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Northstar to host snowboard stop of Ultimate Boarder competition

Sun Staff report

The 3rd Annual Ultimate Boarder Competition will swing through Northstar-at-Tahoe on Friday, March 19 for the snowboard portion of its three-sport tour.

Touted as and#8220;the triathlon of our generationand#8221; by event organizers, the Ultimate Boarder begins at Seaside Reef in Cardiff, Calif., for the surfing contest from March 13-16. It then moves to Northstar for the snowboarding stop on March 19 before culminating with the skating portion of the event at the Grand Sierra Resort in Reno on Saturday, March 20.

Athletes in the Truckee and North Tahoe area include Dave Brumm of Alpine Meadows, David Burright of Truckee and Rick Gravesen of Squaw Valley. Jon Schurke lists Lake Tahoe as his home, while William and#8220;BJand#8221; Linne will represent South Lake Tahoe.

Other notable competitors include snowboard specialists Todd Richards, Dave Downing, Zach Leach and Shayne Pospisil, skaters Aaron Astorga and Chad Shetler, and surfers Mike Morrissey, Nathan Carroll, Christian Fletcher and Eric McHenry and#8212; to name a few.

Opening the field to both amateur and professional athletes, the Ultimate Boarder gives little-known riders a chance to shine alongside the pros and compete for the Ultimate Boarder champion title and a first-place prize of $45,000.

Name Hometown/resort Strongest Discipline

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Dave Brumm Alpine Meadows Snowboarding

David Burright Truckee Snowboarding

Rick Gravesen Squaw Valley Snowboarding

William and#8220;BJand#8221; Linne South Lake Tahoe Snowboarding–

Jon Schurke Lake Tahoe——- Snowboarding

Garrett Warnick Mammoth Lakes Snowboarding

Steven Brown Mammoth Lakes Snowboarding

Trevor Jacob Mammoth Lakes Snowboarding