Chaos Headwear Announces 2010/2011 Team

Chaos Headwear

Steamboat Springs, CO, November 4, 2010 – CHAOS headwear in the US and Canada, have added to their dynamic roster of current sponsored and flow team athletes in snowboard, freeskiing and now telemark with our expert Chaos spokesperson Chris Anthony, of Anthony Adventures. Team members in Snowboard: Chloe Banning, Davis Johnson, Colin Spencer and Jeff Cormack; Freeskiing: Suzanne Graham and Penn Lukens;  Telemark: Lorin Paley.

For the last 21 years Anthony has traveled as a member of the Warren Miller Film Team, freelanced for several publications, Co-Authored a guide book, been commissioned to write a screenplay, hosted and produced television programming, and given substantial time to a variety of charities.

During the 2010/11 season Anthony will serve again as the official Warren Miller Ambassador.  He will emcee for over 60 events this year nationwide, with various Live FOX televised tips for skiing. For TV8 Colorado  he has four different training ‘quick tips’ that will rotate several times daily throughout the season. He has various children’s outreach programs, as well as his world wide extreme terrain adventure ski trips. www.chrisanthony.com.

The Chaos Development Flow Team represents the brand nationwide in events and films.  Chaos is proud to sponsor this team so they can achieve in and advance the world of snow sports.  The enthusiasm for their sport is contagious from within the company all the way to the spectator. This year we have seven officially sponsored team members and a supporting flow team in snowboarding, freeskiing, telemark and base jumping. Listed first are the sponsorship level athletes and their bios, following are the additional development team members’ bios.Look for Chaos this winter on TV 8 Vail and PLUM TV.

TELEMARK

Lorin Paley – US National Telemark Team
Telemark Racing – age 18
Results: 2010/ 2nd place Telemark Classic, 3rd place Sprint, Espot Spain World Cup, 2nd place Sprint, Steamboat Springs World Cup, 3rd place Classic, Bjorli, Norway World Cup. 2009/ 1st place Telemark Classic and Sprint, Junior World Championships, 1st place GS and Classic, US National Telemark Championships. Sponsors: Chaos Hats, Steamboat Ski & Resort, Osprey Packs, Nordic Naturals, Sore No More, Climb On!,  SUPERfeet Insoles, NUUN active hydration, Smith Barney Financial. 2010 Swiss National Team Training Partner. Outdoor Nation Ambassador. Dartmouth College 2015.

SNOWBOARD

Chloe Banning – Semi Pro
boardercross – age 18
Residence- Steamboat Springs, CO
2010 Results: 7th, 6th, 4th, 2nd, 2nd, 1st, 1st, 1st Nor-Am Boardercross; 4th Canadian Nationals Boardercross; 2nd USASA Nationals Boardercross; overall Nor-Am title= World Cup Spot for 2010/2011 season; Junior Worlds 2010 Qualifier; nominated onto the Pacsun USASA Team
Sponsors: Chaos, HMK, Salomon, Pacsun USASA, Troy Lee Designs, Powdertools Snowboard Shop

Jeff Cormack – Pro
rail/halfpipe/slopestyle – age 29
Residence- Boulder, Colorado
1st Place Boardfest, 2nd Place Triple Crown, Red Bull Metal Rail Jam, Chevy Trucks Grand Prix Progression Session Finalist.  The Arctic Challenge Oslo Norway, Money Winner at the Vans Triple Crown Rail Jam, 1st place Boardfest Snow Skate Wake, 2nd Place Board riders Triple Crown, Chevy Trucks Grand Prix Progression Session Money Winner.  Sponsors: Chaos, Vail, Oakley, Kicker Car Audio, Under Armour, Bern Helmets,  Avenue Snowboard Collective.

Davis Johnson – Pro
Slopestyle – age 23
Residence – Breckenridge, Colorado
8th  – Burton US Open – Stratton, VT -Slope style;  2nd  –  Aspen Open –  Slopestyle – 08-09;   Made finals – Paul Mitchell Progression Session – Killington, VT 08-09  Sponsors: Chaos, Forum, Special Blend, Dragon, Powdertools Shop, Steamboat Springs

Colin Spencer – Semi Pro
Board Sports – age 21
Residence- Breckenridge, CO
High Life, by At Once Productions, Reel # 1 by 4 Reel Media, How We Livin, by Stept productions. 2008-2009
Contests: 1st Place Last Park Standing, 1st Cricket Campus rail jam, 1st Jockey Pond Skim, Finalist Grenade Games Grand Finale. Sponsors: Chaos Headwear, Dakine, Northwave, Drake, Vitamin Water, Salomon, and Spy

