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Burton Qualifier series swings through The Stash at Northstar California

Staff report
A snowboarder slides a tree rail during the Burton Qualifiers tour in The Stash terrain park at Northstar California on Saturday.
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Northstar California Burton Qualifiers results

15 & Under

1. Dylan Okurowski

2. Judd Henkes

3. Dusty Henricksen

4. Kolman Lecroy

5. Caled Bonneville

6. Jake Langston

Open Division

1. Kael Hill

2. Josh Naasz

3. Matt Schafer

4. Kix Kamp

5. Jared Elston

6. Keagan Hosefros

Northstar California hosted the third of seven stops on the new Burton Qualifiers traveling snowboard tour on Saturday.

The event, dubbed the Bash at The Stash, took place in Northstar’s wooded terrain park on the 10th anniversary of the park’s opening.

The event featured a 15 & Under and Open Division in a jam-style format, with riders given an hour to impress judges on The Stash’s signature wooden rails and CK Cabin — named in honor of snowboarding legend Craig Kelly.

The top three riders in each division took home a cash prize while earning a spot to compete at the final event at Pennsylvania’s Seven Springs resort on March 26. The top finishers also earned a spot to compete in the 2016 Burton Rail Days in Asia, which offers a chance at a $27,000 cash purse.

Dylan Okurowski claimed top honors in the 15 & Under division and was followed by Judd Henkes in second and Dusty Henricksen in third. Kael Hill captured first place in the Open Division, Josh Naasz was second and Matt Schafer third.

In addition to the competition, award-winning chainsaw artist Bob King was on hand sculpting wooden creations throughout the day in The Stash, while the event kicked off with a group run in honor of Craig Kelly.

More information about the Burton Qualifiers series is available at burtonqualifiers.com.