September 23, 2020

Pochini and Byrne crowned 2020 NESS Champs

Shannah Pochini and Tia Byrne won the 2020 Northeast Slalom Series titles in the adult and junior divisions, respectively, during the finals held Sept. 5th at Pangaea Puddle in Canajoharie, NY.

By beating defending champion Skip Hommel in the final round, Shannah became the first No. 1 seed to earn the win and the first female champion since the the male and female divisions were merged three years ago. Dan Warner and Scott Bellefeuille both advanced the the semis before being knocked out.

Tia also rode the No. 1 seed to the win, topping a field that also include Sage Pottbecker (2nd), Addy Byrne (3rd) and Zoe Carpenter (4th).