Julia Marino, Brock Crouch and Teal Harle podium in Mammoth

With the Olympics looking large, the final US qualifier and penultimate World Cup is the last tune up before Winter X Games and The Olympics. The Toyota Grand Prix at Mammoth had Dragon was well represented with Julia Marino, Brock Crouch and Teal Harle taking podium spots in their respective disciplines.

Freeskier Teal Harle took the win in men’s slopestyle Sunday afternoon and likely locked up his spot on the Canadian National Team. Julia Marino continued her podium assault with a 2nd place in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle, and locked up her ticket to PyeongChang with the US Team. Brock Crouch took 3rd place in Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle and made his case to the US Olympic team, and his fate will be decided Monday.

Jason Anderson grabs 3rd at Anaheim 2 Supercross

Keeping the momentum alive from the first two rounds, Dragon’s Jason Anderson finished 3rd overall at Anaheim 2 Supercross, despite the new Triple Crown format. Anderson came into the weekend with the red plate, and exits SoCal with the red plate still in his possession.

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This marks the third straight podium for Jason who is focused and hungry while his main competition of Eli Tomac, Marvin Musquin, Ken Roczen, and Justin Barcia have had uneven starts. He leaves Anaheim with 70 points towards the Championship, and sits in 1st place.

This was the first of three races that will feature the new Triple Crown format. Rather than a Heat Race and a 20-minute main event, the TC format has timed qualifying followed by three shorter main event races, with the overall podium determined by a combination of your results.

“The first race was tough because it was so short,” said Jason of the Triple Crown format. “IT’s all about the start but there’s a lot of racing and it’s kind of crazy and a curveball for us—and for me.”

Next on the docket will be in Arizona for round 4, about 1/4 of the way through the Supercross season. Rockstar-Husqvarna’s Mitchell Harrison raced despite taking a big crash in practice earlier. He finished 13th overall.

Visit racerxonline.com for all information on races and points.

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Jason Anderson wins Houston SX

Riding the momentum from the season opener at A1, Dragon’s Supercross rider Jason Anderson never looked back en route to his win at stop 2 of Supercross, Houston. This is Jason’s first win of the season and second consecutive podium finish.

“Excited to come out with the win,” Jason told the post-race press conference. “But at the same time, you know, this is a step in the process and [I’m] excited to do battle the rest of the year with these two [podium finishers Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia].”

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This finish at NRG Stadium gives Anderson 49 points towards the a Championship, a small seven point lead over aforementioned Ken Roczen and Justin Barcia. The Supercross series heads back to Anaheim next weekend for A2. 250 West racer for Dragon, Mitchell Harrison, finished 13th and sits 12th in the points chase.

Visit racerxonline.com for all information on races and points.

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Chelsea Tuach’s releases Wandering: El Salvador

From Chelsea Tuach on the latest in her Wandering series:

“I wanted to film part two of the Wandering series in El Salvador because it’s my go-to spot for surf trips and times when I want to escape and reset.

It’s where I went for my first surf trip, an all girls shoot for ESM magazine. The waves were perfect and I remember paddling out the first day, with six other girls and wondering what the locals would think of the instant crowd… but once they realized we could surf, they were happy to let us catch all of the waves we pleased.

I’ve always experienced happy and welcoming vibes and I think that’s why I love it so much. It’s the wonderful combination of pumping surf, rice & beans and laid back locals. The wifi is usually spotty which just gives you the excuse to leave your laptop closed and slip into the delightful routine of surf, eat, nap, repeat.

“Wandering El Salvador” shows the moments where I do just that. Where I let go and have fun in one of my favorite surf destinations. It’s playful and carefree and I hope it makes you just want to go surf. It was made possible by Suzuki Caribbean.”

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Griffin Colapinto wins the Vans Triple Crown

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We’re proud to announce that Dragon surfer Griffin Colapinto has clinched the Vans Triple Crown, one of surfing’s most prestigious awards. By virtue of his 2nd place at the Hawaiian Pro and 4th at the Vans Pro. Griffin didn’t make it into the Billabong Pipe Pro but had enough points to carry him to the title.

Colapinto, 19, also locked up a berth into the 2018 World Surf League Championship Tour, joining other San Clemente surfers Kolohe Andino and Patrick Gudauskas. Griffin posted the following on Instagram about his Triple Crown win.

Julia Marino snags 2nd at First Grand Prix of the year

The newest Dragon rider Julia Marino has earned herself a 2nd place finish at the US Grand Prix at Copper big air, marking yet another podium finish for the young Connecticut-native.

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The event serves as the unofficial kick off to the North American contest season, while the entire US Grand Prix series acts as a mini-tour where the snowboarders compete for US Olympic team berths. With her 2nd place finish, and being the highest US woman in the field, Julia earns a valuable “1st” in the race to an Olympic spot for the US in Big Air.

Next on Julia and the contest world’s schedule is the Winter Dew Tour in Breckenridge, CO, Dec. 11 – 14. For more on the event, visit dewtour.com.

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