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KILLINGTON, Vt. - It was all bluebird skies and big air Sunday as the Paul Mitchell Progression Session went off at Killington resort to cap off the U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix, presented by Sprint. Sam Hulbert (Peterborough, NH) and Mary Sallah (Toledo, Ohio) took the top honors.

Hulbert, a product of the Waterville Valley program, threw a backside 180 board slide 270 on the first box, half cab 50/50 on 180 off the rail, switchback 9, front seven, back nine and a spin on the barrel feature to take the men's win.

"I am so excited. I've never really won any contest this big. I think it's awesome," Hulbert said. "The riding was good. It was intense and I didn't expect to win, and I did, so I'm so happy right now."

Following Hulbert for the men was FLOW rider Tim Humphreys (Basking Ridge, NJ) in second and Stratton Mountain School's Jeremy Thompson (Elka Park, NY) was third.

In the women's competition Sallah, a Stratton Mountain School alum, had a switch front board to front blunt on the down rail and a cab five, back three, front three on the jumps for her win.

"This feels pretty awesome and I'm really excited," Sallah said. "I pretty much grew up in Vermont. I was excited to come back. It turned so nice and the course was perfect and very well put together."

Allyson Carroll (Truckee, Calif.) took second for the women's competition and Madison Blackley (Park City, Utah) was third.

The Paul Mitchell Progression Session closed out an incredible 2009 U.S. Snowboarding Grand Prix season. Stay tuned next year for five halfpipe competitions where the riders will battle it out for a spot on the 2010 Olympic halfpipe team.

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About Killington Resort
The largest ski and snowboard resort in eastern North America, Killington debuts $8.4 million in improvements for its 50th Birthday Season, including the new Skye Peak Express and “The Stash.” Killington Resort features diverse terrain, an expansive lift network, the most extensive snowmaking system in the world and numerous off-mountain activities, including après, dining, shopping and lodging options.