OMS snowboarder, Margie Black, competes in the Toyota US Rev Tour at Copper Mountain
While in CO, sophomore, Margie Black, fresh off from her first US Grand Prix last week, also competed in the Toyota US Rev Tour hosted at Copper Mountain. The Toyota US Rev Tour is a FIS sanctioned series in which there are 4 stops held at different locations across the US. The first two stops at Copper consisted of halfpipe events, and Margie competed in the pipe on Tuesday and Wednesday in the doubleheader. On Tuesday, Margie narrowly missed a top ten finish and landed in 11th place. This was an amazing result as Margie was competing against the world’s top female amateur pipe riders in which 7 out of the top ten were international riders. In her second pipe event held on Wednesday, Margie fell on her first run and landed her second (not so clean as the day before) which landed her in 17th place.
These larger scale early season events are a huge growing opportunity for OMS snowboard athletes as the FIS level events are opportunities to compete against the best amateurs in the US and in the world for that matter, as well as giving our athletes goals to work towards throughout the course of the season. With very little pipe training leading into these events, we couldn’t be more proud of Margie’s efforts at the Grand Prix and Rev Tour over the past week!