|Men’s 17 and Under Snow||Men’s 17 and Under Ski||Women’s 17 and Under Snow|
|1st||Edward Enyart||Jackson Jenkins||Zoe Blohm|
|2nd||John Harris||Austin Scaccionoce|
|3rd||Jack Stevens||Kolon Jenkins|
|Men’s Open Snow||Men’s Open Ski||Women’s Open Snow|
|1st||Jaromie Nolan||Rory Walsh||Sam Kdesky|
|2nd||AJ Lawson||Chase Mohrmon||Laura Rogoski|
|3rd||Dillon Guenther||Matt Newton||Veroniqi Hanssen|
|Best Slash Snow||Best Slash Ski|
|Sam Wittke||Luke Mallen|
It’s been more than a hot minute since I have written for SLUG Mag, and today, I remembered why I do. As I waited for a coffee, a competitor anxious to learn if he advanced to the finals approached me. He was 7 years old and had been riding for less than a year. When we searched for his name, it didn’t appear. He was so disappointed that he didn’t make it. I gave him a pound and told him to keep his head up. To see that much fire and dedication in a kid so young was overwhelming and a reminder of why we all volunteer here. We are a community dedicated to supporting one another. Whether we are the old-timer reminiscing, the young rebel, the fashionista, the business man, or the next prodigy, we all play a vital role and inspire one another. Today, it was Alex Mallen that inspired me.
We’d like to thank all the volunteers that made the contest possible. Thank you to all the sponsors including Ken Garff Fiat of Salt Lake, Core Power, Freeheel Life Industries, iNi Cooperative, Izm Apparel, Milo Sport, Niche Snowboards, Outlaw Union BMX, Pit Viper, Porcupine Pub, Publik Coffee, RAMP Sports, Saga Outerwear, Salty Peaks, Warp Wrapz Goggles and Toogumshoe for all the product and support. We’d especially like to thank all the competitors for putting it all on the line. We had a great time and hope to make this event even bigger next year!