Monday, March 21, 2011

1st East Coast Banked Slalom At Sugarloaf ME.

Seth Wescott showing us the 1st East Coast Banked Slalom that he helped create at Sugarloaf.

Mike Perle using the banks racing down the course.

Josh Cohen using his alpine skills on the challenging course.

Ross going for it.

Mike, Kevin, Mike Mallon and Josh hanging out at awards. Thank you Mike for the hospitality.

Mike winning some goggles for his 3rd place finish in the 15-19 age group.

Kevin and Ross winning some Lobsters.

Seth Wescott invited SMS Snowboarding to come up to Sugarloaf Maine for the first ever East Coast Banked Slalom. Kevin Mcmahon, Mike Perle, Josh Cohen and Ross drove the 5.5 hour drive up to Sugarloaf. The course was very challenging with 28 banks and 9 other turns. Some of the gates were set pretty tight and some open like a boardercross course. The finish was a 180 degree banked turn so the riders finished up hill.

The SMS crew rode hard and all placed in the top 10 overall out of the 141 athletes who competed. Josh placed 8th overall and 4th in the 15-19 age group. Mike 7th overall and 3rd in the 15-19 age group. The overall podium was Seth Wescott 3rd, Kevin Mcmahon 2nd and Ross Powers 1st. The event was fun and should be an annual event from here on.

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