Pat Moore’s Methodology Hits Sierra-At-Tahoe

words: Pat Moore
photos: Kyle Schwartz

Lake Tahoe and its surrounding area is one of the most historic places for snowboarding progression, in many ways the birthplace of freestyle snowboarding. From the original quarter pipe sessions at ASI with Terry Kidwell, to the revolution of skateboarding's influence by Noah Salasnek and Chris Roach, and to today's hometown of snowboarding's gold medalists such as Hannah Teeter and Jamie Anderson, Tahoe is a staple in snowboarding's culture. This made it an easy choice to bring Methodology to the area with hopes of capturing that history and energy in a gathering of young and old.

Pat Moore in an orange hat. p: Kyle Schwartz

We landed on Sierra-At-Tahoe as our location for its humble approach and current support of snowboarding. Sierra is an incredible resort with everything from a top tier park by Tyson Terpening to an easily accessible backcountry for the legendary Tahoe snow. They came at it full force for the build and logistics of running the event, helping with many costs along the way to make sure as much money went to our event's beneficiary.

A student of Methodology. p: Kyle Schwarz

After a winter full of non stop pacific storms passing over and engulfing Lake Tahoe in massive amounts of snow, we lucked out with a perfect day of 60 degree weather and bluebird skies. Over 150 people signed up to race, each taking their chance to put down their fastest times and best method airs. In many of the divisions the times were so close that the method scores (scored from a 1-10, with a 10 deducting 1 second off their run's time) disrupted the top 3 positions. Truly making the contest a combination of speed and style. All of the classes were stacked with some of the best riders in the area, including USASA national riders in the 15 and under classes, Tahoe legends like Josh Feliciano and Nick Poochachoff, and Pros such as Tucker Andrews, Hans Mindnich, Christian Conners and Aspen Weaver. Local rider Denver Orr stole the show with his massive method airs, winning him the Method of the Day and taking home a Traeger Grill.

At the end of the day all of the competitors and spectators gathered to celebrate a day full of good times and snowboarding. After the trophies were handed out and prizes were won, we signed over 100% of the event's proceeds to the Revert Foundation. With the help of all the sponsors and participants, we raised $8,638 which the organization will use towards sharing snowboarding with kids who wouldn't otherwise be able to experience it. Chris Roach was on hand to accept the check and was moved not only by the funds raised but also the love and support they received for their generous work with the foundation.

A solid turnout. p: Kyle Schwarz

If you are interested in supporting the Revert Foundation in any way, please visit their website at We have to thank Vans in a major way for being our title sponsor and supporting Methodology on many levels. Also a huge thank you to the supporting sponsors Sierra At Tahoe, Ninja Suits, K2 Snowboarding, Electric Visual and the product sponsors Traeger Grills, Drink Tanks, Volcom Snow, Crab Grab, Villager Goods, The Village Boardshop, and MezWorks. We look forward to our next Methodology event will be at Loon Resort on March 31!

Denver Orr. p: Kyle Schwartz

Best Method of the Day: Denver Orr

Girls Under 15
1st Freya Hammerlein
2nd Venture Bruner
3rd Veda Hallen
4th Nevaeh Verduzuo
5th Lillia Verduzuo

Boys Under 15
1st Graydon Ross
2nd Volton Bryan
3rd True Neary
4th Rhyder Bruner
5th Hayden Hadley

1st Marguerite Cossettin
2nd Stephanie Moyinar
3rd Alice Jones
4th Shelley Roberts

1st Cale Meyers
2nd Skindog
3rd James Tase
4th Vic Lawrence
5th Tyson Terpening

Women's Open:
1st Lauren McCauley
2nd Emma Dayberry
3rd Jess Albrey
4th Ruth Szatkowski
5th Greta Kallerman

Men's Open:
1st Tim Rechetniak
2nd Tucker Andrews
3rd Bob Minghini

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