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Stassel third in B.C. slopestyle

Girdwood snowboarder Ryan Stassel picked up a $2,000 paycheck by placing third in the slopestyle event at the Showcase Showdown Friday in Whistler, British Columbia.

Stassel finished behind two Canadian riders, reigning X Games slopestyle champion Max Parrot (346 points) and Darcy Sharpe (339).

Stassel, who made his Olympic debut last month in Russia, scored 323 points.

His third-place finish earned him an invitation to the Shred Show at next month's World Ski and Snowboard Festival in Whistler. Riders there will be vying for a $25,000 purs



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