Snowboard cross | Nate Holland, Hagen Kearney win World Cup team event | SierraSun.com

Snowboard cross | Nate Holland, Hagen Kearney win World Cup team event

Staff and USSA report

Oliver Kraus / FISMarkus Schairer of Austria (in red) leads Nate Holland of Squaw Valley (in green) and Tim Watten during the FIS SBX World Cup Montafon in Austria. Holland and teammate Hagen Kearney won the event.

MONTAFON, Austria – Nate Holland of Squaw Valley and teammate Hagen Kearney stuck together for an impressive win at the FIS World Cup team snowboard cross race in Montafon, Austria, on Saturday.

In what was a tight race the entire way through adverse weather conditions, fellow American teammates Jonathan Cheever and Nick Baumgartner came in fourth.

“It was awesome. I always enjoy team races,” Holland said after his win. “After yesterday I was hungry. I didn’t race so well yesterday, but I had to win something in Austria just like two years ago in Lech. I also had some success in Bad Gastein. I like races in Austria; the fans are great and fired up.”

The U.S. team now heads to the first domestic FIS World Cup, the USANA Snowboardcross Cup at Telluride, Colo., Dec. 13-15.