After TV Success, Documentary Premiers on the Web Last May, several members of the One Life crew— professional snowboarders Chanelle Sladics, Kjersti Buaas, Sarka Pancochova and Marie France-Roy; musician Cindy […]Read More
Chanelle Sladics, Kjersti Buaas, Sarka Pancochova, and Marie-France Roy traveled to Iceland for a unique snowboarding trip. The women lived on a sailboat, accessed first descents by foot on splitboards, and practiced sustainable living the whole time. The documentary about their experience aired on television in February and now is online, so even if you don't have cable, you can enjoy an Icelandic journey with these ladies.Read More
SARKA PANCOCHOVA TAKES FIRST AT SUPERGIRL SNOW PRO IN CONUNCTION WITH COMMUNITY CUP, WINS THE ONLY ALL-WOMEN’S 5-STAR EVENT IN THE WORLD
Breckenridge, CO (April 6, 2013) — Twenty five of the best snowboarders from around the globe converged at Breckenridge Ski Resort today for the Supergirl Snow Pro in conjunction with Community Cup —the only all-women’s WST-sanctioned 5-Star event in the world. The contest came to a thrilling close with Sarka Pancochova (Czech Republic) taking home both the title and the famous Supergirl cape. Seven of the world’s top ten ranked pros competed in the event, which was developed to showcase the best of women’s snowboarding on a course completely designed by the riders.
Pancochova won the contest in her second run with an outstanding performance on both the jumps and rails, pulling tricks like a half-Cab 50-50 backside 360 off the barrel and a switch 540 for a score of 92. Christy Prior, who landed a frontside rodeo 720, came in second with a score of 90. X Games Champion, Silje Norendal, finished third with an 87.75.
“I did the best run of my life today. It was a great season-ending competition and it was so fun to be out here with these girls on a course we designed and voted on,” said Pancochova. “The conditions today were perfect: the weather, the course, the vibe. All of that contributed to what I was able to do today, and I can’t wait to compete in the event next year.”
The event supported eco-awareness and sustainability efforts through organizations like the Non-Toxic Revolution, Keep-A-Breast, Protect Our Winters, Plastic Pollution Coalition and One Life.
“The world’s best female snowboarders put on an absolutely amazing display today,” said Rick Bratman, CEO of ASA Entertainment , the event’s management company. “We could not be more pleased with the event and we are very proud to have supported these talented ladies alongside our partners Warner Bros. Consumer Products, Paul Mitchell, Warner Bros. Television's Suburgatory, Kicker Audio, GoPro, Community Cup and Breckenridge Ski Resort.”
“This was the first ever rider designed and approved course, something the riders have been working on the past 2 years,” said Chanelle Sladics, founder of the Community Cup. “It’s a dream come true to see Breckenridge bring our course to life. We truly attained the progressive and safe riding we intended to through the event.”
This is the first event of the 2013 Supergirl Jam Series, the action sports industry’s only large-scale all-female competition and lifestyle series. Developed as a celebration of female empowerment, the Supergirl Jam Series features more than 150 top female pros competing in snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing as well as ‘girl-power’ activities at events held throughout the year.
The Supergirl Snow Pro in conjunction with the Community Cup will be broadcast nationally on Fox Sports Net (FSN) in the fall. Stay tuned to www.SupergirlJam.com, www.Community-Cup.com and www.asaentertainment.com for show times and dates.
Breckenridge, Co — April 6, 2013
1. Sarka Pancochova 92
2. Christy Prior 90
3. Silje Norendal 87.75
4. Enni Rukajarvi 85.25
5. Kjersti Buaas 77
6. Stefi Luxton 75
7. Rebecca Torr 68.75
8. Phoebe Novello 66.75
9. Serena Shaw 50.25
10. Brooke Voigt 43.5
About ASA Entertainment:
Founded in 1994, ASA Entertainment Group, LLC is an action sports event, television and content production agency focused on creating and executing customized, turn-key marketing programs that range in scale from grassroots to global. ASA’s events, featuring skateboarding, freestyle BMX, inline skating, freestyle motocross, snowboarding, surfing and music, are broadcast domestically on eight networks (including CBS and Fox Sports Net), and distributed to more than 700 million HH globally via 30 international broadcast partners. ASA's productions span the spectrum from large, international competitions such as the Action Sports World Tour, the World Championships of Freestyle Motocross, The Supergirl Jam Series and the ASA Big-Air Triples to amateur contests, lifestyle and branded entertainment events, demonstrations, exhibitions, school programs and mobile tours. After 18 years as a leader in action sports, ASA Entertainment regularly connects brands to consumers through its platform of premium action sports and lifestyle content. For more information, visit ASAentertainment.com.
