Spencer Vaughan, center, got second place in the men's 14-15 slope-style division at the USASA National Championships on Tuesday. Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club coaches Colin Jenks, right, and Steve Maneotis also are pictured.

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Spencer Vaughan, center, got second place in the men's 14-15 slope-style division at the USASA National Championships on Tuesday. Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club coaches Colin Jenks, right, and Steve Maneotis also are pictured.

Steamboat Springs snowboarders clean up in Copper

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— It has been a banner year for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s snowboarding program, from Arielle Gold’s emergence among the best women's half-pipe snowboarders in the world to a remarkable showing at the United States of America Snowboard and Freeski Association’s National Championships at Copper Mountain.

The event, which ran from March 30 to April 9, saw Steamboat pile up medals and podium finishes.

“We had a ton of podiums,” said Jon Casson, the Winter Sports Club’s snowboarding director. “I don’t even know what to say. It leaves me kind of speechless.”

In the Open Class men’s slalom, Justin Reiter was first, Mike Trapp was second and Converse Fields was third. Reiter was first in the men’s giant slalom, and Fields was second.

In the Open Class women’s slalom, Maggie Rose Carrigan was third. She also was third in the Open Class women’s giant slalom.

In the Open Class men’s half-pipe, Taylor Gold was second, and Nik Baden was third. Baden also was fourth in the Open Class slope-style event.

In the women’s 14-15 snowboard cross event, Savanna Atkins was first. Atkins also finished third in the half-pipe.

On Wednesday, it was a banner day for the Winters family. In the men’s 50-59 division, Dave Winters won the slalom event. He also won the giant slalom event.

Cody Winters was the overall champion in the boys 12-13 division. He was fourth in the snowboard cross. He also won the slalom and giant slalom events. In the men’s 14-15 snowboard cross division, Billy Winters was third. He also was second in the slalom event.

In the boys 12-13 half-pipe event, Blake Moller was third. In the men’s 14-15 giant slalom, Myles Silverman was fourth.

In the boys 10-11 slalom, Winston Vaughan was sixth. He also was eighth in the giant slalom.

Garrett Denney was fifth in the men’s giant slalom 16-17 division. He also won the slalom event.

In the men’s 14-15 slope-style division, Spencer Vaughan was second.

To reach Luke Graham, call 970-871-4229 or email lgraham@SteamboatToday.com

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