Every year the Holy Oly comes up and instead of spending the day surfing Swami’s like my SoCal stranded snowboarding media contemporaries I found myself once again paying for a flight to Washington out of pocket and trekking 900 miles up to the Holy Oly. As this is technically a story about my day off I will not be paying attention to grammar and punctuation. As a matter of fact I won’t even be writing a new story. Instead I will just showcase the who, what, where, when and why of the Seventh Annual Holy Oly. Deal.
Who: Allister Shultz, Austin Hironaka, Forest Bailey (Mayor Of Tube Town), Russel Winfield, Jason Robinson, Todd Schlosser, Peter Line, Forrest Burki, Johnny Lazzereschi, Ivan Murchinko, Manuel Diaz (Holiest Of The Oly), Jesse Burtner, Krush, Jamie Lynn, Laura Hadar, Joey McGuire, Andy Bergen Sperry, Scotty Wittzle, Bart Pattitucci, Bryan Fox, Kurt Jenson, Jessica Kimura, Sean Genovese, Kyle Fisher, Ben Biloq
What: The largest quarterpipe built in North America in 5 years!
Where: Summit At Snoqualmie or Hyak if you were riding in the 80’s.
When: April 9th, 2011.
Why Not: Because this is snowboarding not a fucking apology and quarterpipes with two feet of oververt are badass. How else will you find out who the Holiest of The Oly is? Of note is the fact that 2 pallets of beer were on the line. Plus free Cobra Dogs!
Officially the results are as follows:
NW Method Award- Scotty Whitzle
Mayor of Tube City: Forest Bailey
Future of NW Shred Award: Bart Pattittuchi
Highest Air: Jay Kelly
Land-Am: Stephan Krumm
Holy Diver: Dan Manning
Best Trick: Matt Wainhouse (front 900 tail grab)
Where you been: Allister Schultz
Holiest Of The Oly: Manuel Diaz