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Snowboarders third, skiers fourth, fifth in USCSA Slopestyle

March 10, 2016  |  Lake Placid, N.Y. 

Liberty sophomore Garrett Long performs a frontside 360 off an uptube, one of the first features on the Slopestyle course.
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Liberty sophomore Garrett Long performs a frontside 360 off an uptube, one of the first features on the Slopestyle course.

Repeating its Rail Jam performance from Tuesday, Liberty University's men's snowboarding team placed third in Wednesday's Slopestyle competition at the United States Collegiate Ski & Snowboard Association National Championships on Whiteface Mountain at Lake Placid, N.Y.

It was the second season in a row for the Flames to land on the podium in that event after posting their third consecutive top-three national finish in the Rail Jam.

The Flames (43 points), paced by sophomore Garrett Long's 11th-place individual performance (58.67), placed third behind Sierra Nevada (10) and Westminster (Utah) College (11) and ahead of the University of Virginia (66). Freshman Austin Santos (41.0 points) tied for 15th place and junior captain Brendan McHugh (40.67) came in 17th while freshman Eric Dougherty (28.67) placed 30th out of 45 contestants.

Meanwhile, the Flames' men's ski team, led by freshmen Jonathan Wong and Cole Kees who tied for 25th place, finished fourth (87 points). Freshman Rebecca Lawrence led the Lady Flames' women's ski team (46 points) to a fifth-place Slopestyle showing with her 10th-place individual performance, scoring 36.67 points on her second run.

On Thursday, McHugh and Long competed in a time trial to try to advance to the qualifying rounds of the Boardercross, but didn't make the cut.

Finally, on Friday, Lawrence placed 29th out of 40 competitors in the women's Skiercross, but did not advance to the qualifying rounds. Meanwwhile, senior Brandy Fronte, who suffered a concussion after a fall in practice on Wednesday morning, pulled out of her time trial in the women's Boardercross.

View archived and live webcasts of the USCSA National Championships online.

Liberty's snowboarders (left) found themselves in a familiar spot after placing third in Slopestyle.

Ski & Snowboard Links
Schedule
Results
Jan 11, 9:00 AM - Appalachian Mountain, NC
Ski & Snowboard at USCSA Southeast Slopestyle
DAYS
HOURS
MINS
SECS
Ski & Snowboard
at USCSA Southeast Slopestyle
Jan 11, 9:00 AM - Appalachian Mountain, NC

Ski & Snowboard
at App Ski Resort
Jan 11, 9:00 AM - Blowing Rock, NC

Ski & Snowboard
at App Ski Resort
Jan 12, 9:00 AM - Blowing Rock, NC

Ski & Snowboard
at Beech Mountain
Jan 25, 9:00 AM - Beech Mountain, NC

Ski & Snowboard
at Beech Mountain
Jan 26, 9:00 AM - Beech Mountain, NC

Full Schedule

Jan 13
Ski & Snowboard
at Appalachian Mountain
F 1st ; M 2nd

Jan 12
Ski & Snowboard
at Appalachian Mountain
Team Finish 1st

Mar 3
Ski & Snowboard
at USCSA National Championship
SB Rail Jam - 4th

Mar 3
Ski & Snowboard
at USCSA National Championship
SB Slopestyle - 3rd

Mar 3
Ski & Snowboard
at USCSA National Championship
Boardercross - 4th

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