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Tahoe Junior Freeride Series athletes clean up in IFSA championships

Staff report
Mia Winans of Squaw Free placed first among female 15-18 skiers in the IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships at Whistler Blackcomb earlier this month. Winans also placed first in North America in the overall season standings.
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IFSA rankings (Tahoe Junior Freeride Series athletes top 5s)

F15-18 Ski

1. Mia Winans

5. Sydney Gradeff

M15-18 Ski

2. Xander Guldman

4. Ross Tester

F12-14 Ski

2. Ava Seelenfreund

3. Britta Winans

5. Lily Bradley

M12-14 Ski

3. Turner Drummond

4. Westan Lubin

M15-18 Snowboard

2. Dylan Zellers

3. Jesse Aves

M12-14 Snowboard

1. Nate Bromley

3. George Skaff

Xander Guldman: Jim Jack Mayor of Freeride Award

Jane Nall: Spirit Bird Award

Cooper Davis: Spirit Bird Award

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IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships (Tahoe Junior Freeride Series athletes top 5s)

Whistler Blackcomb, April 6-9

M15-18 ski

2. Xander Guldman

3. Berkeley Patterson

F15-18 Ski

1. Mia Winans

5. Hallie Conyers-Tucker

M12-14 Ski

3. Turner Drummond

4. Westan Lubin

F12-14 Ski

2. Ava Seelenfreund

3. Elena Silverman

4. Britta Winans

M15-18 Snowboard

3. Jesse Aves

4. Dylan Zellers

M12-14 Snowboard

1. Nate Bromley

3. George Skaff

Tahoe athletes were far from intimidated by the elite competition and technical terrain at the IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships.

On the contrary, more than 50 young skiers and snowboarders from the Tahoe Junior Freeride Series (TJFS) threw down with confidence and expertise in the season-ending event at Whistler Blackcomb, Canada, from April 6-9.

When the final results were tallied, Team Tahoe had earned two overall North American season titles, 12 podium finishes, two Spirit Bird Awards, the Jim Jack Mayor of Freeride Award, and 22 top-10 finishes.

It was a fitting way to end an action-packed winter of competition both locally and abroad. And for many, it was just the start of bigger things to come in the world of big-mountain freeriding.

Click here for complete IFSA season results, and here for more information and results from the TJFS.