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Westmoreland off to Keystone for Kids’ finals

Staff reports

Ben Westmoreland, a 13-year-old Truckee resident, will compete in the Sports Illustrated For Kids’ Next Snow SEARCH finals in Keystone, Colo., starting today.



The finals marks the culmination of a series of freeride competitions that have been taking place at U.S. and Canadian resorts throughout the winter. The goal of the program is to find kids who best represent the next generation of extreme athletes. Boys, girls, skiers, snowboarders and adaptive athletes were all eligible to enter. As part of the program, NBC will also be telecasting the finals on April 11 at 10 a.m.

The half-hour program will showcase the kids who best represent the next generation of extreme skiers and snowboarders, future Olympians and international stars. The Keystone Finals are today through Sunday, April 4. The NBC program, to be broadcast a week later, will feature the young finalists (ages 9-13) executing big air jumps, bumps, racing and multi-twisting half-pipe tricks in an all-mountain test of skill.



Ski resorts that participated in the Sports Illustrated For Kids’ Next Snow SEARCH hosted local versions of the competition to nominate kids for the Series Final in Keystone. Selections were made through judging and online voting at each resort’s Web site. All kids had the opportunity to be involved in the event at some level, by either competing themselves or by voting for their favorite athletes.

The Sports Illustrated For Kids’ Next Snow SEARCH is being sponsored by Nintendo and Burton Snowboards.

For a complete schedule and information about Next Snow SEARCH events and the finals, see http://www.nextsnow.com.


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