The ladies get “sashy” And Kaya Turski takes the crown at the Kristi Leskinen Homecoming Invitational

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Seven Springs Resort in Pennsylvania played host to the Annual Kristi Leskinen Homecoming Invitational once again this weekend. The Uniontown, PA native chooses to come back to her home resort each year and invite the best of the best female skiers to compete in a slopestyle event. SPT built the course again this year and the jumps were expertly sculpted to a 35-, 45-, 55-foot progression perfection.

The girls had the option of a cannon box over the first jump that Ashley Battersby worked on all day getting a 270 on her first run and a 450 out her second run. Dania Assaly landed a cosack three and a nine while host Kristi Leskinen stomped her seven and made the best of the wall ride at the bottom of the course.

But it was Keri Herman’s signature, super smooth, both way fives, Kaya Turski’s perfect switch sevens and 17-year-old rookie Devin Logan’s misty seven that landed the three of them on the podium with Keri in third, Devin in second, and Kaya Turski taking home the tiara for the second year in a row and poppin’ champagne like she won a championship game.

Michelle Parker and Jen Hudak came in to judge the jam-style event and show their support for their fellow female athletes and help Kristi hype the event on the local television stations.

As always, Seven Springs rolled out the red carpet for the girls with breakfast buffets, parties at the Foggy Goggle and amateur rail jams for the girls to help judge. Monster Energy was also on hand to provide the crowds with some additional stoke.

Later today, the ladies will be shooting clay pigeons for trophies as is also customary at the Homecoming event so stay tuned for additional photos later this weeeknd.