Chopo Podiums at the World Championships
The 2011 Subaru Freeskiing World Championships went off this last weekend on Snowbird's hallowed flanks, and it was a big mountain comp like no one was expecting. Team Panda rider Chopo Diaz placed 3rd behind Drew "The Flyin' Hawaiian" Tabke and surprise competitor Sage Cattabriga-Alosa, as the competitors pressed the style meter to the max in what became an all mountain slopestyle competition. Corked 360s and 720s were mixed in amongst backflips and 180s off Snowbird's massive cliffs, taking the term "natural terrain park" to another level.
Congratulations to Angel Collinson and Drew Tabke for taking 1st place not only in the Finals at Snowbird, but the overall World Tour!
Panda shout out to recent initiate Carlo Traverelli who also placed in the top 15 with a pair of Panda Poles-Thanks Carlo, nice work buddy! We'd also like to tip our hats to Panda Team Manager Oakley White-Allen for taking a pair of Pandas to the finals and to Julian Carr, Seth Underwood, and Scotty VerMerris for killing it in the qualifier with our poles.
Final Results from the 2011 Subaru Freeskiing World Championships
Chopo taking the podium at the 2011 Subaru Freeskiing World Championships.