Five Beaver Valley snowboarders made a fun trip to Mt St Louis Moonstone Resort last Sunday for the first event of the Ontario Snowboard Groms Parks Series. Created for young developing riders, the Groms Series is an expansion of last year’s interclub series and is now 100% dedicated to snowboarding offering more practice time, higher level judging and improved park courses specific to snowboard kids ages 5-15. It also has the support of over 35 of the biggest snowboard brands.
The Mt St Louis event featuued a Slopestyle contest in the resort’s highly acclaimed Junkyard progression park, which like Beaver Valley’s Paradise progression park, is set up with smaller features for younger and progressing riders. The Slopestyle course featured a first hit platform with a choice of press box, down rail and flat down ledge. A 20 ft shotgun rail was next up followed by a 10 ft finale jump. After a fun practice jam, riders had two shots to throw down their best run in front of the judges, while Simple Snowboarding’s Sam Marcotte called the play by play assisted by pro shred Coulton Conway.
Beaver’s snowboarders rode very well scoring three podiums and two 4ths! Nice riding guys and special thanks to coach Mark McElroy.
The event wrapped with a park jam followed by awards and then some freeriding to round out the day.
Please see results, photos as well as links to CTV and Snowboard Canada coverage of the event below. The next Groms Series event is at Craigleith this Sunday,. All snowboard programs riders are encouraged to attend — please check with your coaches.
Groms Series Slopestyle Results – Beaver Valley Athletes
Age 9-10 Groms Boys
2. Jesse Jarrett (age 10) – 37 pts
3. Sam Koven (age 10) – 31 pts
4. Caelan Abbott (age 10) – 27.5 pts
Age 13-15 Groms Boys
3. Cooper Deimer (age 13) – 29 pts
4. Will Craik (age 13) – 26.5 pts
Park Jam Standout Rider
Click here for CTV News coverage of the event – and scroll down to: Sunday January 15, 2012 CTVNews at 6, then fast forward to the 10:28 minute mark.
Cooper Deimer 50-50 flat down ledge
Sam Koven 180 off the press box