Texas Ski Ranch has concluded half of eight showdowns to come this summer. Despite the ugly weather before the fourth competition, we had an overwhelming amount of athletes enter. With 45 competitors, and only 3hrs, we needed to keep the competition as tight as possible. Our beginner division had 12 riders competing in two heats of six with the top two of each heat advancing to a final round. This was the first time we have needed preliminary and final rounds for our weekly competitions. Once again the riders pushed the envelope of what they brought to the table with their bag of tricks. Brother and sister duo Witt and Holland Finley both took first place honors in their division, Witt in advanced and Holland in intermediate, with Holland just barely sketching out on a double tantrum. We gave Holland one victory lap to see if she could stick it but lost the handle on her landing. Make sure to read up in the future to hear about her landing it because she is so close already. Other riders in the competition really diversified their run by throwing some different combinations such as an ollie on the a-frame to tantrum off by Lucas Snider. The opportunity to work on hitting obstacles is just one of the huge benefits of the TSR cable lake.