Santa Cruz Snowskater Aidan Spiers Takes Third in 5th Annual Ralston Cup

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 16, 2012 2:46 am

Aidan Ralston scored this third-place trophy at Sierra-at-Tahoe’s 5th annual Ralston Cup over the weekend. (Jim Spiers/Contributed)

Santa Cruz’s Aidan Spiers placed third in the 5th annual Ralston Cup, a snowskating slopestyle competition at Sierra-at-Tahoe’s Upper Main, on Saturday, according to Spiers’ step-mom Melissa.

Spiers — who rides for Predog SnowSkates, a Santa Cruz-based and family run company — was a two-time defending champion in the youth category, but Pioneer rider Dustin Orr prevailed, according to Project Snowskate. Adrian Rassmussen took second.

Snowskating is a snowboard-skateboard hybrid sport.

Next up, Spiers, an eighth-grader, plans to defend his third-place finish in the Minus 7 Melee at Donner Ski Ranch this weekend.
– Christina Gullickson, on Twitter at CGullTweets

Editor’s note: An earlier version of this article referred to Melissa as Aidan’s mother. She is in fact his step-mom. This version has been updated with the correct information.