SODA SPRINGS — El Dorado High alumni Cody Horan claimed first place in the open class of the recent 2014 Tom Sims Retro World’s Snowboarding Championships at Soda Springs, the place competitive snowboarding got its start back in 1983.
Horan won the giant slalom’s timed, best-of-two-runs event. His second run time of 30.36 was the only recorded time under the 31-second mark. Horan is a two-time winner of the open class.
The two-day event honored the late Tom Sims and attracted legendary snowboarders like Terry Kidwell, Chuck Barefoot, Shaun Palmer and Chris Roach along with recent Olympians Danny Davis and Marc McMorris for some old school shredding.
Horan also took second place the next day in the men’s open class halfpipe competition. Overall, he was an open class winner for the two days.
As a senior at El Dorado, Horan was No. 1 on the South 1 All Division team and No. 4 on the All State team. He helped the Cougars edge Union Mine 995-994 for the South 1 banner the same year the Diamondbacks ended up first in the state.