Prep snowboarding | Truckee’s Blair Esson wins again
Blair Esson seems to have found his groove.
The Truckee snowboarder claimed his second straight CNISSF win in a slalom race at Boreal on Monday, while the Truckee girls took the team win for the third time in as many races.
North Tahoe’s girls finished fourth as Davis won the combined (boys and girls) team competition ahead of Truckee. Davis posted a winning score of 481 combined points, while Truckee had 474 points, Placer 450 and North Tahoe 443.
Esson posted a combined time of 1:01.42 between his two runs, which was fast enough to beat out runner-up Jacob Peek of Pacer, who finished in 1:01.59. Nash Baehr of North Tahoe was fourth in 1:11.03, and Truckee’s Casey Curtis was 10th in 1:14.84.
Truckee’s Austin McWhinney was 16th in 1:17.11 and North Tahoe’s Konrad Przybyslawski 19th in 1:24.28.
Nelly Steinhoff of Colfax captured her second straight win in a time of 1:00.96, while Truckee scored five racers in the top 15 and North Tahoe had four in the top 20.
Truckee’s Ruby Wood, who won the season-opening race, finished fourth in 1:08.92. Teammate Ariah Curtis placed fifth in 1:09.33, Nichole Graham was 12th in 1:28.25, Shauna Day 13th in 1:29.74 and Wynter Lim 14th in 1:31.59.
For the Lakers, Kenna Bolt led the way with a third-place finish in a time of 1:05.65. North Tahoe’s Roxy Schumann was 10th in 1:24.83, Brie Dubuc was 16th in 1:34.84 and Dana McConnel 19th in 1:38.33.
Led by their consistent results, the Truckee girls posted a winning score of 250 points while the Davis girls were second with 242 points and the North Tahoe girls third with 236. The Truckee and North Tahoe boys finished fourth and fifth, respectively, as the Placer boys won.
For the season, Davis leads the way with 1,437 total points. Truckee is right on Davis’ heels with 1,409 points and North Tahoe is third with 1,365 points. Placer (1,359) is fourth.
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High school snowboarding continued this week with a pair of giant slalom races at Boreal Mountain California and Alpine Meadows.