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Snowboardcross Athletes podium in both Holeshot Cross Tour NorAm Races and FIS

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athlete Virginia (Gigi) Boyd podiums in both Holeshot Cross Tour NorAm Races and wins FIS race at Steamboat Ski Resort
and Kendall Harrington finishes 3rd on Saturday

The Holeshot Cross Tour snowboardcross races came to Steamboat Ski Resort March 16-19, bringing a series of North American Cup races and one FIS race back to Steamboat for the first time since 2011. According to U.S. Ski & Snowboard, the Holeshot Cross Tour is a competition designed to bridge the gap between grassroots and World Cup level for Snowboard Cross and Ski Cross. The series also brings together athletes across the country to identify the top juniors.

On Saturday, March 16, SSWSC athletes Gigi Boyd and Kendall Harrington took 2nd and 3rd, respectively, behind Madeline Lochte-Bono from the International Snowboard Training Center. SSWSC athlete Ethan Deters had his season-best result in 16th for men.

On Sunday, March 17, Gigi Boyd finished 3rd, the only female athlete to podium both days. SSWSC athlete Tatum Lightner rode to 7th place, coming back from a challenging injury at the first NorAm of the season in Gore, NY.

On Tuesday, March 19, in the FIS race, Gigi Boyd won in the women’s race, with Christian Blight finishing 9th and Ethan Deters 11th.

There was a lot on the line with this event as it was the last competition used to determine athletes that will attend the 2024 FIS SNOWBOARD WORLD JUNIOR CHAMPIONSHIPS for Snowboardcross in Gudauri, Georgia taking place April 4 - 7, 2024.

Virginia Boyd and Kendall Harrington both secured both secured spots for Junior Worlds. Only five female US athletes were selected to attend.

The Snowboardcross team leaves on Monday for Quebec for the last stop on the Nor-Am circuit. Boyd and Harrington are both contending for World Cup spots next year.

Virginia Boyd
2nd place - NorAm 3/16
3rd place - NorAm 3/17
1st place - FIS 3/19

Kendall Harrington
3rd - NorAm 3/16
5th - NorAm 3/17
Did not attend - FIS 3/19

Tatum Lightner
10th - NorAm 3/16
7th - NorAm 3/17
6th - FIS 3/19

Ethan Deters
16th - NorAm 3/16
21st - NorAm 3/17
11th - FIS 3/19

Christian Blight
33rd - NorAm 3/16
26th - NorAm 3/17
9th - FIS 3/19

Mathew Burke
29th - NorAm 3/16
35th - NorAm 3/17
21st - FIS 3/19

Dylan Tuttle
21st - NorAm 3/16
22nd - NorAm 3/17
7th - FIS 3/19

Brady Burton
34th - NorAm 3/16
32nd - NorAm 3/17
20th - FIS 3/19

March 16
March 17
March 19