July 24th, 2001, Santa Cruz, CA – O’Neill, a leading manufacturer of wetsuits, wintersports apparel and sportswear is proud to announce the following members of the 2002 Snowboard Team.
New to the family this year will be halfpipe ripper and Winter Olympics contender Tommy “The Machine” Czeschin. A Mammoth local, Tommy can be found slaying the Mammoth Pipe, or hucking huge backcountry kickers depending on conditions. Another new addition, Jaime MacLeod will be representing the women’s side of shredding. Fresh off a Gold Medal in the Winter X-Games Slopestyle, Jaime is quickly establishing herself as one of the top snowboarders in the world.
For a little Euro flair, Dani “Costi” Costandache joins the O’Neill USA Family. A product of O’Neill Europe for the past few seasons, Dani will continue to jet set across the pond from Europe to the U.S. in search of the best snow. Dani will also continue organizing the infamous O’Neill / Davos SB JAM, each New Year’s Eve.
Rounding out the Family, will be Elan Bushell, Jeremy Jones, and Tom Burt. Elan is quickly gaining much deserved recognition as one of the Top All Mtn. Riders around. Check out Elan and the rest of his crew tearing up Stevens Pass and the rest of the Northwest this winter and in their new video “The Convention” sponsored in part by O’Neill. Jeremy Jones, Transworld Riders poll ’00 – Best Big Mountain Rider, will once again be spending countless heli hrs in AK scooping out the sickest lines along with the Legendary Grandfather of Big Mtn. Riding and AK Guide to the stars, Tom Burt.
Look for special never before seen footage of these riders in O’Neill’s Promotional Team Video: The Family produced by Justin Hostynek, later this fall.