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Sunday, March 26, 2000 -- Davis, WV
USASA Appalachian Snowboard Series
Story and photos by Don Parks

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Fighting for the early lead in boardercross
Timberline Resort ended the 1999-2000 winter season with another great race on Sunday, March 26th. The beautiful spring weather was shining down on the slopes as skiers and snowboarders gathered on the top of the Lower Dew Drop trail. The day's challenge would be to out race the other competitors down a gated course that directed them over several jumps. Using a boardercross format, the skiers raced against skiers while the boarders raced other boarders.

With the course set and test runs complete, the racing was set to begin just after 10:00am. First out of the starting blocks were Frederick Carter and David Kubichek who combined for some great back-and-forth snowboarding battles. For their efforts, Carter was awarded the 30-39 age group title while Kubichek won the 23-29 age group. Next up were the 12-13 year-old boarders whose battle for position ended with Andrew Peacock taking the win over AJ Lawson and Jeff Myers.

Seth Williams
Seth Williams goes for air and speed in the skiercross
With the boarders out of the way it was time for the skiers to hit the course for some skiercross action. With the 14 and under class challenging the gates and jumps first, it was Niki Napenas getting down the mountain fastest, not to mention hitting some big air over the jumps. Second place went to Erik Swanson as he edged out Colby McKinnie.

The final class of racers was the 15 and over skiers. This matched the talents of Seth Williams and Spencer Reed in what became a skiing exhibition in jumping. While both went big over the jumps, it was Williams who was awarded the victory. However, if it had been judged on tricks alone, Reed's huge helicopter over the second table top would have taken home the gold.

PowerBar Team Elite
PowerBar sponsors the well-deserving Timberline Racing Department
After several runs down the course a generous awards ceremony was held with medals, t-shirts, Power Bars, gift certificates, and more. Regardless of the prizes, everyone enjoyed the fun of another well run race thanks to the folks in the Timberline race department.

Timberline boasts a race department that has been honored for the past three years as a PowerBar Team Elite. The Team consists of Tim Worden, Andrea Dearborn, Matt Youngblood and Ted Fries. Selected by PowerBar based on their personal skiing performances, racing skills, and proven ability to organize and run racing events, this team adds plenty of enthusiasm, endless smiles, and loads of encouragement. Combined with the tireless efforts of Annie Snyder, we can look forward to many more fantastic races and fun events at Timberline Resort next season. Hope to see you there!