From left, Winston Vaughan, Cody Winters and Ryan Merritt swept the breaker boys division both days of the USASA boardercross event over the weekend at Copper. Winters was first, Merritt second and Vaughan third.

Courtesy Tori Koski

From left, Winston Vaughan, Cody Winters and Ryan Merritt swept the breaker boys division both days of the USASA boardercross event over the weekend at Copper. Winters was first, Merritt second and Vaughan third.

SSWSC boardercross crew shows out at Copper

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— Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club riders Jacy Werner and Marty Boyd were looking to try something new, so they took on their first boardercross events over the weekend at Copper.

USASA Boardercross at Copper

Saturday, Jan. 25

Open Class Men

■ 5. Billy Winters

Menehune Boys

■ 2. Marty Boyd

■ 3. Jacy Werner

Breaker Boys

■ 1. Cody Winters

■ 2. Ryan Merritt

■ 3. Winston Vaughan

■ 9. Ben Larsen

Youth Women

■ 4. Savanna Atkins

Sunday, Jan. 26

Open Class Men

■ 2. Billy Winters

Menehune Boys

■ 2. Jacy Werner

■ 5. Marty Boyd

Breaker Boys

■ 1. Cody Winters

■ 2. Ryan Merritt

■ 3. Winston Vaughan

■ 4. Ben Larsen

Youth Women

■ 2. Savanna Atkins

The duo didn't disappoint.

In the two-day, USASA event, Werner grabbed third place Saturday and second place on Sunday in the Menehune boys division. In the same class, Boyd took silver on Saturday and fifth on Sunday.

“It’s Jacy Werner’s first year competing, and Marty was just doing slopestyle and halfpipe,” SSWSC head junior snowboard coach Tori Koski said. “Marty wanted to try a new event, and they both did amazing.”

Werner and Boyd weren’t the only riders trying something new over the weekend, though. Billy Winters — one of SSWSC’s top junior snowboarders — was Steamboat’s lone competitor in the open class men’s division, where he was fifth on Saturday and runner-up on Sunday.

“Billy Winters, he had a strong finish with that second place,” Koski said. “That’s huge for him doing open class for the first time.”

Steamboat dominated the breaker boys division, grabbing the top three finishes on Saturday with Cody Winters in first, Ryan Merritt in second and Winston Vaughan in third. On Sunday, the same trio took one-two-three again, joined by Ben Larsen in fourth.

In the youth women class, Savanna Atkins followed up her fourth-place finish on Saturday with a silver medal performance on Sunday.

“It went awesome,” Koski said about the weekend. “I took our whole boardercross crew on Wednesday, and we trained Wednesday, Thursday, Friday on this course … It was a huge advantage to be on the course for three days before the events.”

The team has been hitting the road on weekends for a while now, Koski said, and will continue to do so in Breckenridge at the end of the week for a USASA slopestyle competition on Sunday.

To reach Ben Ingersoll, call 970-871-4204, email bingersoll@SteamboatToday.com or follow him on Twitter @BenMIngersoll

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