Declan Sullivan pulls an underneath safety grab off a feature at Rabbit Ears Terrain Park at Steamboat Ski Area during the Steamboat Park Challenge on Sunday.

Photo by Joel Reichenberger

Declan Sullivan pulls an underneath safety grab off a feature at Rabbit Ears Terrain Park at Steamboat Ski Area during the Steamboat Park Challenge on Sunday.

Steamboat Park Challenge flies through terrain park

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— A rescheduled competition didn’t produce a large competitive field, but those skiers and snowboarders who did show up to compete Sunday at The Ride slope-style throwdown, a Steamboat Park Challenge event, laid down a barrage of top tricks.

Competing in the Rabbit Ears Terrain Park at Steamboat Ski Area, jumping through the course’s kickers and riding its rails, a dozen young competitors threw down their best.

Berin Klawiter won one of the most competitive categories, the men’s snowboard open classification. Bill Mumm was second, and Cade Klawiter was third.

Kai Doyle was the top skier in the men’s open ski division, ahead of Ethan Dyer, in second, and third-place finisher Everett Simonsen. Marty Boyd won the men’s junior snowboard class, ahead of Andrew Hilderbrand in second and Jake Larson in third.

Declan Sullivan won the men’s junior skier category, and Ocoee Wilson won the women’s open snowboard category.

“The kids had an awesome time. Every year, we see the skill level of the kids involved going up and up, but we also have kids that are just now getting into and enjoying being a part of it,” event director David Poussard said.

The series has two remaining dates. Next up is a high-flying big air competition in Mavericks Terrain Park on March 17. A final slope-style competition will wrap up the season March 24.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253 or email jreichenberger@SteamboatToday.com

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