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- Pittsfield’s Mazie Hayden crowned USASA National Champion in girls 10-12 skiercross
KILLINGTON- Mazie Hayden, a 12-year-old from Pittsfield, Vt.,
and a member of the Killington Mountain School Competition Program,
took her second National Championship title in as many years
Sunday, April 7, competing against the best 34 girls in her age
group from across the country at the USASA National Championship at
Copper Mountain in Colorado.
"After dominating skicross competitions in her reign and several
others, Mazie posted the fastest qualifying time for all women and
second fastest overall regardless of gender for the day," said KMS
Snowboard Program Director KC Gandee. "After cruising through her
first several heats, her ski pole became lodged in the start gate
at the pull during finals. Not to be denied, Mazie left it behind
and raced to first place with only one pole."
Hayden qualified for the National Championship by accruing
points through regional competition in the Southern Vermont Series,
taking the championship title in that series this year as well.
As a grassroots organization, the USASA is proud to be able to
represent the recreational and competitive interests of amateur
snowboarding and freeskiing in the United States. USASA
accomplishes this by supporting 32 series across the country that
put on nearly 500 events throughout the season. Its goal is to
promote safe, fair, and fun events while fostering a competitive
spirit in the snowboard and freeski athletes. In addition, USASA
emphasizes education for coaches and competitors, and promotes an
overall healthy snowboard and ski lifestyle.
Killington Mountain School is a fully approved Vermont
independent school. To learn more about their alpine, snowboard,
freestyle, freeskiing and cycling training and rigorous academic
opportunities, visit www.killingtonmountainschool.org or call