Wescott Wins Banked Slalom

4:51 PM, Mar 24, 2014   |    comments
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Carrabassett Valley, ME (NEWS CENTER)-- The Sugarloaf Banked Slalom is a unique race in the east. Anyone can ski against the very best in the sport. This year, two hundred came out to take on the course and each other.

Olympic Gold Medalist Seth Wescott hosted the event which brought in competitors from six to sixty.  In fact, Wescott won his own race by one second over Ross Powers.

"It's cool.  It's berms all the way down.  It's what snowboarding is all about," said Mike Paquette of Kennebunkport.

Boarders like Paquette could take on some of the best in the world.  2002 Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Power came from Vermont. Sugarloaf World Cup boarder Alex Tuttle was also on hand.

"It's a race for riders," Tuttle said.  "It's one of the last snowboard only events that we've got."

 

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