SanDisk “On Board” as Presenting Sponsor
GOLETA, Calif., March 9, 2010 – Ultimate Boarder, the triathlon of a new generation, is once again bringing together a stellar roster of athletes that include former Olympians, world champions, and up-and-coming amateurs who will compete in this year’s event. Now in its third year, Ultimate Boarder remains the only event of its kind, a one-week competition to find the athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. A sampling of this year’s roster includes:
SURF: Nathan Carroll (Haleiwa, HI), Christian Fletcher (San Clemente, Calif.), Eric McHenry (Cardiff, Calif.), Mike Morrissey (Laguna Beach, Calif.), Ricky Whitlock (Carlsbad, Calif.), Bryce Young (Angourie, AUS)
SKATE: Aaron Astorga (San Diego, Calif., 2008 Ultimate Boarder Champion), Cody and Jack Hagar (Long Beach, Calif.) Omar Hassan (Newport Beach, Calif.), Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Cardiff, Calif., only female competitor), Chad Shetler (Dana Point, Calif., 2009 Ultimate Boarder Champion), Tosh Townend (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
SNOW: Dave Downing (Encinitas, Calif.), Zachary Leach (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Kristian Phillipp (Auckland, NZ), Shayne Pospisil (Mansquan, NJ), William “BJ” Linne (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.), Todd Richards (Encinitas, Calif.)
“I am proud and humbled to have such a distinguished and diverse roster of action sports athletes competing with the passion and dedication to be the next Ultimate Boarder,” said Tim Hoover, Founder and CEO of Ultimate Boarder. “Year after year it gets better and better, which only solidifies our mission of creating an awesome experience for both the athletes and their fans.”
In addition, SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, has signed on as this year’s presenting sponsor. As the presenting sponsor of Ultimate Boarder, SanDisk will be fully integrated with all marketing and media benefits associated with the event, activating on-site at each stage, and will be stoking out the athletes with their superior products.
Additional sponsors of the event include Verizon Wireless, Samsung, FlexFit, Northstar-At-Tahoe Resort, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Kicker Audio, Primo Island Lager & Consuul. For complete event details or for more information about any of the athletes, please visit ultimateboarder.com.