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Michel Macedo of Cascade Winter Sports Club.

Up-and-coming racing stars Michel Macedo and Trevor Maxwell ripped through the gates on Pucci to finish first and second in the Super Bowl Slalom Sunday, narrowly beating out the legendary Master racer Timothy Hill.

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Andrew Weibrecht ripped the Olympic Super G from start to finish to win a surprising silver medal for Team USA.

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The great French freeskier Candide Thevex snagged more than 7 million page views for this first-person video, and it is easy to see why.

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Intense pre-race rituals in Ashland. Photos by Robin Cressy

Editor's Note: Shred Hood Correspondent Robin Cressy was on the scene for Day One of the Oregon Championship Races at Mt. Ashland, and he filed this report from his motel room after a super-busy day on the mountain.

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Jay Pollock of Schnee Vogel tucks to the finish in a PACRAT race held last spring.

Opening weekend for Mount Hood youth and recreational racers has been pushed back indefinitely due to lack of snow, but the high school season will open on Saturday with a race on the Magic Mile.

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Julia Mancuso at age 10, training on Mount Hood. Photo by Brian Robb

Clutch performer Julia Mancuso won her fourth Olympic medal in Russia in the super combined by ripping through the downhill in first place, and then hanging on through a tough slalom course to keep her spot on the podium.

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Snowboard coach Ben Beavon with his Sandy High riders at last year's state championships.

If you know your way around Mount Hood's terrain parks, chances are you have seen Griffin Cummings, Ben Beavon and Tyler Carr in action.

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It's good to be in Ashland after 5 hours in the car.

Editor's Note: Longtime ski racing coach and videographer Robin Cressy is on assignment in Ashland this week for the Oregon State Championships. Here's his first update, wired over from a motel in Ashland after a long day in the car followed by In-and-Out burgers and a 40-person hot tub party. Shred Hood will be running his updates as they arrive this week, with video, photos and stories from States. 

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Jackie Wiles with her brother Steele and her father David after her first World Cup race. Photo courtesy David Wiles.

David Wiles suspected his daughter Jacqueline had serious athletic talent from the age of two, and by the time she was six he had proof.

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Nick Jacobson competing in the Snakes & Hammers contest at Meadows in April 2013.

The nation's top up-and-coming slopestyle and halfpipe specialists will be shredding Mt. Hood Meadows March 9-13 for the fourth and final stop of the 2015 US Revolution Tour.

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