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Local snowboarder competes at National level competition

Cloquet snowboarder Jake Carlson placed amongst the Nation's top competitors at this year's USASA national snowboard competition held at Copper Mountain, Colo., March 31 to April 5. Riders were all top competitors in Minnesota's USASA competition series and advanced to the National Championships were they left a mark on this year's competition. Carlson traveled to Colorado this month to compete in USASA Nationals competition. Carlson competed in the Men's Jams division (18-22), taking 12th in Boardercross, 12th in Slope style and third in Half Pipe.

These riders have been training hard since early September with the Midwest's premiere snowboard team, the G Team. The G Team works with riders of all ability levels and ages in competitive and non-competitive teams. Riders get to train with experienced and professional coaches to reach their desired goals in snowboarding. Watch for these riders to continue to push themselves in next year's competition series.

For more information on USASA, visit and for more information on the G Team, visit