Marcus Caston Wins First Stop Of Rahlves’ Banzai Tour

Tahoe City, CA – This past Sunday, under sunny skies and warm temps on a fast and firm race course that included challenging steeps, rollers and berms, some of the best skiers and riders in the game gathered atop Alpine Meadows ski area’s Beaver Bowl for the first stop in the 2011 Rahlves’ Banzai Tour.nA total of 124 skiers and riders competed in Saturday’s qualifiers, with 74 athletes moving on to Sunday’s finals. Competitors and spectators alike were treated to a festive Banzai party at the River Ranch Lodge on Saturday evening and a celebratory finish corral after Sunday’s finals with the winners claiming their take of the $10,000 purse.

Kirkwood Mountain Resort near Lake Tahoe’s South Shore will host the next stop on the Rahlves’ Banzai Tour, with the Eagle Bowl Banzai, Feb. 5-6. The resort’s Eagle Bowl promises to offer another exciting and challenging course.

The grand finale of Banzai will return home to Sugar Bowl Mar. 12-13 with the historic Silver Belt Banzai, the Overall Tour Final and Super Final winner-take-all. For more information or to register visit

Official Results
2011 Banzai Tour
Beaver Bowl Banzai – Alpine Meadows, CA
Jan. 24, 2011

Men’s Ski
1st Place – Marcus Caston
2nd Place – Errol Kerr
3rd Place – Brian Sheehan
4th Place – Jesse Maddex

Women’s Ski
1st Place – Shannon Rahlves
2nd Place – Shelly Robertson
3rd Place – Chloe Georges
4th Place – Langely McNeal

Men’s Snowboard
1st Place – Sylvain Duclos
2nd Place – Graham Watanabe
3rd Place – Matt Clark
4th Place – Jayson Hale

Women’s Snowboard
1st Place – Alison Martin
2nd Place – Courtney Baker
3rd Place – Amanda Spence

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