App Ski's 'Shred for the Cup' draws hundreds
Appalachian Ski Mountain has invested a lot of time, effort and money over the past few years in making its Terrain Park one of the finest in the eastern half of the country. And snowboarders and skiers have noticed.
Some of the top terrain skiers and snowboarders traveled to Appalachian Ski Mountain last weekend to compete in the "Shred for the Cup Rail Jam." During the competition, skiers and boarders had to show their stuff as they rode down rails and platforms and performed aerial maneuvers.
Sponsored in part by Red Bull, the event attracted several hundred competitors and fans, and was judged by an expert panel led by professional snowboarder Meg Pugh.
The field was rewarded with excellent skiing weather in the mid-20s plus a thick coating of lightly packed snow. The winners of each of the divisions were rewarded with prizes provided by the sponsors.
Forrest Brown won the Beginner Ski division, with Tyler McCullough coming in second, Drew Bolick finishing third and Jack Greene finishing fourth.
Bretton Kline won the Beginner Board division, with Zach Valet coming in second, Colby Illich finishing third, Reilly Tardiff finished fourth and Duncan Nielander finished fifth.
Chelsea Zacher won the Women's Ski division, with Jenna Cantrell coming in second and Taylor Floyd finishing third.
Heather Phillips won the Women's Board division, with Perri Runion coming in second, Molly Clay finishing third, Ashley McCracken finishing fourth and Kelli Drum finishing fifth.
Dakota Barnes won the Intermediate Ski division, with Canyon Mueller coming in second, Jacob Gainey finishing third, Forrest Bartlett finishing fourth and Patrick Oreal finishing fifth.
Matthew Sutton won the Intermediate Board division, with Ben Margolis coming in second, Thomas Graham finishing third, Evan Williams finishing fourth and Sean O'Loughlin finishing fifth.
Ross Rowan won the Advanced Ski division, with Tanner Sinclair coming in second, Barrett Williams finishing third, Joseph Toney finishing fourth and Brock Pennel finishing fifth.
Kris Jones won the Advanced Board division, with Austin Leonard coming in second, Gus Gordan finishing third, Nick Kladney finishing fourth and Andrew Sanchez finishing fifth.