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The North Face Masters Of Snowboarding 2013 Event Details

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Snowboarding News | Thursday February 07, 2013 | Shared By: Snowboarding Events

The North Face Masters of Snowboarding presented by PrimaLoft will take place February 13-17, 2013 at Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows in Lake Tahoe, California. The event will feature top big mountain snowboard competitors battling for The North Face Masters of Snowboarding champion title, $15,000 in prize money and a chance to advance to the 2014 SWATCH Freeride World Tour by The North Face (FWT). In addition to a talented field of amateur snowboarders, FWT pro-snowboarders Ralph Backstrom, Jamie Rizzuto, Iris Lazzareschi, Casey Lucas and Shannon Yates will compete in this year's event.    
 
The event will feature one open 2-star Freeride World Qualifier (FWQ) event at Alpine Meadows (Feb. 13-14) with the top five men and top three females advancing to the Masters 4-star Championship event. The Masters Championship event will take place over two days (Feb. 15-16) at Squaw Valley immediately following the qualifier event at Alpine Meadows. Riders participating in the Squaw Valley competition will also earn 4-star FWQ points. Jim Zellers of Lake Tahoe, CA will serve as head judge with Danny Haritgan of Crested Butte, CO, Andy Finch also of Lake Tahoe, CA and Rob Kingwill out of Jackson, WY making up the rest of the judging panel.    
   
In addition to the championship title, The North Face will also grant the A-Rob award in honor and memory of the late Masters' champion Aaron Robinson. The A-Rob award captures the spirit of the community and desire to explore the mountains. Another award up for grabs is The Young Gun Award for the under 21 rider who demonstrates raw talent, an innovative riding style and exemplifies true sportsmanship and passion for the mountains.
 
The North Face Masters is part of the Freeride World Qualifier system. FWQs are rated on a 1 to4-star scale with competitors earning more or less points at events according to venue difficulty and scale, competitive pool and other factors. The Masters is the top-level qualifier event and a pivotal step for athletes hoping to advance to the SWATCH Freeride World Tour by The North Face.

A complete schedule of events is located online at: http://www.thenorthfacemasters.com/squaw-valleyalpine-meadows/. For more information, please visit thenorthfacemasters.com or facebook.com/thenorthfacemasters.
 
The North Face Masters of Snowboarding is presented by Primaloft and supported by Subaru of America, Sierra Nevada Brewing Co., Mountain Sports International, Snowboard Magazine, Clif Bar, Squaw Valley and Alpine Meadows.

Freeride World Tour Pre-qualified Men


FWT Region 1Mens Snowboarder
Country
2012 Qualification
1

Jonathon CharletFRA
Top 6 FrWT
2

Flo OrleyAUT
Top 6 FrWT
3

Max ZipserAUT
Top 6 FrWT
4

Aurelian RoutensFRATop 6 FrWT
5

Emilien BadouxSUI
Top 6 FrWT
6

Ludovic Gauillot-­‐DiatFRATop 3 FrWQ
7

Joel RougeSUI
Top 3 FrWQ
8

Irian Holl Van HelSerenHoll
Top 3 FrWQ


FWT Region 2Mens Snowboarder
Country
2012 Qualification
1

Sammy LuebkeUSA
Top 4 TNFM
2

Jamie RizzutoUSA
Top 4 TNFM
3

Alex YoderUSA
Top 4 TNFM
4

Tim CarlsonUSATop 4 TNFM
5

Ralph Backstrom
USATop 6 FrWT

Freeride World Tour Pre-qualified Women

FWT Region 1Womens Snowboarder
Country
2012 Qualification
1

Margot RoziesFRA
Top 3 FrWT
2

Elodie MouthonFRATop 2 FrWQ
3

AnouckMouthonFRATop 2 FrWQ


FWT Region 2Womens Snowboarder
Country
2012 Qualification
1

Shannon Yates
USA
Top 3 TNFM, Top 3 FrWT
2

Casey Lucas
USA
Top 3 TNFM
3

Laura Dewey
USA
Top 3 TNFM
4

Maria Debari
USATop 3 FrWT
1