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Mischo Erban wins the North American Championship

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Nathan Lang had a strong race finishing second.  Photo SB Smith Photography
 

Vernon, BC, Canada- Mischo Erban completed his amazing sweep of the Vernon DH / IGSA North American Championships.  He put in a dominating performance that was all the more remarkable since he was also the event organizer.

Nathan Lang finished second, Scoot Smith third and Mathew Kroetsch was fourth making it a complete sweep of the final for Team Landyachtz. In the Consolation Final, Kevin Reimer was the winner to earn fifth place.  He was follwed by defending Vernon DH Champion Thomas Edstrand in sixth and 2008 North American Champion Zak Maytum in seventh.  Veteran racer and 2002 IGSA World Cup Series Champion Chris Chaput finished eighth.


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Vernon finalists L-R: 4th Mathew Kroetsch, 3rd Scoot Smith, 1st Mischo Erban, 2nd Nathan Lang.  Photo Marcus Rietema

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Defending NorAm Champ Zak Maytum finished in 7th.  Photo SB Smith Photography

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Veteran Chris Chaput rode his 6-wheeler to 8th place.  Photo SB Smith Photography

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2008 World Champion Brianne Davies can now add North American Champion to her extensive resume. 
Photo Marcus Rietema


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atie Nielson gave Brianne a serious challenge finishing second.  Photo Marcus Rietema
 
Brianne Davies endured an epic battle with Katie Nielson to win the Women's Downhill Skateboarding race.  Katie tried to pass Brianne repeatedly through the corners with the two making contact more than once.  Davies was able to fend off the challenge and pull out a slight lead down the final straightaway to earn the Women's North American Champion title.  Dominique Vukorep finished in third.
 
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Spencer Smith being hoisted up on the podium after winning the Junior Championship.  Photo Marcus Rietema

Spencer Smith rode with strength and confidence to earn the Junior Championship race for skaters 17 and under.  It was the second straight win at the Vernon Downhill for Smith who lives in Seattle, Washington.  George Mackenzie finished in second place.  Number one Junior qualifier Riley Harris finsihed in third. 
 
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Street Luge Podium L-R: 2nd Nick Jean, 1st William Candon, 3rd Colby Parks.  Photo Marcus Rietema

The Street Luge race had a small field with only five competitors but they still served up plenty of action with their three heat race.  Each of the three heats between all five competitors had a different winner.  In the end it was William Candon earning the victory and the North American Champion title.  Nick Jean was second followed in third by number one qualifier Colby Parks who crashed in the first heat.
 
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Organizer Mischo Erban addresses the crowd at the awards.  Photo Marcus Rietema

