Alexandria's Carlson third at national snowboarding championshipsAlexandria’s Cody Carlson finished on the podium at his second straight trip to the USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain in Colorado last week.
Alexandria’s Cody Carlson finished on the podium at his second straight trip to the USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain in Colorado last week.
Carlson took third in the Junior Men 16-17 slopestyle division. He pulled off the competition’s only backside double cork 1080 off a 60-foot jump. The judges awarded him a score of 85.7 for the run. That led him to the third-place finish overall. Carlson improved from a year ago after finishing in the top 10 at nationals.
Alexandria’s Cole Sorenson also competed in the competition in the 8-9-year-old division. Sorenson finished first in the Minnesota Region to earn his ticket to nationals for the first time. He didn’t finish on the podium but gained experience against some of the top riders in his age group.
Both Carlson and Sorenson practice with the Foundation 725 snowboard club at Andes Tower Hills.