snowboarding bios

Fleur Connolly aka Fleur the blur
Current sponsors: P3 Snowboard Shop in Mammoth Lakes, Kelly Clark Foundation, Team JACOB
Years riding: 11
Years alive: 17
Fastest girl in CA and NV (1st overall) in State Champions 2014 & 2015 combined Giant Slalom and Slalom
Boards: 145 Flow, 144 Stuf, 146 Roxy Eminence
Bindings: Flux, Burton race plates, Burton risers
Boots: Vans
Stance: 27 deg front, 7 deg back
Team: Mammoth High School Snowboard

In her own words:

Growing up at the best ski resort in the country has definitely made an impact on me. I’ve gotten to get out of school early almost every day since I was nine to go up to the hill and ride. Because of this, my love for snowboarding has grown and developed over the years, and I’ve gone from a park rider to a freerider that loves going fast. I love taking speed runs, and challenging my control by riding gates. I’m currently balancing schoolwork with riding, and I try   my best to ride as much as I can in my free time.  


John Connolly aka elefante
Current sponsors: AMP (a missing panda), Mammoth Community Foundation, Kelly Clark Foundation, and trying for Huy Fong Sriracha sauce (because he likes it, paging David Tran...)
Years riding: 7
Years alive: 10
2015 series winner in Mammoth Mountain's USASA Unbound Series for ages 8-9
2015 placed 6th overall at USASA Copper Mountain Nationals
Boards: 115 Burton Chopper, 120 Lib Ripper (retired x2), 120 Burton Chopper
Bindings: Burton
Boots: Burton
Stance: 12 deg front, -8 deg back
Team: Mammoth Mountain Snowboard Development, A-Team
Gear: POC Skull Comp "POPO" helmet, Dakine wrist guard gloves, Bauer armored hockey shorts, EVS motocross compression suit, and chewed out mouth-guards from Footloose

From the workhorse's mouth:

       My name is John Connolly, and I LOVE to snowboard in the Winter and skateboard in the Summer.  I was born in Mammoth Lakes California, my favorite place to ride is Mammoth Mountain, but, I really like June Mountain because it has more powder.  In 2012, I got 2nd place overall in USASA Nationals at Copper Mountain, Colorado.  I 'm very grateful for my family, 6 pets, Mammoth skate parks, coaches/teachers, friends, soccer, my new dirt bike that my uncle is working on, and everything else that makes life GREAT.
John's Competition History (partial)


Place Date Event Name Location

2 1/10/2016 Rail Jam 2 Mammoth Mountain
4 1/3/2016 Rev Tour Qualifier Slopestyle Open To All Age Classes Mammoth Mountain
2 12/28/2015 Slalom 2 Mammoth Mountain
2 12/28/2015 Giant Slalom 2 Mammoth Mountain
2 12/27/2015 Slalom 1 Mammoth Mountain
2 12/27/2015 Giant Slalom 1 Mammoth Mountain

12/13/2015 Rail Jam 1 Mammoth Mountain
5 4/3/2015 Snowboard and Skier Banked Slalom Copper
15 4/2/2015 2015 USASA National Championships Boardercross Copper
14 4/1/2015 2015 USASA National Championships Slalom Copper
19 3/31/2015 2015 USASA National Championships Giant Slalom Copper
12 3/30/2015 2015 USASA National Championships Slopestyle Copper
5 3/29/2015 9 and Under Snowboard Rail Jam Copper
5 3/29/2015 2015 USASA National Championships Halfpipe Copper
1 3/8/2015 Slopestyle 2 South Park BXSX Track
2 3/7/2015 Slopestyle 1 - DATE CHANGE South Park

continued...

