clark continues her spectacular series of wins in the halfpipe.
This week at Stratton, she took her fifth Burton US Open title (a world record) as well as the Global Series overall title, and racked up her eighth big competition in a row. Her next stop is Tigres, France, for the European Winter X Games. Among the folks she’ll see there will be Devin Logan, another MSA alum and Dover resident, who will be making her first visit to the European games.
Logan won the women’s overall halfpipe competition at La Plagne, France, and is now on her way to Winter X Europe.