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PacSun USASA 2009-2010 Team Announced

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South Lake Tahoe, Calif. – May 19, 2009 – PacSun and USASA are pleased to announce their 2009-10 snowboard team. 20 of the best US athletes from around the country have been selected to be a part of this grassroots snowboarding team. Athletes were selected based on their performance at the USASA National Championships as well as other major North American snowboard events. These up and comers represent all competitive disciplines including Alpine racing, BoarderCross, Slopestyle, and Halfpipe. Team members will compete this upcoming year in events around the world, some are even making a bid for the 2010 Vancouver Winter Olympic games. USASA Executive Director Jason Toutolmin comments "It’s great to be in a position with our partners to make a difference in the athletic careers of these very talented young riders... We will be hearing a lot from them in the near future."

In the 2008-09 season, PacSun USASA team members had a phenomenal showing at almost every major North American snowboard event of the season. Highlights include Kelly Marren's 4th place finish at the Junior World Championships in Nagano Japan, site of the 1998 winter Olympics. Brett Esser also had a strong year winning the coveted USASA open class Slopestyle event as well as taking home the gold at the Copper Mountain Revolution Tour Slopestyle. This upcoming season the team has added several more high powered riders, including JJ Tomlinson, Nick Sibayan, Celine Valentin, Ben Farrow, Eric Beuchemin, Julianne Brackett and Paul Brichta.

2009 PacSun USASA Team Roster

Tyler Anderson
Paul Brichta
Mikaela Casey
Brett Esser
Faye Gulini
Trevor Jacob
Kelly Marren
Nick Sibayan
Molly Wilson
Celine Valentin
Ben Farrow
Eric Beuchemin
Roger Carver
Mick Dierdorff
Chris Mahaney
Brooke Shaw
Mimi Wiencke
Mike Trapp
Julianne Brackett
JJ Tomlinson

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Press Contacts:

Jason Toutolmin
USASA
PO Box 3927
Truckee, CA 96160
Tel 800-404-9213 ext. 7
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About USASA

United States of America Snowboard Association is a non-profit organization committed to developing fair, safe, and fun snowboard competitions throughout the USA. Additionally, USASA coordinates the biggest snowboard event in the world, with over 1500 athletes, the USASA National Championships. In 2007 major action retailer, PacSun, and USASA partnered to promote grassroots amateur snowboarding at its highest level.

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