Newport Beach, CA January 11, 2010 – The Sports Syndicate’s JJ Thomas went huge in the pipe to place 3rd at the second Grand Prix stop at Mammoth Mountain.

The 2002 Bronze Medalist has been having a great season so far. With top 5 finishes on the Grand Prix and a 3rd place finish at the Dew Tour, Thomas proves going big in the pipe still impresses the judges. JJ secured 45 points from the judges with a run that consisted of a frontside 1080, a switch 1080, a frontside air, a backside 720 and a frontside 900.

The Olympic team will be named on January 23, 2010 after the final Grand Prix stop in Park City. JJ is staying busy this season and heads to Utah next for the Dew Tour followed by the Grand Prix finals in Park City. JJ currently sits in 4th place on the Grand Prix leaderboard and is in a great position to secure one of the four (4) positions for the US Olympic Team in Vancouver.

JJ would like to thank his sponsors for their support: Breckenridge Resort, Eesa, Oakley, vitaminwater and Yea Nice.

About The Sports Syndicate: The McClellan Nichols Sports Syndicate LLC is a full service action sports and youth marketing agency based in Newport Beach, CA. MNSS represents some of the premier athletes and clients in the industry such as Ryan Villopoto, Marc Frank Montoya, Chris Cole, Andreas Wiig, Jeremy “Twitch ” Stenberg, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Nico Izzi, Fred Patacchia, Pat Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas and Pro Circuit Racing. Please visit www.thesportssyndicate.com for updates and news.