Announced yesterday, the Solo line up for this weekend's Ultimate Boarder comp includes a bunch of dudes and our girl Lyn-z. Yep, the press release clearly lists her as "Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Cardiff, Calif., only female competitor)". Get it, girl!
The 3rd Annual Ultimate Boarder Championship will pit snowboarders against skateboarders against surfers in all three disciplines. Now, I'm not one to talk smack, and I've only ever seen what Lyn-z can do on a vert ramp and numerous podiums, but I'll say fairly confidently that she'll be the prettiest competition this weekend.
Ultimate Boarder(TM), the triathlon of a new generation, is once again bringing together a stellar roster of athletes that include former Olympians, world champions, and up-and-coming amateurs who will compete in this year's event. Now in its third year, Ultimate Boarder(TM) remains the only event of its kind, a one-week competition to find the athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. A sampling of this year's roster includes:
SURF: Nathan Carroll (Haleiwa, HI), Christian Fletcher (San Clemente, Calif.), Eric McHenry (Cardiff, Calif.), Mike Morrissey (Laguna Beach, Calif.), Ricky Whitlock (Carlsbad, Calif.), Bryce Young (Angourie, AUS)
SKATE: Aaron Astorga (San Diego, Calif., 2008 Ultimate Boarder Champion), Cody and Jack Hagar (Long Beach, Calif.) Omar Hassan (Newport Beach, Calif.), Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Cardiff, Calif., only female competitor), Chad Shetler (Dana Point, Calif., 2009 Ultimate Boarder Champion), Tosh Townend (Huntington Beach, Calif.)
SNOW: Dave Downing (Encinitas, Calif.), Zachary Leach (Santa Barbara, Calif.), Kristian Phillipp (Auckland, NZ), Shayne Pospisil (Mansquan, NJ), William "BJ" Linne (South Lake Tahoe, Calif.), Todd Richards (Encinitas, Calif.)
"I am proud and humbled to have such a distinguished and diverse roster of action sports athletes competing with the passion and dedication to be the next Ultimate Boarder(TM)," said Tim Hoover, Founder and CEO of Ultimate Boarder(TM). "Year after year it gets better and better, which only solidifies our mission of creating an awesome experience for both the athletes and their fans."
In addition, SanDisk (NASDAQ: SNDK), the global leader in flash memory cards, has signed on as this year's presenting sponsor. As the presenting sponsor of Ultimate Boarder(TM), SanDisk will be fully integrated with all marketing and media benefits associated with the event, activating on-site at each stage, and will be stoking out the athletes with their superior products.
"SanDisk is the best in class in its industry, which as our partner, only empowers us further," continued Hoover. "Their support is a true testament to the link between action sports and capturing phenomenal photographs."
Additional sponsors of the event include Verizon Wireless(TM), Samsung, FlexFit®, Northstar-At-Tahoe(TM) Resort, Grand Sierra Resort and Casino, Kicker Audio, Primo Island Lager & Consuul. For complete event details or for more information about any of the athletes, please visit www.ultimateboarder.com