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words: Mary Walsh photos: Ryan “Huggy” Hughes and Mike Yoshida captions: Pat Bridges March has been a good month in Colorado so far. Multiple snowstorms have deepened winter’s stay and […]Read More
Celia Miller & Sarka Pancochova took a road trip to Jamie Anderson's get together up at Sierra-at-Tahoe and then cruised over to SNOWBOARDER Magazine's "Ms. Superpark". Sit back and enjoy some awesome women's riding footage, as Celia and Sarka session jumps and are joined by cameos from Jamie Anderson, Enni Rukajarvi, Spencer O'Brien, and more. This video will definitely increase your wanderlust.Read More
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In this Jamie Anderson Visuals edit we get a flashback to last winter's Ms. Superpark. While most riders were inclined to session a single feature, Jamie Anderson had the ability to ride the entire setup at Squaw Valley like it was just another slopestyle run. Watch as Jamie and the likes of Sarka Pancochova, Kjersti Buaas, Erin Comstock, and Isabel Derungs continue to push the progression in women's snowboarding.Read More
Recap: Laura Austin
Captions: Pat Bridges
After a diagonal downpour of rain, Thursday turned into a weather day… pushing back our last day of Ms Superpark presented by Gatorade at Squaw Valley. Thankfully our luck turned around with nothing but sunshine on Friday. Some of the riders had already left, not planning on needing the extra day, but the ones who stuck around definitely made the most out of the last day on hill.
With better conditions and visibility more of the ladies were inclined to hit the gap over the stairset that had been built on Wednesday. Desiree Melancon, Bryn Valaika, and Erin Comstock all had some good looking methods over the gap. Kelly Underwood and Desiree had a double line with Kelly getting a solid front board on the down rail while Desiree aired over her. Then Erin Comstock, Hana Beaman, and Colleen Quigley pulled off a triple line with Colleen airing over Erin and Hana while they were on the stair set.
While all that was going on over at the rail section, a few of the ladies took to the jump line. Iris Lazzareschi happened to make an appearance on this final day and looked like she had been sessioning the park all week, throwing front 5’s and 7’s. Erin Comstock had her bases covered with fluid switch back 1’s and front 3’s and 5’s. Isabel Derungs and Sarka Pancochova also threw some back 7’s into the mix.
Considering the interesting snow year and variable conditions throughout the week the ladies of Ms. Superpark definitely made the most out of what was put in front of them. Getting creative with the features by hitting them in ways they weren’t meant to be hit and many of the girls riding from early morning into sunset sessions. One girl however really proved herself over the past week earning herself the Ms. Superpark Standout and Gatorade “Driven From Within” award. Kjersti Buaas sessioned all the sections of the park, many times guinea pigging the features, consistently rode well, and stayed on hill from first to last chair… making her the obvious choice for the award selected by the SNOWBOARDER Magazine staff.
Big thanks to Gatorade, Squaw Valley, Jess Richitelli, Mike Bettera and the SPT park crew, and all the ladies for putting in a solid four days of riding. Until next year, and stay tuned for coverage from Men’s Superpark coming to you next week.
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Words: Laura Austin
Captions: Pat Bridges
If you live in or around the Tahoe area you might be more than likely to believe in the Mayan conspiracy that the end of the world is approaching. Sunday morning a meteor breaks the sound barrier making a boom loud enough to shake the earth, and the first day of Ms. Superpark presented by Gatorade was cut short due to an approaching lightning storm. However, before the ski patrol rushed everyone off the mountain at Squaw Valley, the ladies were able to get warmed up to the course.
SPT and the Squaw park crew headed up by Jess Richitelli were able to scrounge up enough snow after this warm winter to build a solid setup for the ladies this week. The main line includes two large jumps, the second being the bigger of the two, into a type of rhythm section ending in a jump to a butter pad. To the right of the first jump is a creative rail setup which includes a rail into a wallride, which sends you into another wallride, a stair set, or a down bar. With temperatures in the 70’s, and the fact that the snow isn’t freezing overnight, the park crew is doing a great job to keep up the park make sure the speed is there for the features.
This year’s Ms. Superpark brought out quite the lineup of riders. Some of which include Gretchen Bleiler, Kimmy Fasani, Leanne Pelosi, Jamie Anderson, Erin Comstock, Anne-Flore-Marxer, Spencer O’Brien… the list goes on for days. According to last year’s standout Kimmy Fasani, “Day one was a really quickly progressing session because we knew we had weather coming in, so right away the girls were stepping up to the jumps and sending tricks with good style.” Some of which included Jamie Anderson’s back-to-back threes on the jump line, Anne-Flore’s back five tail, Spencer O’Brien’s back threes, and Darrah Reid-McLean’s signature fives. Besides the jump line Desiree Melancon pulled off a frontside wallride transfer to the back of the landing that was oozing with style.
The thunder and lighting scare was an unfortunate end to a day full of sunshine that had just started to really get rolling, but the ladies were definitely able to get a feel for the park and seem ready to take full advantage of it for the rest of the week. Let’s just hope the world doesn’t end before then.