Alex Tuttle, on the far left, competes in the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Valmalenco, Italy. He claimed his first career podium, finishing second. (FIS-Oliver Kraus)
VALMALENCO, ITA. (Mar. 14) – Alex Tuttle (Sugarloaf, ME) took his first World Cup podium at the FIS Snowboard World Cup in Valmalenco, Italy. Stian Sivertzen of Norway won the event and Hagen Kearney (Telluride, CO) was fifth. The team looks to its final World Cup race on this Friday, March 16 in Valmalenco, Italy.
Alex Tuttle (Sugarloaf, ME) took the lead for the U.S. and second place at the FIS Snowboard World Cup.
Tuttle, from Carrabasset Valley Academy, earned the first podium of his World Cup career.
Hagen Kearney (Telluride, CO) finished 5th.
Kearney rides with International Snowboard Training Center in Colorado and is currently leading the Nor Am tour.
Alex Tuttle That's by far my best result. I never made a big final before. To finish the first one like this was great. I battled with Stian (Sivertzen) all day. He was riding phenomenal. It was great, awesome. I didn't expect this at all. I came in super tired. I had a ton of races in the past weeks. My hopes weren't that high, but it seems that it clicked today.
Peter Foley, head coach The speed was always there and he has been putting this together all season. He rode strong the whole way through and kept edging Sivertzen for first. It was a great day.