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Auburn Ski Club’s Ryan Stassel is FIS Snowboard Slopestyle World Champion

DONNER SUMMIT, CA: Olympian Ryan Stassel (Anchorage, AK), a long-time athlete in the Auburn Ski Club snowboard team, dominated the slopestyle snowboarding field to take home his first ever FIS World Championship title in Kreischerg , Austria on January 21.
In a three run best-of format, Stassel showed the world that he meant business on Kreischberg’s six-feature course earning the two highest scores of the day. Stassel was the only rider in the fieldto land three 1260s, including a frontside double cork 1260 off the first jump, which earned himone of the highest scores in World Championships history (97.50). “I’m speechless,” said Stassel, after the event. “I have been working on that run for a long time and it feels really good to finally pull it all together here at the World Championships.” Stassel’s performance was more than enough to beat out 2013 World Champion Roppe Tonterri of Finland, who took home the silver."2015 FIS WCS Kreischberg - SBS - Finals"
“It was a great win for Ryan! After the Sochi Olympics and not riding as well as he would have likedto, it was good for him to win against some of the same athletes”, said Stassel’s ASC coach, DylanOmlin. “It has been a long process and a lot of hard work for Ryan to get to this level. It’s great to see it starting to pay off.”
The Auburn Ski Club Training Center, located on Donner Summit, offers opportunities inSnowboarding, Alpine, Nordic and Biathlon winter sports. ASC programs and junior teams are aimed at athletic achievement and family participation. Since 1928 generations of NorthernCalifornia skiers and snowboarders have begun their lifetime of winter sports with Auburn Ski Club. The Training Center cross-country ski trails are groomed and open Wednesday through Sunday during the winter. For more information to get involved in winter sports with ASC visit www.auburnskiclub.org, email info@assoc.auburnskiclub.org or call 530-426-3313

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