Words by Matt Peterson / Rider: Todd Richards Photo: IJ Valenzuela

Tom Sims was King again this weekend at the 34th  annual Tom Sims Retro World Championships at Boreal Mountain Resort, where it all began. From around the globe, iconic snowboarders came to reunite and celebrate Tom’s legacy. 

Snowboarding’s colorful past was represented well with the likes of Noah Salasnek, Terry Kidwell, Chris Roach, Andy Finch, Mike Chantry, Don Szabo, Don Bostick, Kevin Delaney, Todd Richards, Mikey & Tina Basich, Andy Berendsen and many, many more. Along with the all the legendary riders and retro boards, were the next generation of shredders like Ryan Flaska, Seth Hill and Caleb Bonneville.

This three-day snowboarding family reunion was just what this industry needed. No prize money or live television coverage. Just pure snowboarding with friends family in a hand-dug halfpipe with a heavy metal band. It was a snowboarding contest in its purest form, which is to say it was messy, ran late and was completely awesome.

Legendary Tahoe metal band, Fortress lead by Standard Films’, Dave Hatchet finished off the weekend with special guest, Kevin Jones by slaying the Boreal Deck just like they may have in the late 90’s. Shredders were stoked, memories were made and reunions happened. The event will happen again next year at Boreal Mountain Resort for it’s 35 th year and we highly recommend you put it on your calendar. Thanks to everyone who helped make this happen. And— Thanks Tom!


 
OVERALL RESULTS

Overall Legends Ms

1. Nate Holland
2. Cameron Beck
3. Todd Richards

Overall Legends Ws

1. Christie Elder
2. Lori Gibbs
3. Tina Basich

Overall Open Ms

1. Cody Horan
2. Adam Lechner
3. Ryan Flaska

Overall Open Ws

1. Christie Elder
2. Lori Gibbs
3. Griselda Sheehan

Overall Open Junior Bs

1. Caleb Bonneville
2. Zaca Ussher
3. Evan Lilly

Overall Junior Gs

1. Hazel Kyle
2. Peighton Coffee

 

PIPE RESULTS

Legends Pipe Ms

1. Todd Richards
2. Nate Holland
3. Andy Finch

Legends Pipe Ws

1. Christie Elder
2. Griselda Skeehan
3. Tina Basich

Open Pipe Ms

1. Ryan Flaska
2. Adam Lechner
3. Cody Horan

Open Pipe Ws

1. Christie Elder
2. Griselda Skeehan
3. Lori Gibbs

Open Pipe Junior Bs

1. Caleb Bonneville
2. Zaca Ussher
3. Rider Roach

Open Pipe Junior Gs

1. Hazel Kyle
2. Peighton Coffee

 

RACE RESULTS

Legends Race Ms

1. Nate Holland
2. Cameron Beck
3. Mario Paolo Dabbeni

Legends Race Ws

1. Christie Elder
2. Lori Gibbs
3. Tina Basich

Open Race Ms

1. Emilio Botero
2. Cody Horan
3. Chris Roach

Open Race Ws

1. Christie Elder
2. Lori Gibbs
3. Griselda Sheehan

Open Race Junior Bs

1. Caleb Bonneville
2. Evan Lilly
3. Paul Ronzone

Open Race Junior Gs

1. Hazel Kyle
2. Peighton Coffee

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