2010-2011, February 7

Welcome to another edition of NASJA Midwest news, written by NASJA Midwest secretary, John R. LaPlante.

Midwest represent

Competitors from the Midwest have continued to make their mark on the national stage in recent weeks. Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, Michigan) won the gold in men’s boardercross at the Winter X Games. Easton Gilman (Chisago, Minnesota), placed 7th at the Denver Big Air competition. Gilman learned how to snowboard at Wild Mountain, a NASJA Midwest corporate member. Gilman was the highest-placed competitor from the US. Ian Thorley (Marquette, Michigan) placed 11th in the same event. TransWorld Snowboarding said, “Ian Thorley, Robbie Walker, and Matts Kulisek all went big.” Spencer Milbocker (Otsego, Michigan), was part of a first-place team in a ski competition at the Denver Big Air. He learned to ski at Bittersweet ski area.

Visit Austria

Barry ZeVan has a word or two for NASJA members: Visit the “shine of our sport” while you’re still able too. He’s talking about Lilienfeld, Austria. Click through to read why it’s a “bucket list” destination.

Otsego Club hosts TransAm event

The Otsego Club, which hosted our regional meeting, was the site of a stop on the TransWorld TransAm over the weekend.

Last call for Alaska

If there’s any chance that you’re going to the NASJA annual meeting at Alyeska Resort, Alaska, today is the last day to register. This comes from an e-mail you should received from Dino Vournas, national VP of meetings.

Got news?

Do you have news about your work, a resort, or anything else that you’d like to see distributed? Send it to [grays on trays at g mail dot com, changing the formatting as required].


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