Big air comp brings out local talent
Sunny skies, one enormous jump and incredible talent made for one of the year’s best Toyota Sick n’ Twisted Big Air ski and snowboard competitions at Alpine Meadows this past Sunday.
A total of 60 pros and top amateur’s from the Tahoe region rolled out all their best tricks to vie for $5,000 in cash and prizes.
Judges unanimously sent Tahoe resident Cody Boan to first place in the men’s snowboard division after pulling off a cab 1080. Boan topped Truckee local Brandon Cocard, who executed a perfect switch 900.
First place in the men’s ski division went to Mammoth’s Bernard Rosow, who nailed a switch 1080 for both runs.
Iris Lazzeraschi of Incline won the women’s snowboard division with a backside 540.
Shawndrea Wisma of South Lake Tahoe took the top spot in the women’s ski division by throwing the smoothest 360.
Ryan Howsley swept the amateur ski division and Tahoe local Jon McGee grabbed first place for the amateur snowboard division.
“I’m blown away by the caliber of talent that competed Sunday,” said Justin Broglio, director of the Toyota Sick n’ Twisted Freestyle Tour. “Competitors were all top-level, and judging was probably the day’s most difficult job. The difference between first and second place was very close.”