Rockstar Winch Jam Rider Information
Toe Jam Stop #1
Orlando, Fla. "The world's premier wakeskate series is ready to begin, with the Rockstar Winch Jam set to go off at the Orlando Watersports Complex in Orlando, Florida on April 23-24. This event will coincide with the WWA Air Nautique Wake Games during the kickoff of the King Of Wake Series, which also includes a wakeskate boat event.
Riders will appreciate the new format allowing winch hits down into the lake as well as a reverse direction from lake up into the Rockstar pool. Semi-finalists will be challenging for six open spots into the 12-man finals. Six other spots are already reserved for past Toe Jam Champions. The Rockstar Winch Jam title will be awarded for "Best Trick."
Past Champions (already qualified)
Thursday, April 23
Practice: 4-8 p.m.
Friday, April 24
Qualifying: 2-4 p.m.
Semis / Finals 7-9 p.m.
For more information, including registration, go to http://byerlytoejam.com
Riders must register on line at http://www.byerlytoejam.com/2009/?page_id=7 by Wednesday, April 22 or pay a late fee on site and register during Thursday's Practise session.
Next Event Of The Toe Jam Wakeskate Series:
Rockstar Rail Jam
The Projects Friday&Saturday; - May 8&9
Check Todd Richards, Torah Bright's bros and DC's Sean Lake at the Roxy Chicken Jam - and Santigold.
Freestyle Motocross Star Dies
Jeremy Lusk, of Temecula, CA, has died after he under-rotated a Hart Attack backflip and slammed head first into the dirt on Saturday, Feb. 7 in Costa Rica. He sustained severe brain damage and a possible spinal cord injury, said Jorge Ramirez, chief of the intensive care unit at Calderon Hospital.
Lusk survived an initial surgery late Saturday night that was intended to stem brain swelling, even though his chances of surviving the procedure were low.
"He was in a medicine-induced coma as a protective measure, and the medicine was being reduced to see how his organism responded," said Ramirez.
"That didn't mean he was going to wake up. He was in shock and that got worse last night, until he stopped responding and entered into cardiac and respiratory failure."
He died with wife, Lauren, his parents, and friends at his side at approximately 11:30 PM PST.
Lusk had just come off an incredibly successful 2008 season, in which he took home Freestyle gold and Best Trick silver at the X Games, and in the process landed the first ever double grab Hart Attack backflip. He also won both Freestyle and Best Trick gold at the X Games Mexico, finished third overall in Freestyle on the '08 Dew Tour, and earned a bronze helmet at the Moto X World Championships.
A trust has been set up in his memory, and donations can be made through the Athlete Recovery fund, www.athleterecoveryfund.com. Jeremy Lusk will be sorely missed and the staff at GrindTV offers our deepest condolences to his family and friends. Please visit his blog for more details. http://prayforjeremylusk.blogspot.com/