The events of the 2002 Paul Mitchell American Snowboard Tour will air on Fox Sports Net over the next four weeks.
Beginning Wednesday, March 20th, four shows tracking the three 2002 AST events will be broadcast to more than 75 million homes at 11:30 am, 4:30 pm and 2:30 am in all time zones for the next four consecutive Wednesday’s. In the tradition of the AST, familiar superstars mix with the rider’s of the future in an epic display of tricks and spins.
The first show airing March 18th features 2002 Olympic Gold Medalist Ross Powers is a halfpipe showdown with Luke Wynen as well as Kim Stacy battling Autumn Rose, Sara Pehrson and Paige Warner from Sugar Bowl Resort. Additionally, U.S. and Canadian Olympic and National Team members including Ian Price and Mark Fawcett carve it up in Parallel Giant Slalom.
There will be two shows from Steamboat Resort in Colorado airing Wednesday, March 27th and April 3rd at 11:30 am, 4:30 pm and 2:30 am in all time zones featuring Superpipe, Parallel Giant Slalom and Big Air. Fresh of the Olympic Games, U.S. and Canadian Olympic and National team members Ryan Wedding, Tyler Jewell, Ben Fairchild and Ian Priceput on a blistering display of speed on a hill faster and steeper than the Olympic Games course in Salt Lake at Steamboat Resort.
In the Superpipe, Kim Stacy and Michele Taggart lock horns in a duel for women’s supremacy while Elijah Teter came to hold up the family name on the men’s side.
Finally, Nate Sheehan and Justin Brink throw down in the Big Air contest. The final event of the 2002 AST will air on April 10th at a11:30 am, 4:30 pm and 2:30 am in all time zones from Bear Mountain, CA featuring Superpipe and Big Air contests.Old and new came together at Big Bear Mountain as the future reared it’s head and served notice. A rare appearance from snowboadings first superstar Jeff Brushie showed he hasn’t been left behind making a strong showing with Luke Wynen, Latimer Watson and the most epic run of the year by newcomer Wyatt Caldwell.
In the women’s superpipe, Kim Stacy battles to the end with Carabeth Burnside and Paige Warner for the right to be called AST champion. On one of the biggest jumps ever built for AST Big Air, Nate Sheehan and Justin Brink renew their rivalry for who can throw down the “sic” air and claim the win.
The American Snowboard Tour is sponsored by Paul Mitchell Professional Salon Products, JanSport backpacks, Official XBOX Magazine, Subaru, Optic Nerve eyewear, Dryve Snowboards and Stagg Chili.