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Final prep before Junior World Snowboarding Championship gets underway in New Zealand | By Lexi Bullis

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  Sept. 5, 2018 – Slinger, WI – Lexi Bullis, an 18-year-old graduate of Slinger High School, is in New Zealand at the Junior World Championship snowboard competition. Bullis is one of three girls from the U.S. to be invited to participate. Bullis is filing stories about her experience and

Snowboarders from Slinger bring home the hardware. By Lexi Bullis

April 7, 2017 – Slinger, WI – The past few days at the 2017 USASA National Championships have gone extremely well for Slinger racers. Slinger senior Alec Nelson placed 10th overall in the Giant Slalom on Wednesday. Slinger senior Cade Miller placed 24th and Slinger senior Connor Zapfel placed 3rd

Slinger senior Connor Zapfel takes third in men’s Giant Slalom. By Lexi Bullis

April 4, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Lexi Bullis from Slinger High School is competing in the 2017 USASA National snowboarding championships in Colorado. She’s been filing stories this week. Her latest post is below. Monday I was a very proud sister. My step brother, Slinger senior Connor Zapfel,

No. 1 finish for Slinger snowboarder at national competition in Colorado. By Lexi Bullis

April 3, 2017 – Slinger, WI – The last few days have been long and tiring. Saturday we had a practice day for all events. We got to train on the courses where we would be racing though out the week. On Sunday, Jayna and I are the only

Slinger H.S. snowboarders prep for 2017 USASA National Championships in Colorado. By Lexi Bullis

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April 1, 2017 – Slinger, WI – On Friday my brother Connor Zapfel, my dad/coach Paul Bullis, my little brother, my assistant coach Jayna Schmittinger and I flew out of Milwaukee at 5:30 a.m. We arrived in Denver at about 7 a.m. mountain time to a big welcome sign

Slinger H.S. sports a pair of WIARA state title holders – Lexi Bullis and Danielle Sylvester. By Lexi Bullis

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Feb. 21, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Slinger High School has a couple of WIARA state champions as Lexi Bullis and Danielle Sylvester took home the title in snowboarding and skiing. Bullis submitted the story below.   So this past weekend was a pretty great. I placed 1st in both

Gearing up for state snowboarding competition this weekend. By Lexi Bullis

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Feb. 16, 2017 – Slinger, WI – Slinger High School junior Lexi Bullis, 16, is headed to state this weekend for snowboarding. Bullis is a well-decorated athlete and she’s posted an update on her accomplishments so far this season. Watch for more updates from Lexi Bullis as she heads

Strong testimonial for

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  Hey Judy!!  I wanted to send a little note of thanks.  As you know, I started racing competitively on a snowboard last year and did well at USASA Nationals.  This season, I am training to do even better.   It is an expensive sport and I am looking

Lexi Bullis ranked 4th in the nation following USASA

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I ended my trip with a great race finishing 3rd to qualify for brackets in GS. I made it to the final four but fell and only came in 4th. However, for not knowing about nationals till the end of the season, I am proud that I am ranked

Slinger H.S. sophomore preps for last day at Nationals

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  Today is my last day competing in the USASA Nationals 2016.     On Wednesday I didn’t compete in boardercross because of the speed and the features in the course. I am a racer and not a free stylist so I was not used to anything like this.

Slinger H.S. snowboarder preps for Thursday competition

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  So today was a pretty good day. My step brother competed in the time trials for Nationals and I had a practice day.   The new boots are a work in progress. I need to break them in before Thursday.   It’s going to be a rush getting

Sketchy start and Bullis pulls out impressive finish

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So today was my first race day. I raced slalom in my Alpine board. The nerves got to me and I slipped out my first run but still finished with an OK time.   My boots were giving me trouble because they are so old and they rub. I

Games officially underway in Colorado

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 Training day. It was tiring but warmer and the conditions were amazing. It’s very evident that people living in the Midwest or out east have an advantage over the locals or the people out west. We are used to racing on ice while they are used to softer, more

April Fools celebrated on the hill in Colorado

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Today was a great rest day for me even though it was still a bit of a work out. We left Copper Mountain and went to Arapahoe Basin to ski. We got there and it was a very interesting crowd. Everyone was dressed in a bunch of really hilarious

Bullis gets her game face on at nationals in Colorado

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  Today was a great day. We started skiing bowls with fresh powder and no tracks.   It was a ton of fun and I was really happy and excited to be out here at Copper.   After lunch I switched over to my Alpine board and was working

Slinger sophomore working to find her groove at national

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 So the first day of training was a little rough. I wasn’t expecting the amount and height of the jumps in the border cross course. I fell trying to do them and ended up training in the terrain park learning how to do them. But all in all I

Slinger H.S. snowboarder arrives in Colorado

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So what was thought to be a 22-hour drive out to Summit County in Colorado ended up only being about 18 hours.   It was exciting once we got out here but now the reality is setting in and I’m getting really nervous.   Everyone around me says I’ll

Slinger H.S. sophomore prepares for national competition

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My name is Lexi Bullis and I am heading to USASA Nationals to compete in the Giant Slalom, Slalom and Boardercross events for snowboard at Copper Mountain, Colorado.   I have been skiing since I was 2 years old and snowboarding since I was 4 years old.   I