Words & Photos: Mike Azevedo
Boxes For Days at Waterville Valley was one of the most fun contests I have ever been asked to cover. The park staff at Waterville put together a rollercoaster ride of box that the kids couldn’t help but huck themselves down. Competitors had to prove themselves on the small box before they could attempt the long ride.
It was local wildcard James Frawley to be the first to master the lexan turnpike winning himself a brand new Park Pickle. The others began to catch the hang of it and started racking up points for each time they completed the line of boxes. There were plenty of zeach’s and even a few combo’d into scorpions but Robert Conners was the only one to make it sideways through the whole thing. Even though he was completely out of control spinning like a saucer through the 2nd half we’ll still give it to him.
The crowd cheered for the makes and cringed at the slams but when it was all said and done Parker Szumowski took home the victory. This little ginger managed to make it to the end a whopping total of 5 times narrowly edging out Andrew Aarronson. Overall it was a very fun filled and entertaining day at the valley. I’d like to thank Krush Kulesza, Luke Mathison and the Waterville park staff, Eastern Boarder, Coal, Gnu and Lib tech for putting on a great event.