OFFICIAL PRESS RELEASE – An extraordinary field of professional and amateur action sport athletes from around the world highlight the inaugural Ultimate Boarder™ competition. The core action sport triathlon will feature a slopestyle snowboard competition in Squaw Valley, Calif., Sunday, April 13, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. The contest then moves to Ventura, Calif., for the surf and skateboard stages. In addition to the intense competition, event highlights will include official Ultimate Boarder™ parties and a free, family-friendly street festival on Main St. in Ventura on April 18 featuring more than 30 vendors, live music, fun games for the kids, skateboard demos, and an awards ceremony following the skateboard contest on April 19.
The impressive roster of athletes includes, Aaron Astorga (Carlsbad, Calif.), Andy Finch (Truckee, Calif.), Nathan Fletcher (San Clemente, Calif.), John John Florence (Haleiwa, HI), Omar Hassan (Newport Beach, Calif.), Mitch and Clint Allan (Berrara, Australia), Justin Lamoureux (Squamish, BC), Mike Morrissey (Laguna Beach, Calif.), Todd Richards (Encinitas, Calif.), Mike Rogers (Cocoa Beach, FL), Chris Senn (Maui, HI), Chad Shetler (San Clemente, Calif.), Tosh Townend (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Ryan Wichert (Thousand Oaks, Calif.) and more.
*Fresh off of co-hosting the Winter X Games in Aspen, Lauren Abraham is the newest addition to the live Web cast team.
Squaw Valley USA is one of the largest and most high-concept ski areas in the United States, and was the site of the 1960 Winter Olympics. Perched atop the Sierra Nevada Mountains, with a base of 6,200 feet and spread across 6 peaks and 4,000 acres, Squaw tops out at 9,050 feet.
The contestant who consistently places the highest in all three sports and has the lowest number of ranking points overall will be crowned the Ultimate Boarder™. The event offers a total $50,000 prize purse, with the first-place winner earning $30,000. In addition to the prize money the top 10 finishers will receive an automatic paid entry into the 2009 Ultimate Boarder™ competition.
For more information, please go to www.ultimateboarder.com. For questions or interview requests regarding the Ultimate Boarder™ please contact Jennifer Mangiacapre at 310-996-0239 or Stephanie Weber at 503-757-5799.