3 SOURCE TEAM RIDERS MEDAL AT THE 2007 HONDA CANADIAN NATIONALS HALFPIPE AND SLOPESTYLE. March 2007 24&25, 2007-Canada Olympic Park, CALGARY AB.
COP was the site of this weekend’s 2007 Honda Canadian National Snowboard Championships. In addition to crowning a new Canadian National Champion, over $15,000 in cash and prizes up for grabs. Men and women competed for junior and senior national championship titles.
Saturday was the Telus Halfpipe, and admist super warm weather and slow snow conditions, Canada’s best came out Firing. Starting out with the ladies, Source Rider Mercedes Nicoll took home 1st place with her smooth frontside 5-backside 5 combos, and Breanna Stangeland took home the junior national title with some smooth style and clean 540-540-handplant combinations at the bottom of the pipe. On the men’s side, Source rider Jed Anderson made finals, but couldn’t put anything together and finished off the podium.
Like Saturday, Sunday’s conditions were no help to the riders for the Ripzone Slopestyle. That didn’t stop Jed Anderson, who’s wild lines left him on the podium in second place for both the Junior and Senior Slopestyle events. Jed’s run consisted of a backside 50-50 to backside 3 off the skate-style hubba ledge into a backside 720 to frontside 540 to switch backside 900 through the jump line. The Source’s Breanna Stangeland hooked up second in the ladies junior and senior divisions with some clean 180s through the entire course.
A big congrats to our riders for a job well done!