Rancho Santa Fe resident Skylar Vincent qualifies to compete at USA Snowboarding Association Nationals

Earl Warren Middle School 7th grader Skylar Vincent will be representing Southern California in the USA Snowboarding Association Nationals this year at Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Skylar earned a spot by being one the top-ranked boarder cross riders in the country for his age group. Skylar competes regularly at Big Bear and Snow Valley. Only the top 70 riders nationwide are invited to compete.

USASAskylarThe USA Snowboard Association is a nationally-run organization that fosters the growth of snowboarding and freestyle skiing. Many of the competitors progress from here into the X-Games and ultimately the Olympics. Nationals are held this year from March 27 through April 8.

Skylar not only competes in boarder cross, which is a downhill group race, but also is an excellent competitor in the Giant Slalom, Slope Style, Rail Jam, and Halfpipe. Skylar has been an accomplished athlete in Rancho Santa Fe for many years. He has been a successful part of Pop Warner Football, RC Silver Lacrosse, and RSF Little League. Skylar is the son of Jenifer Gould of Rancho Santa Fe and Skylar Vincent of Escondido.