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