2009 Vernon DH / IGSA North American Championships

Open Downhill Skateboarding
Final Results


P    First                 Last                   Points
           
1    Mischo              Erban                     383.44
2    Nate                  Lang                      368.62
3    Scott                 Smith                     361.60
4    Matthew            Kroetsch                355.18
5    Kevin                Reimer                   349.25
6    Tom                  Edstrand                343.70
7    Zak                   Maytum                  338.47
8    Chris                 Chaput                  333.50
9    Patrick              Switzer                   328.77
10    Andrew           Chapman               324.24
11    Zen                 Shikaze                  319.88
12    Spencer          Smith                     315.69
13   Jesse                Tynan                    311.64
14    Hugh              Johnson                  307.71
15    Tynan             Eggler                     303.91
16    George           Mackenzie              300.21
17    Mike                Benda                    296.61
18    Brian               Elderkin                  293.10
19    Alex                Tongue                   289.67
20    Raggie            English                   286.33
21    Matt                Rae                        283.05
22    Jeff                 Woodfine                279.85
23    Chip               Wood                      276.71
24    Graeme          Hystad                    273.63
25    Riley               Harris                      270.61
26    Kyle                Martin                     267.65
27    Andrew           MacCannell            264.73
28    Jeremy           Morrow                   261.87
29    Jody               Willcock                  259.05
30    Max                Erwin                      256.28
31    Nick                Jean                       253.54
32    Trent               Albus                      250.85
33    Dillon             Stephens                 248.20
34    Brent              Dubendorff              245.59
35    Nick                Breton                     243.01
36    Sam               Warsh                      240.46
37    Mike               Sanders                   237.95
38    Steve              Lange                      235.47
39    Maxim            Garant Rousseau    233.01
40    Kelsey            Crozier                     230.59
41    Justen            Ortiz                         228.20
42    Scott              Gravelle                    225.83
43    Chris              Kelly                         223.49
44    Ryan              Ricker                       221.18
45    Noah             Clarke                        218.89
46    Rick               Hornbrook                 216.63
47    TJ                  Heizmann                 214.38
48    Simon            Pidgeon                    212.17
49    Nick               Dunmall                    209.97
50    Sean              Sorg                         207.79
51    Blake             Soneff                      205.64
52    Joshua          Weisfeld                   203.50
53    Mark              McKeown                 201.38
54    Eric                Hovey                      199.29
55    Tony              Graves                      197.21
56    Tyler              Martens                    195.15
57    Jeff                Radomsky                193.10
58    Quin              Finocchio                  191.08
59    Graham        Collingwood              189.07
60    Ben               Cornish                     187.08
61    Anna             O'Neill                       185.10
62    Ian                 Fike                          183.14
63    Zoran            Bos                            181.19
64    Blake            Startup                       179.26
65    Mike              McGoldrick                177.34
66    Lee               Cation                         175.44
67    Jeremy         Banting                       173.55
68    James           Ware                          171.67
69    Brianne         Davies                        169.81
70    Marco           Muzzatti                      167.96
71    Kaleb            Haddish                      166.13
72    Gabe             Trainer                        164.30
73    Cody             Shea Sibon                 162.49
74    Ken               Leigh-Smith                160.69
75    Jason            Waines                       158.90
76    Andrew         Quay                           157.12
77    Brendan        Davidson                    155.36
78    Trevor            Preston                      153.60
79    Tim                Fernandez                  151.86
80    Charlie          Daigneault                   150.13
81    Dominique    Vukorep                       148.40
82    Taylor            Riley                            146.69
83    Louis             Roy                              144.99
84    Robbie          Morrow                         143.30
85    Katie             Neilson                         141.62
86    Doug            Wong                            139.94
87    Aaron           Libby                             138.28
88    Jerica           Green                            136.63
89    Emilie           Hebert                           134.98
90    Scott            Campbell                       133.34
91    Quinn           Dubois                           131.72
92    Don              Cleavely                        130.10
93    Christin        Gregersen                     128.49
94    Stefanie       O'Nanski                        126.89
95    Adam           Yates                             125.29
96    Logan           Lavoie                           123.71
97    Chiara          Poscente                       122.13
98    Aaron           Hamilton                        120.56


Women's Downhill Skateboarding
Final Results


P    Name                          Nationality    Points
1.    Brianne Davies           CAN             383.44
2.    Katie Nielson              CAN             368.62
3.    Dominique Vukorep    CAN             361.60
4.    Charlie Daigneault      CAN             355.18
5.    Christin Gregerson     CAN             349.25
6.    Anna O'Neill               CAN             343.70
7.    Jerica Green              CAN             338.47
8.    Chiara Poscente        CAN             333.50
9.    Emilie Herbert            CAN             328.77
10.  Stefanie O'Nanski      CAN             324.24


Junior Downhill Skateboarding
Final Results


P    Name                          Nationality    Points
1.    Spencer Smith            USA            383.44
2.    George Mackenzie     CAN            368.62
3.    Riley Harris                 CAN            361.60
4.    Alex Tongue                CAN            355.18
5.    Gabe Trainer              CAN            349.25
6.    Kaleb Haddish            CAN            343.70
7.    Taylor Riley                 CAN            338.47
8.    Brendan Davidson      CAN            333.50
9.    Quin Finocchio           CAN            328.77
10.  TJ Heizmann              CAN            324.24
11.  Anna O'Neill                CAN            319.88
12. Ian Fike                        CAN            315.69
13. Ben Cornish                 CAN            311.64
14. Quinn Dubois               CAN            307.71
15. Zoran Bos                    CAN            300.21


Street Luge
Final Results


P    Name                          Nationality    Points
1.    William Condon          USA              383.44
2.    Nick Jean                    CAN             368.62
3.    Colby Parks                USA              361.60
4.    Chris Kelly                  CAN             355.18
5.    Brian Elderkin             CAN             349.25

 
 
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