Skiers, boarders look to earn their opportunity for X-Games
January 15, 2007
The Jabra X-Jam, the final event to earn an invitation to the Winter X-Games, landed 11 Skier-X and Boarder-X competitors ” as well as four alternate snowboarders ” in the 11th annual extreme sports event to be held Jan. 25-28 at Aspen Snowmass, Colo.
Free to the public and open to all competitors, the Jabra X-Jam took place at Sugar Bowl ski resort Friday through Sunday, where frigid temperatures made for icy and fast conditions on the custom-made course full of s-curves, table tops, banks, burms and whoops.
After qualifying on the opening day, skiers hit the course on Saturday ” snowboarders on Sunday ” to race in heats of six, with the top three from each advancing until a winner emerged.
The top four men skiers and the top three women skiers, as well as the top two men snowboarders and the top two women snowboarders, earned an invitation to compete in Winter X-Games 11, said Chris Schuster, president of Global Event Management, which put on the event. The third- and fourth-place men and women snowboarders are alternates, Schuster said.
* Indicates alternates
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For more information on the Jabra X-Jam visit http://www.globaleventmanagement.com, or call 583-4638.
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