PlaceEvent DateEvent NameLocation
23/1/2015Halfpipe 222ft Pipe Main Park
12/28/2015Halfpipe 1 - DATE CHANGE22ft Pipe Main Park
12/22/2015Boardercross 2 - Location/Date ChangeBear Mountain
12/22/2015Boardercross 1 - Location/Date ChangeBear Mountain
11/31/2015Banked Slalom - NEW DATEMain Lodge in Ralphies
31/18/2015Rail Jam 2Main Park
11/17/2015Giant Slalom 2 - DATE CHANGEMain Lodge in Fascination
11/17/2015Slalom 2Main Lodge in Fascination
11/4/2015Rail Jam 1Main Park
112/28/2014Slalom 1Main Lodge in Fascination
112/28/2014Giant Slalom 1Main Lodge in Fascination
13/8/2014Boarder/Skiercross 1 - RESCHEDULEDMammoth Mountain, CA
53/2/2014Slopestyle 2Mammoth Mountain, CA
33/1/2014Slopestyle 1 - RESCHEDULEDMammoth Mountain, CA
42/23/2014Halfpipe 2Mammoth Mountain, CA
42/23/2014Halfpipe 3 Mammoth Mountain, CA
22/2/2014Rail Jam 2Mammoth Mountain, CA
31/25/2014Halfpipe 1Mammoth Mountain, CA
21/5/2014Slalom 2Mammoth Mountain, CA
21/5/2014Giant Slalom 2Mammoth Mountain, CA
212/28/2013Slalom 1Mammoth Mountain, CA
112/28/2013Giant Slalom 1Mammoth Mountain, CA
212/15/2013Rail Jam 1Mammoth Mountain, CA
34/12/20132013 USASA National Championships SlalomCopper
44/12/20132013 USASA National Championships GSCopper
34/12/20132013 USASA National Championships HalfpipeCopper
54/12/20132013 USASA National Championships SlopestyleCopper
84/12/20132013 USASA National Championships BoardercrossCopper
184/12/20132013 USASA National Championships Rail JamCopper
11/13/2013Slalom #1Mammoth Mountain
11/13/2013GS #1Mammoth Mountain
11/12/2013Halfpipe #1Mammoth Mountain
112/29/2012GS #2Mammoth Mountain
112/29/2012Slalom #2Mammoth Mountain
812/8/2012Rail Jam #1Mammoth Mountain
DNF 3/10/2012SBX & SX Two
32/12/2012Slopestyle Two
32/11/2012SBX & SX One
32/5/2012Slopestyle One
112/4/2012Rail Jam
21/29/2012Halfpipe One
231/28/2012Rail Jam One
21/8/2012GS Two
11/8/2012Slalom Two
212/17/2011Slalom One
312/17/2011GS One


The Blur's USASA Competition History (partial)

Place Event Date Event Name Location
10 4/2/2014 Group Two Snowboard Giant Slalom Copper
27 4/1/2014 Group Two Snowboard Slalom Copper
1 1/5/2014 Slalom 2 Mammoth Mountain, CA
1 1/5/2014 Giant Slalom 2 Mammoth Mountain, CA
2 12/28/2013 Slalom 1 Mammoth Mountain, CA
2 12/28/2013 Giant Slalom 1 Mammoth Mountain, CA
1 1/13/2013 Slalom #1 Mammoth Mountain
1 1/13/2013 GS #1 Mammoth Mountain
2 12/29/2012 Slalom #2 Mammoth Mountain
1 12/29/2012 GS #2 Mammoth Mountain
1 1/8/2012 GS Two
1 1/8/2012 Slalom Two
5 1/23/2011 Slopestyle #1
3 1/22/2011 BoarderCross #1
2 12/12/2010 Slalom #1
1 12/12/2010 Slalom #2
2 3/14/2010 Boardercross
1 3/13/2010 Halfpipe
2 3/7/2010 Slopestyle
2 3/6/2010 Slopestyle
1 2/28/2010 Boardercross
1 2/27/2010 Halfpipe
1 2/7/2010 Slopestyle
1 2/6/2010 Giant Slalom
1 2/6/2010 Giant Slalom
2 1/24/2010 Halfpipe
1 1/3/2010 Slalom
1 1/3/2010 Slalom
3 12/20/2009 Boardercross
3 3/8/2009 Boardercross
2 3/7/2009 Halfpipe
4 3/1/2009 Slopestyle
3 2/28/2009 Slopestyle
3 2/28/2009 Slopestyle
4 2/8/2009 Boardercross
3 2/1/2009 Halfpipe
4 1/31/2009 Giant Slalom #1
4 1/31/2009 Giant Slalom #2
4 1/11/2009 Boardercross
4 1/10/2009 Halfpipe
3 1/3/2009 Slalom #1
3 1/3/2009 Slalom #2
2 3/9/2008 Boardercross ®
3 3/1/2008 Halfpipe
3 2/10/2008 Boardercross ®
3 1/13/2008 Boardercross ®
4 1/12/2008 Giant Slalom #1
4 1/12/2008 Giant Slalom #2
3 12/15/2007 Slalom #1
3 12/15/2007 Slalom #2
2 12/2/2007 Slopestyle



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