Photo by Mary McFaul
Slopestyle competitors gathered at Loup Loup Ski Bowl last weekend.

The 2018 Loup Loup Slopestyle Competition last Saturday (March 3) drew skiers and snowboarders who took three runs on the Loup Loup Terrain Park, completing a variety of jumps, spins, grinds and grabs on the park features.

Event organizers were Seth Stevie and Leaf Seaburg. The event was Stevie’s senior project at Liberty Bell High School.

Prizes for competitors were donated by Lib Tech Snowboards, Rossignol Skis, North Cascades Heli, Hank’s Harvest Foods, Winthrop Mountain Sports, Twisp Terrace, Methow Cycle & Sport, East 20 Pizza, Loup Loup Ski Rentals, Pony Espresso, Rocking Horse Bakery, Les Schwab Tires and Blue Star Coffee.

Competitors were judged based on the quality and originality of their tricks, maintaining the best two combined scores of their three runs. Here are the results:

Ages 7 to 12:

First-place skier: Owen Painter

Second-place skier: Owen Bosco

Third-place Skier: Caden Bebout

First-place snowboarder: Merek Johnson

Second-place snowboarder: Madox Johnson

Ages 13 to 15:

First-place skier: Andrew Kominak

Second-place skier: Cody Wottlin

Third-place skier: Sam Wottlin

First-place snowboarder: Cody White

Second-place snowboarder: Conner Arndt

Ages 16 to 18:

First-place skier: Lazo Gitchos

First-place snowboarder: Seth Stevie

Ages 18 and up:

First-place skier: Julie Busco

First-place snowboarder: Brandon Evans