SOLANA BEACH, CALIF. January 17, 2013: The Recon Tour presented by Monster Army kicked off Saturday January 12th at Park City Mountain Resort in Utah. The ski and snowboard slopestyle contest drew over 130 total entrees from Utah, Idaho, Montana, Oregon and as far back as the Northeast who all made it out for the inaugural Winter Recon Tour series.
The top 3 from every division over the two days were rewarded with cash and prizes, including hand-crafted Winter Recon Tour medals, a $3,000 cash purse for the Open Men and Open Female divisions, Monster Army Paid to Podium in select divisions for Monster Army members and prizes from tour partners Mophie, Freestyle, Coal, Fuel, EVS, Yea.Nice, Pant Saggin Dezignz Surface Sun Systems, Transworld Snowboarding and Freeskier magazine.
The Recon Tour is a championship series that is heading to Mountain High on January 26-27 and concludes at Mammoth Mountain on March 2nd. Points from each round are tallied for an overall winner in each division. The first two stops are open to everyone. The final round at Mammoth Mountain will be an invitational for top finishers from the first two stops worth 1.5X points towards the overall. Overall winners in each division will receive a GoPro camera and overall winners in the open class will be rewarded with an additional $2,500 in prize money at Mammoth.
"It's such a great feeling to bring the Recon Tour to snowboard and ski," said Scott Tilton, CEO of Hookit, which runs the Recon Tour. "We set out last summer to support the athletes by focusing the Recon Tour on sports where up and coming athletes need every opportunity for exposure and recognition to prove themselves. The feedback from the athletes, tour partners and venues is proving we're doing just that."
Special thanks to the crew at Park City Mountain Resort, the coaches and media who made the first stop a huge success. Below is a recap and final results from the first round in each division. For a complete list of results and overall standings or to view photos, videos and athlete profiles, visit www.theReconTour.com.
Sunday 1/13/13 Snowboard Results
The weather Sunday cleared up with sunny skies all day, but the the temperature event even cooled off more to a balmy -15 degrees that morning and never getting over five degrees during the day. Riding for Volcom and Smith, it was sixteen year-old Jack Herald from Tooele, UT who won the Open Men division claiming the $500 cash purse. He was followed by Ryan Flaska out of Park City, UT and Gabe Ferguson from Bend, OR who rounded out the podium in the premiere division.
Lynn Neil of Heber City, UT won the Open Female division and took home $300 cash purse. Michigan native Adam Giola made the trip to win the 15-17 Male division ahead of nearly 20 other entrees. Top finishers from all divisions include:
Open Male Snowboard Results
1st – Jack Herald – Tooele, UT
2nd – Ryan Flaska – Park City, UT
3rd – Gabe Ferguson – Bend, OR
Open Female Snowboard Results
1st – Lynn Neil – Heber City, UT
2nd – Hailee Mattingley – Sandy, UT
3rd – Taelor Mattingley – Sandy, UT
18+ Male Snowboard Results
1st – Andrew Tassell – Park City, UT
2nd – Bardy Durgin – Salt Lake City, UT
3rd – Mitch Wayment – Roy, UT
15-17 Male Snowboard Results
1st – Adam Giola – Clarkston, MI
2nd – Tyler Kulich Harrison – Township, MI
3rd – Jacob Hunsaker – Park City, UT
12-14 Male Snowboard Results
1st – Chandler Hunt – Park City, UT
2nd – Colin Cummins – Park City, UT
3rd – Mathew Grant – Park City, UT
12-14 Female Snowboard Results
1st – Hope Mayernik – Park City, UT
11 & Under Male Snowboard Results
1st – Parker Giblin – Park City, UT
2nd – Wyatt Blake – Park City, UT
3rd – Hunter Goulet – Park City, UT
11 & Under Female Snowboard Results
1st – Lauren Mattingley – Sandy, UT
For a complete list of results, photos, videos and athlete profiles or to register for round 2 of the Recon Tour at Mt. High, visitwww.theReconTour.com.
About the Recon Tour
The Recon Tour was started by Hookit and Monster Energy as is an intelligence-gathering mission to find the best up and coming athletes in the nation through contests for Snowboard, Ski and BMX. We work closely with key partners to support the future of action sports and provide a better platform for the athletes to advance in their sports. For more information on the Recon Tour, visit www.theReconTour.com. You can also follow the tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/recontour, on Twitter @recontour, and on instagram @recontour. To get involved as a sponsor or partner, please contact us at 888-874-3374 ext. 111 or firstname.lastname@example.org.