Resident Skis to a Gold Medal

Courtesy photo    Alameda resident and gold medal-winning skier Race Roizen on the slopes in Colorado.

Alameda native Race Roizen won the gold medal in the Skier Cross competition (seven-and-under) at the USA Snowboard and Freeski Association (USASA) National Championships April 9, in Copper Mountain, Colo.

Roizen (aka Branson, Race is his middle name) beat nine other division opponents in the final race to win the gold. He completed his trip down the slopes in 66.63. He earned a tournament score of 1,150.

Rozein attends St. Philip Neri. He represented South Lake Tahoe as part of the Sierra at Tahoe ski team. He nailed his starts in both the semi-finals and finals, winning the gold medal over a national field of competitors ranging from Vermont to Alaska.

The USASA is a California-based, non-profit organization with skiers competing in 32 regional race series across the USA. The USASA is made up of more than 5,000 athlete members and more than 600 coaches and officials. 

The USASA hosts more than 500 Snowboard and Freeski events annually at approximately 120 ski resorts in the U.S. The USASA National Championship is the largest snowboard and freeskiing event in the world, and has been held consistently by the USASA for 29 years.