FREESKIING

Chris Anthony- Pro- Warren Miller Film Ski Team / Big Mountain
Camp owner Chris Anthony Adventures
Residence- Vail, Colorado
Big Mountain- 1996 Alaskan Extreme Skiing Champion, veteran of 8 World Extreme Skiing Championships and 17 Warren Miller Films. Chris Anthony is a Colorado native and longtime Vail resident. For a good portion of his life Chris has been competing on an international level and traveling with the Warren Miller Film Team as talent. Chris has and shot with the legendary action sports company for over 19 years for their annual feature film as well as has been utilized for television productions through Warren Miller Television Productions. Between shoots Chris heads up specialized camps through “Chris Anthony Adventures” in Cordova Alaska, Valbruna Italy and Beaver Creek Colorado. Along with this, Chris is a co-host at the “Camp of Superstars” in Portillo, Chile. Recently Chris has founded the Youth Marketing Initiative LLC. An umbrella program geared to find youth associated programs already in operation, tie them together for more efficiency as well as help raise funds for the programs. Then create the vehicle to market them as well as bring them to the youth population www.chrisanthony.com <http://www.chrisanthony.comsqfeafbbtcawvfdvaddd> .  Sponsors: Chaos, Pentax, Smith, SKI, Obermeyer, Pura Mida, Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, Salomon, Black Diamond, Gamesnake, Vail, GM Factory, Colorado Ski Country.

Suzanne Graham- Pro
Big Mountain skier and Base Jumper
Residence- Salt Lake City, Utah
Focuses: Filming and Shooting, product development, competition, exposure, and generally aiding to the progression of women’s freeskiing as well as freeskiing in general. Only female in the world performing ski-BASE jumps. Sponsors- Chaos, Oakley, Fischer, SixSixOne, Alta Ski Resort, Full Tilt Boots, UFO Plast, Cole Sport, Red Bull www.suzgraham.com

Penn Lukens-
SkiCross, Halfpipe – Age 15
Residence – Steamboat Springs, Colo.
2010 Results: 1st SkiCross USASA Nationals, 9th Halfpipe USASA Nationals, 16th Big White SkiCross FIS NorAm (Canada), 18th SkiCross Junior World Championships in New Zealand (U.S. Ski Team), USSA National Halfpipe Qualifier.
Sponsors: Chaos, Fleischer Sports, Armada, Surefoot.

FLOW TEAM

Tommie Bennett- Coach
Halfpipe/slopestyle Certified Coach at the age of 17
Residence- Vail, Colorado
Coaching to pursue a snowboard Career. Working this season with numerous professional photographers as well as a different production companies. Bennett will be traveling throughout the United States competing in various events, while looking forward to meeting interesting people, the adventures of traveling, and snowboarding.   Sponsors: Chaos, Oakley Goggles, Salomon Snowboards, Bonfire Outerwear, The Boardroom and GSO-Clothing.

Logan Banning
Skiercross – age 15
Steamboat Springs, CO
Results: Last season was Logan’s first season at skiercross.  He finished the Rocky Mountain regional series with a 4th, 3rd and 2 second places, qualifying for USASA National Championships.  After 10 years playing hockey, Logan is now focusing on Skiercross. Sponsors: Chaos, Lowell Whiteman School

Brett Buckles-
SX coach and Freelance journalist – age 28
Residence-Steamboat, CO
Winter of ’09-’10 Buckles will head up the first Junior Ski Cross program in the nation as part of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. She’ll continue to freelance write within the action sports industry as well as pursue other skiing endeavors and opportunities. Injured the winter of 2008 and now writing for the industry magazines, POWDER, SKi, and Skiing and Steamboat mag. Ranked #1 U.S. ski cross woman from 2005-2008. Top 3 overall in Jeep King of the Mountain Tour 2005-2007. X Games competitor 2005-2007. First woman to be a member of two different disciplines as part of the U.S. Ski Team: Alpine (racing) and Freestyle (ski cross)

Andrew Karnowski
Base jumping – age 24
2010/Occupation: Parachute Rigger/Medical Biller
Hometown: Manhattan, KS
2010 Events Attended: Heatwaves Boogie, American Revolution Boogie, Redemption Boogie, Pac750 in Norfolk, Couch Freaks, 24 jumps in 24 hours attempt experience: 459 jumps off 107 different objects Other Sponsors: Bad Seed BASE. When not BASE Jumping: I’m skydiving, slacklining, climbing,  rappelling, snowboarding, speed flying, paragliding, urban exploring,  bicycling, adventure racing, kayaking, Scuba, skating, traveling, and taking pictures.

James Hillier- alias Mowgli
Freeskier, Adventure Entrepreneur- age 27
Residence-Vancouver/Whistler, BC
Hillier is a pioneer in outdoor adventure whether it is on the snowy mountain or luscious rain forest of BC.  He has a directive to promote a lifestyle of social and physical engagement. To assist others discover adventure, he has developed a treasure map of adventure zones in BC on his website: www.mowgli.ca with GPS locations, videos, and directions.  He is also the Operations Manager of AcroBag, a safe crash pad landing used to train athletes and which can be seen at www.acrobag.org.  He is an original delegate ad too original a person not to have on board.  Sponsors: Chaos

Justin Senecal
Pipe and big mountain
Residence-Whistler, BC
Events – US Freesking Open, World Skiing Invitational. Sponsors: Volkl, Marker, Tecnica, Chaos. I live in Whistler and ski almost year around, nothing beats a powder day in Whistler and we have an amazing park and pipe.