Spencer and Serena Shaw, Makayla and Chris Tierney, Mike Perle, Quincy Corte-King, Hunter Wood and Tanner Barret all competed in yesterdays qualifier round of the US Snowboard Grand Prix at Copper Mtn Co. against recent Olympians and National Team riders from around the world. Spencer Shaw qualified for tomorrows finals with an XL- Front ten to cab 7, front nine, back nine, and finishing of with a styley frontside air. Quite a few folks say Chris Tierney put down his best pipe run ever going air, nine, nine, seven, seven Makayla and Tanner were competing with Junior spots and looked right at home in terms of amplitude and technical difficulty despite not being able to hang on in the 22 foot masterpiece. Tanner took one of the worst crashes of the day bouncing a five foot Mctwist off the coping (top edge) to land facedown in the flat bottom first thing in the morning. I was impressed he was able to rise up and take his second run. I think everybody had some of their best runs of the week and thats a great positive to be able compete at your best level.
Christo. Front nine
Hunty back nine.
Congrats and good luck with the next weeks of training and competition. We are proud and impressed with your riding. Im on a schedule so you only get couple photos for now but perhaps someone can add some more during the trip.
SMS alumns Louie Vito qualified second, and Ellery Hollingsworth third. Very strong.