Snowboarding junior team named

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— Twenty-three U.S. riders are looking to shred their way to the top of the podium at the 2008 FIS Junior Snowboarding World Championships March 21 to 31 in Khanty-Mansiysk, Russia. Six of those riders and three of the team's six coaches will be representing the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.

Athletes in halfpipe and snowboardcross qualified for the Junior World Championships through their results in the Revolution Tour series and alpine athletes made it through competition in the Race to the Cup series.

Topping the team is Brooke Shaw (Litchfield, Conn.) who qualified in two of the three disciplines - alpine and snowboardcross. Shaw made waves coming in fourth in the halfpipe competition on the Tamarack, Idaho, stop of the Chevy U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix.

The team will be coached by Nathan Park (SBX), Jon Casson (SBX), Phil Fell (Alpine), Adam Casanova (Alpine), Rick Bower (halfpipe) and Spencer Tamblyn.

The Championships start March 23 with snowboardcross, halfpipe on the 26th parallel giant slalom on the 28th and wraps up on the 29th with parallel slalom.

Snowboardcross Men

Mick Dierdorff (Steamboat Springs, Colo.)

Cleve Johnson (Basalt, Colo.)

Chris Mahaney (Greenwich, Conn.)

Jarod Minghini (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.)

Snowboardcross Women

Heather Doolittle (Belgrade, Maine)

Jenna Feldman (Linwood, N.J.)

Kim Krahulec (Silverthorne, Colo.)

Brooke Shaw (Litchfield, Conn.)

Callan Chythlook-Sifsof (Girdwood, Alaska)

Alpine Men

Kevan Beall (Erie, Colo.)

Spencer Cordovano (Incline Village, Nev.)

Michael Trapp (Hyannis, Mass.)

Alpine Women

Heather Herde (Oxford, Conn.)

Brooke Shaw (Litchfield, Conn.)

Madeline Wiencke (White Bear Lake, Minn.)

HP Men

Zach Black (Dillon, Colo.)

Greg Bretz (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.)

Trevor Jacob (Mammoth Lakes, Calif.)

Brennen Swanson (Stillwater, Minn.)

Broc Waring (Edwards, Colo.)

HP Women

Elizabeth Beerman (Weston, Vt.)

Kaitlyn Farrington (Bellevue, Idaho)

Ellen Feldman (Avon, Colo.)

Ellery Hollingsworth (Darien, Conn.)

Kelly Marren (Hillsborough, Calif.)

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