Two Nationals' gold medals for Steinhoff

Colfax High snowboard standout medals in three events
By: Gold Country News Service
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Colfax High senior Nelly Steinhoff competed at last week's United States Snowboard Association’s Nationals in Copper Mountain, Colorado and came home with a pair of gold medals and one bronze.

Steinhoff, the reining two-time CNISSF state girls snowboard champion, competed in the junior girls division for competitors ages 16-18.

Steinhoff captured firsts in both the bordercross and slalom events and placed third in the giant slalom. Here are the top three finishers in the competition which brought together snowboard competitors from across the nation.

Interestingly, in the giant slalom competition, Steinhoff's main competition were Nevada Union High snowboard team members Celine Holland and Drew Bernadett, both who had battled with Steinhoff in CNISSF events during the regular high school season. 


1.     Nelly Steinhoff, Colfax Ca.

2.     Mackenzie Lepps, Sandy Hook, Ct.

3.     Felicia Turcotte, Park City, Utah


1.     Nelly Steinhoff, Colfax, Ca.

2.     Madeleine Veneziaro, Boulder, Co.

3.     Kathleen Selhorst, Chagrin Falls, Ohio.

Giant Slalom

1.     Celine Holland, Penn Valley, Ca.

2.      Drew Bernadett, Grass Valley, Ca.

3.     Danielle Steinhoff, Colfax, Ca.