Frozen Chozen wraps up snowboard seasonThe Frozen Chozen grassroots snowboarding competition wrapped up its season with its “What’s To Come” event on March 14.
The Frozen Chozen grassroots snowboarding competition wrapped up its season with its “What’s To Come” event on March 14.
Around 70 athletes took part with Brook Dickenson coming away with the girls’ title in all age groups. Cody Carlson wowed the crowd in the 15 and older age group for the guys. He came away with the first-place finish, just in front of Chris Johnson and Kyle Hanson.
The competitions at Andes Tower Hills over the winter have offered athletes of all ages the opportunity to show off their skills in a competitive arena.
“I really think that it is a great thing to have for the snowboarding community because it gives the kids an opportunity to step up their riding in a fun atmosphere,” Frozen Chozen organizer Kris Klemenhagen said. “All of these kids have dreams of becoming a professional rider, and I think that there are some that just might have that chance.”
The crew at Andes Tower Hills set up the course a little different from what riders had seen in previous competitions this winter. Things like a 54-foot rail to ride and a kicker with a box extended on the end of it that sat almost seven feet in the air provided a challenging course for the boarders.
Matt Armour and Nate Weller were up to the challenge as they finished first in the Open Class Snowboard and Open Class Twin Tip Skier category, respectively.
Nick Knoblach came away with the title in the 13-14-year-old age bracket, while Payton Grandgenett was tops in the 12 and younger age group.
The “What’s To Come” event wrapped up the season for the Frozen Chozen competition. It was the first winter that Andes hosted the event, but Klemenhagen said it would not be the last.
“The snowboard competition was a great success all around,” he said. “This was our first year running snowboard competitions and man was it a fun year. I even got the OK from my wife to do it again next year and many more to come…all in all, I think that the community showed a lot of support for a group of kids that are not at all scared of the extreme cold or an extreme sport.”
“WHAT’S TO COME” RESULTS
12 AND YOUNGER – 1. Payton Grandgenett; 2. Leif Johnson; 3. Kagan Foster
13-14 YEARS – 1. Nick Knoblach; 2. Jesse Ohman; 3. Chase Porter
15 AND OLDER – 1. Cody Carlson; 2. Chris Johnson; 3. Kyle Hanson
GIRLS OF ALL AGES – 1. Brook Dickenson; 2. Danielle Kerfeld; 3. Hanah Hansen
OPEN CLASS SNOWBOARD – 1. Matt Armour; 2. Joey Peterson; 3. Austin Fultz
OPEN CLASS TWIN TIP SKIERS – 1. Nate Weller; 2. Ryan Thorsen; 3. David Groethe
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