Nate Holland and Hagen Kearney take the SBX Team Victory at Montafon. Holland pictured. (Getty Images/AFP)
MONTAFON, Austria (Dec. 8) – Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) and Hagen Kearney (Telluride, CO) stuck together for an impressive win at the FIS World Cup team race in Montafon, Austria. It was a tight race the entire way through adverse weather conditions. Teammates Jonathan Cheever and Nick Baumgartner came in fourth. The team heads to the first domestic FIS World Cup the USANA Snowboardcross Cup at Telluride, CO Dec. 13-15.
Nate Holland (Squaw Valley, CA) and Hagen Kearney (Telluride, CO) rode to victory in the FIS World Cup SBX team race.
Teammates Jonathan Cheever (Saugus, MA) and Nick Baumgartner (Iron River, MI) took fourth.
Baumgartner took the season opener win while Kearney who is new to the team took seventh in the finals.
Cheever who suffered an Achilles heel injury last February has been making a comeback finishing sixth in the finals yesterday.
The team heads to Telluride, CO for the first domestic FIS World Cup the USANA Snowboardcross Cup Dec. 13-15 and can be seen on NBC and NBC Sports Network.
QUOTES Nate Holland It was awesome. I always enjoy team races.
After yesterday I was hungry. I didn't race so well yesterday, but I had to win something in Austria just like two years ago in Lech. I also had some success in Bad Gastein. I like races in Austria, the fans are great and fired up.