COPPER MOUNTAIN, Colorado — At the 2014 USASA Nationals, Flow rider Julianne O’neill (maiden name Brackett) took 1st in Women’s class slopestyle and 2nd in Women’s Boardercross. The young woman was on fire the whole event and was easily the stand out in the Women’s class. Riding her Flow Jewel, Julianne rose above the rest of the competition in slopestyle. “The event was perfect!”, exclaimed O’Neill, “All the girls were cheering each other on, and each one of us put our best run down. It was good competition. I was so happy with how I performed”. However, the talented Californian was not content with just one podium. Julianne came right back with a solid 2nd place finish in boardercross. “The boardercross was so intense! It was the most fun! My heart pounds so fast when all of us girls are rubbing elbows. Huge thanks to Adam Neil and the ASC team for helping tune my jib board! I rode my Flow Jewel in slope and boardercross, it might be my favorite board that Flow has!”. [click to continue…]
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Get to know Small Fry Shredder Sophia Capua
With most sports, the common theme that you hear is “ Start ‘em young”. Sophia Capua embodies the very essence of this phrase. At just 6 years old, Sophia is snowboarding well beyond her years. She is one of the hardest working Microns with Flow. She puts out monthly edits that are creative and fun, snowboards any chance that she gets, and is already getting photos in certain publications (most recent in Summit Daily). But if you ask Sophia, snowboarding is anything but work. She is doing it for the simple fact that snowboarding is fun.
For a young aspiring snowboarder, snowboarding is everything. For Sophia Capua, snowboarding is FUN. The main reason that most of us start to do anything, is for the simple fact that it is fun. Sophia hasn’t lost sight of that belief, and from the looks of it, she probably never will. This pint sized shredder loves snowboarding and is constantly pushing her parents for more time on the mountain.
Local Spots & Favorite things about Snowboarding
Sophia hails from Colorado and frequently inhabits the local spots of Copper Mountain & Loveland Ski Resort. The young Micron snowboards at any chance that she gets. For this reason, “Dad’s Park” (a.k.a the Capua’s backyard) was created. Sophia is not scared one bit, she loves hitting rails and doing jumps that seem to be nearly 3X her size. Anytime that Sophia can have a snowboard under her feet is a good time.
10 Words with Sophia Capua
Family Shred – “They’re Awesome!”
Snowboarding – “Surfing on the Snow”
Copper Mountain – “Halfpipe”
Flow Snowboarding - “My Snowboarding Family”
Slopestyle- “It has big jumps and Sarka (Pancochova) is awesome!”
Yoda Costume – “LightSaber”
Dancing – “Is cooler when you are on a snowboard”
USASA Nationals- “New Friends”
Halfpipe – “It has huge walls”
Family – “I love them all”
Sophia Capua is an awesome Micron. She is favorite both on Social Media and here at Flow. With an awesome attitude and amazing talent, the sky’s the limit for Sophia.
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