Snowboard team wins three medals, one trophy

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Snowboard team wins three medals, one trophy

(From left) Sophomore Michael Angyus and seniors James Mitchell- Hart and Sam Mercer show off their bronze, silver and gold medals.

(From left) Sophomore Michael Angyus and seniors James Mitchell- Hart and Sam Mercer show off their bronze, silver and gold medals.

(From left) Sophomore Michael Angyus and seniors James Mitchell- Hart and Sam Mercer show off their bronze, silver and gold medals.

(From left) Sophomore Michael Angyus and seniors James Mitchell- Hart and Sam Mercer show off their bronze, silver and gold medals.

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The snowboard team won boys’ best overall squad and three individual medals at its first slopestyle competition of the season on Jan. 24. Racing took place at Mt. Hood Meadows on the redesigned Fireweed slopestyle course featuring one additional jump and several other rails and boxes, including a plastic corrugated pipe.

Individual second place went to senior James Mitchell-Hart and third to sophomore Michael Angyus. The first-place boys’ squad consisted of Angyus, Mitchell-Hart, and senior Sam Mercer. Second place for individual girls went to sophomore Sylvi Kruger, who missed first by one point. “I’m already pumped for the rest of the slopestyle season,” Angyus said. “Our team competed well and I feel comfortable that we can be really dominant throughout the rest of the season.”

The previous competition was banked slalom on Jan. 10. The team placed second and third in boys’ squad, second in boys’ individual (Mitchell-Hart) and third in girls’ squad.

The boys had 15 people competing, but Kruger was the only girl because the team lost seniors Cassidy Smith, Jessica Peters, Claire De La Mare, Emma Parker, and sophomore Tatyana Okatch. The snowboard team currently has six girls but only Kruger competed at the slopestyle competition. “It is kind of disappointing that I was the only girl to represent Lincoln on Saturday,” Kruger said. “I would have wanted more people from our team to compete, but, unfortunately, there’s not much we can do about that.”

The next competition will be a banked slalom competition Feb. 7 at Mt. Hood Meadows.