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World Cup-ers go Atomic


More than 40 snowboarders turned out for the Atomic Pro-Am Halfpipe Sunday, March 23, including some of the top riders in Canada and the world.

The women’s contest went to Whistler’s Lori Glazier with a score of 33.4. Glazier finished the season ranked 16th overall in the halfpipe, finishing 10th at the World Championships, and earning a silver medal, a sixth place finish and a 14 th place finish in three World Cup appearances.

The men’s Pro-Am went to Whistler’s Crispin Lipscomb, a World Cup rookie who finished eighth on the circuit with one bronze medal, a fourth place finish, and numerous top-15 results this season.

More than $3,500 in cash and prizes were awarded to the top competitors in the contest.

The next local halfpipe contest is the Ripzone Invitational Superpipe on April 12 and 13. Spots are still available in the qualifier – visit for more information.


Women 16 and Over

1. Rieko Sakurayama, 19.7

Pro Women

1. Lori Glazier, 33.4

2. Bekki Read, 31.1

3. Kristi Yzerman, 30.9

Boys 15 and Under

1. Tamo Campos, 25.2

Men 16 and Over

1. Sam Marcotte, 27.0

2. Michael Gordon, 15.5

3. Ryota Takeuchi, 15.2

Pro Men

1. Crispin Lipscomb, 35.3

2. Chris Wimbles, 32.9

3. Dan Raymond, 29.8

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