01 Feb Michigan High School Snowboard Association
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Contact: Greg Flowers, MHSSA president 810-422- 3692 firstname.lastname@example.org
January 31, 2013
For Immediate Release
TOP HIGH SCHOOL SNOWBOARDERS TO RACE FOR STATE CHAMPIONSHIPS
WHITE LAKE, MICH – Snowboarders from 10 Michigan high schools will compete in the Michigan High School Snowboard Association Bordercross State Championships Feb. 8, 2013 at Alpine Valley in White Lake. Racing begins at 9 a.m., with team and individual honors on the line.
Boardercross (also known as snowboard cross or SBX) tests riders’ skill and nerve as they race down the mountain in groups of four or five, over a course that includes jumps, rollers and banked turns.
The Michigan High School Snowboard Association started nine years ago to promote the appreciation, understanding and growth of high school snowboarding in Michigan. Today the organization has the largest high school snowboarding program in the country, with 10 teams and more than 500 athletes in two leagues. Leagues are based at Alpine Valley and Mt. Brighton.
Alpine Valley Mt. Brighton
Detroit Country Day Hartland
St. Mary’s & Ladywood Catholic Central
Walled Lake Pickney
The top five boys’ and girls’ teams in the state (top two teams in each league, plus one wildcard qualifier) will compete for team titles. The fastest 16 boys and girls from each league make up the individual fields.
Video from the 2012 MHSSA State Championships can be found at /Events/SummerFall/Wake/News/tabid/77/ID/281/Michigan-High-School-Snowboard-Association—SBX-State-Championships.aspx/Events/SummerFall/Wake/News/tabid/77/ID/281/Michigan-High-School-Snowboard-Association–SBX-State-Championships.aspx
In the event of rain or weather too warm to sustain snow, the championships will be held Feb. 14, 2013. Alpine Valley (248-887-2180) can provide information on snow conditions.