NEWRY, Maine (March 27) – A long week full of competition at Sunday River Resort finished up Monday as Ross Powers (S. Londonderry, VT) and Alisa Mokler (Mammoth Lakes, CA) won a Continental Cup superpipe contest.
The event came on the heels of the X-Nix U.S. Snowboard Championships, which also double as the Chevy Truck U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix Finals.
Powers, the ’98 Olympic bronze medalist, blew out the field with a first run score of 41.00. U.S. Snowboard Team rider Ricky Bower (Park City, UT) took second with a 36.70 and Luke Wynen (Reading, PA) was third with a 35.60. The winning run was a typical winning run for Powers. Big straight airs, clean spins and stuck landings gave him the victory.
Mokler won the women’s contest hands down with a score of 34.20 over Megan Klammer (Mammoth Lakes, CA) with a 28.50 and Canadian Marie-France Noel, who posted a 19.80. Not only was Mokler’s second run the cleanest of the day, but she was the lone female to air over the lip of the superpipe consistently.
The Continental Cup was a good chance for athletes to pick up important FIS points. Powers walked away with 450 points and Mokler took 50.
Snowboard Continental Cup Sunday River, Maine March 26, 2001 SuperpipeMEN
1. Ross Powers, S. Londonderry, Vermont, 41.00
2. Ricky Bower, Park City, Utah, 36.70
3. Luke Wynen, Reading, Penn., 35.60
4. Danny Garrity, Campton, NH, 33.40
5. Colter Deupree, Camden, Maine, 32.50
6. Zach Horwitz, Carbondale, Colo., 30.50
7. Travis Rice, Jackson, Wyo., 28.20
8. Rob Kingwill, Jackson, Wyo., 28.00
9. Tommy Czeschin, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., 19.70
10. Jin Bae Han, Korea, 11.50
1. Alisa Mokler, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., 34.20
2. Megan Klammer, Mammoth Lakes, Calif., 28.50
3. Marie-France Noel, Canada, 19.80
4. Lisa Lemay, Belmont, NH, 14.40
5. Karen Murray, Canada, 10.20