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Pinball Rally brings talent to Northstar

Sun Staff reports
Courtesy Northstar-at-Tahoe ResortA snowboarder stalls on a feature set up during the Pinball Rally "Jib for Kids" freestyle contest at Northstar-at-Tahoe on Sunday.
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About 75 competitors participated in the first Pinball Rally ski and snowboard contest of the season at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort on Sunday.

Jessica Van Pernis, communications manager at Northstar, said the “Jib for Kids” freestyle contest drew one of the larger turnouts for a Pinball Rally ” a five-event competitive series that continues throughout the winter.

Held on Sunday afternoons, each Pinball Rally event cost $10 to enter. Future Pinball rally contests include the Stash Session on Jan. 13, followed by the Superpipe competition on Jan. 27, Slopestyle on March 9 and the Finale on April 6.

On Saturday, Northstar will host the Coupe de Shred ’07 North Shore/South Shore shop battle on a jib jam course set up on Pinball. The event takes place from 11a.m.-2 p.m., with an Apres Party in the Village from 5-8 p.m. afterwards and a live band.

Snowboard Women 17 and older

1st Kirstin Seitz

2nd Maggie Hatt

3rd Christi Nasser

Snowboard Women 16 and under

1st Dani Pranin

2nd Jenna

3rd Samantha Stallings

Snowboard Men 17 and older

1st Johnny Brady

2nd Casey Timms

3rd Rick M.

Snowboard Men 16 and under

1st Ben Juell

2nd Ian Biglay

3rd Blair Esson

Ski Women 17 and older

1st Ali Agee

2nd Lena Decrescenzo

Ski Men 17 and older

1st Jordan

2nd Jason

3rd Mike Smith

Ski Men 16 and under

1st Andre Simonpietri

2nd Shain Stafford

3rd Sean Humphreys