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.
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.
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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