East Coast Freesking Open at Okemo Announces Day Two Winners

By AlpineZone News |
Mar 06 2005 - 01:30 PM

LUDLOW, Vermont ??” The East Coast Freeskiing Open, presented by Saab completed the second day of competition yesterday at beautiful Okemo Mountain Resort in Ludlow, Vermont with Men’s and Women’s Superpipe competitions and a nighttime Red Bull Rail Jam. Brent Abrams of South Lake Tahoe, California took first place in men’s Superpipe, claiming the $2,000 cash prize, while Jess Cumming of Snowmass, Colorado placed first in the women’s division carrying a $750 cash prize. The excitement continued well into the night with the Red Bull Rail Jam, where Philip Casabon of Grand-Mere, Quebec took first in the Men’s division and Denise Jawosky of Montreal, Quebec placing first in the Women’s division. The action continues today with new-school skiers going all out with hot tricks and unstoppable action in the SAAB/Salomon Crossmax competition.

In its second year the East Coast Freeskiing Open offers well-known and up-and-coming athletes the opportunity to compete for a $25,000 purse ?В­one of the largest in freeskiing. The event introduced last year at Okemo, was the first freeskiing event of its kind in the Northeast. The top three finishers from each competition at the East Coast Freeskiing Open will be guaranteed a spot in the 2006 U.S. Freeskiing Open, widely considered the most prestigious event in the sport.

Super Pipe Action
(Photo: Coutesy of Okemo)

Complete results for Superpipe at the East Coast Freeskiing Open include:

1. Brent Abrams, South Lake Tahoe, CA
2. Colby West, Canterbury, NH
3. Henrik Lampert, Manchester, MA
4. Devon Fenske, Medford, NJ
5. Banks Gilberti, Williston, VT

1. Jess Cumming, Snowmass, CO
2. Ashley Suba, Waterville Valley, NH
3. Denise Jawosky, Montreal, QB, Canada

Complete results for the Red Bull Rail Jam at the East Coast Freeskiing Open include:

1. Philip Casabon, Grand-Mere, QB, Canada
2. Chris Culnane, Stratton, VT
3. Nick Martini, Winchester, MA

1. Denise Jawosky, Montreal QB, Canada
2. Beth Maney
3. Ashley Suba, Waterville Valley, NH

Red Bull Rail Jam Start
(Photo: Coutesy of Okemo)

Today’s events at the East Coast Freeskiing Open:

Sunday, March 6, 2005
2:30-3 p.m. – Saab/Salomon Crossmax Finals

Registration for the event is open to skiers of all ages and abilities. To enter, athletes should visit www.usfreeskiingopen.com or register on-site.

The East Coast Freeskiing Open is produced by Mountain Sports Media and Saab is the presenting sponsor. Associate sponsors include: Salomon Skis, American Express, Okemo Mountain Resort, and Skiing magazine.