Cassie Wagar just shy of Junior Worlds finals

Posted By: The Ski Channel on March 30, 2011 8:18 am

Author of Story: Elizabeth Karam/USSA.ORG

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Cassie Wagar led the USA’s charge Wednesday finishing 18th in the FIS Junior World Snowboard Championships parallel giant slalom. Slovenia’s Tim Mastnak and Switzerland’s Julie Zogg were crowned PGS Junior World champions in Valmalenco.

Wagar showed strength in the PGS qualification rounds. However, her day was cut short by a mere 14-hundredths, finishing just outside the top 16 in 18th. Zogg proved dominance throughout the heats taking names as she raced her way to the finals clinching the Junior Worlds champion title buy nearly a second. Zogg was joined by teammate Stefanie Mueller who took silver and Germany’s Cheyenne Loch who landed bronze.

For the men’s race, Mastnak took charge beating Austria’s Luka Mathies for the gold medal. Italy’s Edwin Coratti rounded out the podium securing bronze. Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s Christian Allen fronted the U.S. men’s efforts finishing in 21st.


Gold: Tim Mastnak, Slovenia
Silver: Lukas Mathies, Austria
Bronze: Edwin Coratti, Italy
Did not qualify for finals
21. Christian Allen, Center Harbor, NH (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)
30. Aaron Muss, Munson, NJ (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)

Gold: Julie Zogg, Switzerland
Silver: Stefanie Mueller, Switzerland
Bronze: Cheyenne Loch, Germany
Did not qualify for finals
18. Cassie Wagar, Steamboat Springs, CO (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)
34. Rosina Mancari, Anchorage (Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club)

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