ULTIMATE BOARDER SURF SKATE SNOW TRIATHLON ANNOUNCES SOLO AND TEAM ATHLETE ROSTER
Legends, pros and young riders will all compete for a $60,000 prize purse
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
Santa Barbara, California (March 18, 2011) – The Ultimate Boarder® Championship announced the official athlete roster today.
The 4th annual week-long event takes place starting April 2nd at Mammoth Mountain and then moves to Seaside Reef, California from April 4 through April 9, 2011. Now in its fourth year, the Ultimate Boarder® Championship is the only triathlon on the planet that brings together the world’s best surfers, skaters and snowboarders for a grueling one-week series.
This is the first year the event has partnered with Mammoth Mountain and the first time in the history of California State Parks there has ever been a skate contest at Seaside Reef and at a California state park.
The unique, spectator and family friendly event will bring together legends of the sport with young up and comers, rookies and professional athletes who will compete in all three sports over a grueling week for a $30,000 first place cash prize. There will also be a team division, and a youth division for kids 15 and under.
“The event shows the history of boardsports and it also shows the future and ties it all together better than any other contest around,” said Nat Young, five-time World Champ Surfer and author of The History of Surfing.
“This is the most talented group of riders we have ever had,” said event founder Tim Hoover. “Anyone can take this year’s prize and I am so excited that we are having a live webcast because now anyone can follow the action during each stage right at their computer.”
The event is free and open to the public and there will be a live webcast starting April 2, 2011 from Mammoth Mountain at www.ultimateboarder.com.
For the most up to date rider list, please visit here.
NOTABLE SOLO ATHLETES COMPETING:
Two time champion Chad Shetler (Dana Point, CA), defending champion Mike Morrissey (Laguna Beach, CA) & inaugural event champion Aaron Astorga (Carlsbad, CA) all will be returning against event veterans Todd Richards (Encinitas, CA); Kristian Philipp (Auckland, NZ); Dave Downing (Encinitas, CA); Cheyne Magnusson (Oceanside, CA); Eric McHenry (Cardiff, CA); Christian Fletcher (San Clemente, CA); Omar Hassan (Newport Beach, CA); Brian Richardson (San Diego, CA); Adam Taylor (Encinitas, CA); Shayne Pospisil (Manasquan, NJ); Trevor Jacob (Mammoth Lakes, CA) Bryce Young (Angourie, AUS); Jonathan Warren (W. Palm Beach, FL); Kyle Knox (Imperial Beach, CA) & Tosh Townend (Huntington Beach, CA) with a solid crop of new comers Chas Guldemond (Reno, NV); Josh Borden (Orange, CA); Zach Miller (Del Mar, CA); Eddie Wall (Carlsbad, CA); Pat Millin (Solana Beach, CA); Greyson Fletcher (San Clemente, CA); Curtis Ciszek (Bend, OR); Scott Blum (Newbury Park, CA) & Kalani David (North Shore, Oahu)
NOTABLE TEAMS competing include: Hurley, LOST, Billabong, Val Surf and Sector 9 with standout athletes like Rob Machado, Curren Caples, Mason Aguirre, Wade Goodall, Connor Coffin, Austin Smith, Pat Duffy, and Steve Caballero.
Snowboarding – Mammoth Mountain, CA (April 2, 2011)
Surfing – Seaside Reef, Cardiff, CA (*April 4-7, 2011) (*waiting period, one-day event)
Skateboarding & Awards – Seaside Reef Parking Lot, Cardiff, CA (April 9, 2011)
LIVEWEBCAST HOSTS (webcast at www.ultimateboarder.com starting April 2nd):
Snowboarding: BRAD J & KEVIN PEARCE w/ TAWNYA SCHULTZ
Surfing: BRAD J & CHRIS COTE w/ MARY OSBORNE
Skateboarding: BRAD J & JESSE FRITSCH w/ HOLLY LYONS
Skate Announcer: SERGIE VENTURA
About Ultimate Boarder
Ultimate Boarder® is a one-week competition to find the athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. Ultimate Boarder® was created in response to the growing popularity of these sports, and as a way to promote healthy athletic lifestyles among young athletes in a positive and competitive environment that grooms role models and heroes for our country’s next generation. The event benefits Free Wheelchair Mission http://www.freewheelchairmission.org, a non-profit that transforms lives through the gift of mobility.
Visit the Ultimate Boarder® Facebook fan page at UBFanPage and follow us on Twitter @UltimateBoarder. For event details, please visit http://www.ultimateboarder.com.