Westport's Julia Marino finished third in the Girls 12-13 slopestyle competition in the United States of American Snowboard Association National Championships. The competition was held earlier this month at Copper Mountain in Colorado.
Julia, 13, is an eighth-grader at Bedford Middle School. She finished with a score of 93.0. Lindsea Lumpkin of Colorado won with a score of 97.7. Thirty-two snowboarders registered for the competition. Marino also finished fifth in the boardercross and 12th in the halfpipe.
Julia is also a standout soccer player for the Beachside Soccer Club . She trains for snowboarding competitions on weekends over the winter with the Stratton Mountain Competition team in Vermont.
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