Over the last week athletes competed in a triathlon style format: snowboarding at Bear Mountain, surfing at "C Street" Ventura and skateboarding on 60 feet of ramp at Ventura County Fairgrounds to be crowned the "Ultimate Boarder" and take a piece of the $58,000 prize purse.
"Founder, Tim Hoover has to be proud. It's unheard of to see legends Tom Curren and Shaun Tomson in a surfing event these days, a surfing event together, never mind in a heat at the same time. Christian Hosoi and Steve Caballero rode together. Dave Downing, Bjorn Leines and Todd Richards all showed up in Bear to represent the sport that has propelled their careers to superstar status. Christian Hosoi, Steve Caballero and Andy MacDonald skated against each other in the team finals and it was beyond words to witness," said Reelcomp.com.
Ultimate Boarder results:
1st Chad Shetler
2nd Kristian Phillip
3rd Omar Hassan
4th Shayne Pospisil
5th Mike Morrissey
6th Aaron Astorga
7th Dave Downing
8th Cheyne Magnusson
9th Tosh Townend
10th Christian Fletcher
1st place Team Hosoi (Bjorn Leines, Tom Curren, and Christian Hosoi)
2nd Val Surf (Gregory Bokencamp, Anthony Petruso, Eddie)
3rd Old Skool (Zak Hale, Shaun Tomson, Steve Caballero)
Sponsors for the 2009 Ultimate Boarder event include, Title Sponsor – Coast Body Wash, Amtrak California, Bear Mountain, Indfeo Board and 180 All Natural Energy.
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. To register for the Ultimate Boarder Championship, and for event details, rules and eligibility visit ultimateboarder.com.