Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Phoebe Novello, Eric Beauchemin and Spencer Shaw Podium at Copper Rev


Stratton Mt School athletes enjoyed some podium time at the Copper Rev Tour. On Monday Spencer Shaw won Mens Halfpipe. Spencer is just getting back to it after a summer of rehab, so this was an important win for him.
Today's slope event saw blue skies but an icy, poppy course. It was a battle to make it top to bottom, advancement aside. Clean runs were landed by Phoebe, Biba, Marian, Quincy, Eric and Dan Landy. Biba spun front and back 360s, a great breakthrough. Quincy had a run that could have qualified, but a missed grab kept her points down. Ezra almost landed a qualifying run, but fell at the end. Ezra has made most of the qualifying rounds in the past year and this was a tough break for this ripper.
Phoebe blazed through the course, sending jumps and rails deep. Her nerve earned her a spot in the finals, where she stepped up her run and earned a 3rd place podium spot. Eric Beauchemin commanded the event from start to finish, but a fluke slip out in finals run 1 forced him to hold back a bit in his second run. Even so he ended up second. Our second trip of the year has come to a successful finish and all are ready to head home for the holidays.


No comments: