Big Bear Represented In Copper Mountain For USASA Nationals!

Tucker Keating at Copper Mountain

Drayden Gardner at Copper Mountain

Big Bear, Ca, April 19th, 2011, 5:00pm - Big Bear was well represented in Copper Mountain, Colorado this year for the United States of America Snowboarding Association’s National Championships.  14-year-old Tucker Keating went to nationals for the first time this year, and placed first in the 13-15 year old free skiing division.  Tucker, who was born and raised in the Big Bear Valley, was on the Snow Summit Race Team for 4 years before he decided he wanted to try his hand at free skiing competitions which consists of jumps, tricks, and rails.  11-year-old Drayden Gardner placed 8th in the snowboard division for his age group.  Drayden is ranked first in California, and this was his fifth time going to nationals.  20-year-old Brandan Monahan placed 1st overall in the 18-22 division for snowboarding.  Brandan has been snowboarding for 5 seasons, and this was his first time to nationals.  KBHR congratulates Tucker, Drayden and Brandan on their performance at the USASA Nationals!

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Big Bear, Ca, April 19th, 2011, 5:00pm - Big Bear was well represented in Copper Mountain, Colorado this year for the United States of America Snowboarding Association’s National Championships.  14-year-old Tucker Keating went to nationals for the first time this year, and placed first in the 13-15 year old free skiing division.  Tucker, who was born and raised in the Big Bear Valley, was on the Snow Summit Race Team for 4 years before he decided he wanted to try his hand at free skiing competitions which consists of jumps, tricks, and rails.  11-year-old Drayden Gardner placed 8th in the snowboard division for his age group.  Drayden is ranked first in California, and this was his fifth time going to nationals.  20-year-old Brandan Monahan placed 1st overall in the 18-22 division for snowboarding.  Brandan has been snowboarding for 5 seasons, and this was his first time to nationals.  KBHR congratulates Tucker, Drayden and Brandan on their performance at the USASA Nationals!

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