Wednesday, March 31, 2010

chapoquoit beach. 3.30.10

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

2010 Freestyle Junior Olympics

Evan Walls

The 2010 USSA Freestyle Junior Olympics took place at Waterville Valley in New Hampshire this past week as competitors from as far off as Alyeska, Alaska descended upon the small New England ski hamlet for six days of competition.

Beginning with men & women?s superpipe finals under bluebird skies on Wednesday, the field of 29 women and 45 men took to the 16-foot pipe like a Toyota, just pedal to the metal. With the age of the competitors ranging from 7 to 18, it was clear from the start that the level of talent would be varied, but the one constant was the drive of each athlete to put together their best of two runs with hopes of getting on the podium.

Hannah Haupt

Grant Burke

Darian Stevens

Ali Kariotis

With a morning of inspection and training, the ladies were the first to send it before the men. The field put together a solid performance as a whole but it was Devin Logan of Mount Snow, Vermont, Hannah Haupt of Sun Valley, Idaho and Jamie Crane Mauzy, representing Waterville, who threw down stylish runs and in the end, were sitting pretty at the of the top standings.

Devin Logan
Hannah Haupt, Devin Logan, Jamie Crane Mauzy

After the ladies, it was the men’s turn to throw down which they wasted no time doing. The pack hit the pipe with everything they had within their allotted two runs but when everything had settled, the clear victor was Ty Barrymore of Sun Valley, Idaho with Even Wall and Jeremie Veilleux, both representing CVA, sitting close in 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Barrymore’s run included a huge first hit 9 tail grab which was easily five feet higher out of the pipe than any other competitor.

Cody Cirillo

Trevor Hattabaugh

Nathan Moses

Kyle Keating

Jack Strain

Wilson Friend

Tai Barrymore

Evan Walls, Wing Tai Barrymore, Jeremie Veilleux (not pictured)

Womenʼs Halfpipe Top Ten

Devin Logan - 34.2
Hannah Haupt - 28.9
Jamie Crane Mauzy - 24.8
Haley Kanaskie - 22.4
Ali Kariotis - 21.9
Jessica Breda - 21.2
Blake Peterson - 20.7
Zana Davey - 20.3
Darian Stevens - 20.2
Julia Krass - 19.9

Menʼs Halfpipe Top Ten

Wing Tai Barrymore - 43.6
Evan Walls - 38.8
Jeremie Veilleux - 35.8
Scott Nelson - 35.6
Carson Lehouillier - 34.7
Andy Patridge - 33.2 +3
Daniel Rosenblum - 33.2 +2
Cody Buchalter - 32.5
Cody Cirillo - 32.1 +3
Colby Stevenson - 32.1 +2

With weather matching that of the previous, 58 men and 21 hit Waterville’s Exhibtion Terrain park the following day for slopestyle finals. Unfortunately due to time constraints, Newschoolers was unable to be there, but rest assured the athletes gave it their all.

Congratulations to Jaime Crane Mauzy who edged out Julia Krass and Devin Logan (2nd & 3rd respectively) to claim 1st as the overall Women’s Slopestyle Champion. Congrats as well to Andy Partridge, Nicholas Keefer, and James Campbell for taking spots 1, 2 & 3 in Men’s Slopestyle.

Ellison MacMillan

Blake Peterson

Andy Partridge

Willis Englehart

Willie Borm

Seamus Flanagan

Womenʼs Slopestyle Top Ten

Jamie Crane Mauzy - 73.0
Julia Krass - 59.6
Devin Logan - 52.4
Darian Stevens - 51.6
Kirsten Cooley - 49.6
Ellison McMillan - 44.2
Haley Kanaskie - 42.8
Meagan Snopkowski - 37.6
Ashton Glass - 37.2
Allie Call - 34.0 +3

Menʼs Slopestyle Top Ten

Andy Partridge - 81.8
Nicholas Keefer - 79.6
James Campbell - 75.4
Tyler Mega - 75.0
Kyle Keating - 74.8 +2.5
Ian Lars Borgeson - 74.8 +2.5
Jacob Doan - 74.6
Landon Verce - 74.2
Scott Nelson - 74.0
Alex Dutcher - 73.2

Sunday, March 7, 2010

Bluebird at Loon Mtn.

With two days of rest and catching up on emails after my trip to Reno, I headed back on the road to Loon Mountain this past weekend to shoot for their brochure and website. Despite the 2:00 a.m. wake up & departure from Cape Cod, I was pretty excited for most of the 3 hr 20 min drive to get up to my home resort and shoot the sunrise atop North Peak. If I had a bucket list, riding to the summit of Loon in a snowcat would be crossed off now.

Heading up Seven Brothers.


more corduroy...

All & all, it was a pretty standard day of skiing the mountain with my camera and trying to capture certain aspects of the resort. Highlights included the Oakley Droppin' In Women's Snowboard Camp which was a fun couple of hours shooting with the ladies; much different mentality than the usual male athletes I'm used to shooting; everyone was super positive and pushing each other on different features in the terrain park. It was infectious to say the least.
Other highlights included skiing with the littlest grom
s (above: Poor Noah did not enjoy his photo being taken) and the aprés ski scene at the Bunyan Room.

the "photo of the day"

Poacher...I mean coacher Meg Clinton sells it.

aprés ski

more aprés ski

Friday, March 5, 2010

You are what you eat...

Q: What happens when a photographer is hungry and bored with processing images in Photoshop? A: They shoot more photos of probably the best sandwich ever.

1) Start with freakin' awesome bread I brought back with me from my trip to Reno, courtesy of the Truckee Sourdough Company, located in Truckee, CA.

2) Grill it.

3) Add some awesome VT pepper jack cheese, courtesy of Cabot Cheese.

4) Add onion. Always add onion...and ham (not pictured)

5) Boom. Heaven in sandwich form.

Thursday, March 4, 2010

In the Moment...3

I'm back on the East Coast after a busy week shooting in Tahoe with KC Deane & Scott Nikkel. It was my first time to both Nevada (it took me all seven days to say it correctly) and California and I shot probably 20 gbs of photos. While I'm going to postpone showing off what I got, you can see some of the stuff we shot in the third installment of Moment Skis "In the Moment" monthly webisode series edited by Scotty Dubs himself.

Check it!

In the MOMENT Ep.3 from Moment Skis on Vimeo.