The Unofficial Team will be traveling to Kirkwood tomorrow for the Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships. Check back tomorrow for photos and video from the event.
ESPN tells us this about the upcoming event. The highly anticipated third stop of the 2009 Freeskiing World Tour (FWT) arrives once again at Kirkwood Mountain Resort for the 12th Annual Subaru North American Freeskiing Championships (NAFC). Freeskiing’s elite will battle it out in the Sierra snow March 18-22 for the NAFC title and cash prize. “Kirkwood is excited to have the NAFC back here again after a year hiatus,” said Kirkwood Mountain Resort Marketing Manager Chris Eckert. “The Cirque has been a proving ground for the best athletes in our sport and it should be no different this year.” Competitors from around the globe will vie for a $20,000 prize purse. With approximately 150 competitors attending, the current FWT points’ leaders Clif Bennett and Michelle Manning will have their work cut out for them as they try to hold onto their lead. Also in attendance will be reigning Subaru US Freeskiing Tour Champion Crystal Wright, Jacqui Edgerly, Crystal-Rose Lee, Chris Tatsuno, Kent Hyden, Julien Lopez and Arne Backstrom. espn.go.com