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Snow Team Report 09-22-04

Sep 22 2004 / Wednesday

Wow! What a way to start the 2004/05 season!
Janna Meyen wins Rider of the Year at the 6th annual TransWorld Snowboarding Riders' Poll Awards in San Diego.
Leanne Pelosi wins the Rookie of the Year.
Alexis Waite and Wille Yli-Luoma spark up some FIRE!
John Jackson drops in and gets into the real-estate market by partnering up with some good friends to buy a seven-unit motel in June Lake.
Markku Koski gets the cover of Transworld Snowboarding and his girlfriend gets the cover of Snowboarder in the same month. Seems suspicious. Was that a set-up?
Leanne Pelosi and Laura Hadar both walk away $1,000 richer at the Bear Mountain Hot Dawgs & Rail Jam!

Hot Dawgs & Rail Jam!
On Saturday, September 18, Bear Mountain kicked off the 2004/05 season with hot dogs grilling on the BBQ and over 40 shred dogs giving it their best shot to win some cash during the Hot Dawgs & Rail Jam. The sun was shining and the shred fest was in full effect. A junkyard jib zone was set-up right at the base of Bear Mountain resort, where ThirtyTwo riders like Leanne Pelosi, Laura Hadar, Jake Devine, Casey Nelson, Keegan Valaika and Eric Jackson threw down their bag of tricks. The one hour "express yourself" jib fest was pretty much a free-for-all. Bodies were flying all over the place while trying to make it into the Finals scheduled later that day.
Leanne Pelosi, Laura Hadar, Casey Nelson and John and Eric Jackson made it into the final heat, which was set at the base of the administrative building later that afternoon. The course was simply an 18-stair handrail with a box set in the middle. Some serious jibbing went down during the hour. Leanne Pelosi and Laura Hadar threw down some impressive 50-50s, nose presses and board slides. A number of tricks were thrown down from the rest of the team, as well, but the final results came through at the end of the session with Leanne Pelosi taking the $1,000.

After the event came to a close and the judging staff had already written the names on the checks, they realized that Laura Hadar actually scored the highest points, so they ended up giving Laura $1,000, too. Either way, the girls threw down some serious heat so they both deserved first place and the cash! All in all, the event turned out to be a huge success and a great way to start up the season. A big THANK YOU goes out to Brad Bergenthal for holding down the fort with the ThirtyTwo tent and giving out some goodies to the kids. Thanks, Brad!


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