Sick n’ Twisted weekend
While rain soaked fans at the big game in Miami on Sunday, spectators on the North Shore were treated to some high-flying feats during Snowbomb’s Toyota Sick n’ Twisted Freestyle Series slopestyle event at Diamond Peak ” the second day of Snowbomb’s weekend competition.
Skiers and riders raised the bar with back flips, switch 720’s, rail slides, spins on and off of the battleship and rainbow boxes and even a Lincoln loop here and there.
In the women’s division, 20-year-old Iris Lazzareschi from North Lake Tahoe walked away with first place and $200 to spend at the nearby Helly Hansen stores.
In a close second and going home with a new Bern helmet was New Zealand native Femke Henriques. In third place, earning $50 to spend at Porters Tahoe, was 25-year-old Amy Frey from Santa Cruz.
In the men’s ski division, Murphy McRackin from Yerington, Nev., who set the bar in his first run with a 31.5, was the man to beat all day. McRackin walked away with a new pair of Line skis for his efforts.
In a close second and taking home a new pair of Panoptz sunglasses was 15-year-old Tahoe local Ben “The General” Westmoreland. Third place went to Sugar Bowl rider Steve Shelby.
In the men’s snowboard division, North Lake rider Jonny “Laserbeam” Lazzereschi led the field all day and won a new Bataleon snowboard. Second place went to Incline Village local Bryan Shuey, who also won a new pair of Panoptx sunglasses. Pennsylvania native Matther Kuhar, 26, took third.
Despite a lack of snow, the Mt. Rose terrain park crew created a six-feature slopestyle course featuring everything from a flat-down to down-box combo, down rails and a 30-plus-foot kicker as the final hit for a Toyota Sick n’ Twisted Slopestyle Contest on Saturday.
In the women’s division, 20-year-old Liz Marinello of Incline Village walked away with first place and $200 toward Helly Hansen stores. Truckee rider Courtney Kempt placed a close second, taking home $100 to spend at Porters Tahoe. In third place was 20-year-old Brithany Thompson of Reno.
In the men’s ski division, South Lake Tahoe rider Mic “The Sick” Gadomski, who was in second place after the first run, pushed the limit on run two and walked away with a new pair of Moment skis. In a close second and taking home a new pair of Panoptz sunglasses was 20-year-old Reno local Jamie Melton. Third place went to another Reno rider, 22-year-old Scott Pullman.
In the men’s snowboard division, Truckee rider Taylor Carlton led the field all day and won a new Bataleon snowboard. Second place went to Incline Village local Joe Fontaine, who also won a new pair of Panoptx sunglasses. South Lake native Max Rosenberg, 22, took third.
Snowbomb’s Toyota Sick n’ Twisted Freestyle Series consists of 12 events consisting of big air, halfpipe, slopestyle and rail jam competitions at eight different resorts in Tahoe. For all the results and a schedule of this year’s events go to http://www.snowbomb.com.
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