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Wrightwood, CA – February 22, 2010: The $25,000 Cholula Triple Air returned to Mountain High for its 12th straight year and Trevor Jacob put on a “saucy” display, impressing the judges with his 900s and switch variations. Competitors included names like Ian Thorley and Tyler Flanagan, and the start list was filled with riders from as far away as Colorado, Vermont, and even Norway.
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The event took place at Mountain High’s East Resort with a modified set up that consisted of two launch jibs, a 50 foot step down, and a ginormous hip that was throwing riders 20 feet in the air. This was a change from the traditional “three-jump” set up but competitors found the course challenging and fun. Riders were easily sticking one or two of the features but only the top competitors were able to nail all three cleanly. In the end it became a battle for first between Trevor Jacob and, last year’s winner, Daniel Toumarkine, with Jacob coming out on top. Trevor received $10,000 in cash, a giant bottle of Cholula, and enough Monster to keep him riding until next year’s event.

In the Women’s division, Stacie Anderson from Lake Tahoe successfully defended her 2009 Triple Air title, edging out Mountain High team rider, Nirvana Ortanez. And Lars Ellington from Mt Baldy took top billing in the skiers division by wowing the judges with his huge 1080s and enormous airs over the bottom hip.

Says John McColly, Director of Marketing, “This is actually the 2nd time we’ve held the Triple Air at East. The last time was maybe 10 years ago when Neal Drake from Big Bear won. We all agree the East Resort is the better venue from both the competitor and spectator aspect, but it took a snow year like this one to make it a reality.”

The Triple Air has become a staple at Mountain High with its amazing aerial displays and this year was no different. Special thanks goes to Cholula who is already talking about increasing next year’s prize purse, and presenting sponsors, Monster Energy and Powder & Sun Ride Shops. For more information on Vans or Mountain High, please contact John McColly, Director of Marketing, at (760) 316-7830 or john@mthigh.com

RESULTS

Open Mens
1st Trevor Jacob

2nd Daniel Toumarkine

3rdTyler Anderson

4th Cory Wetstone

5th Brandon Concard

6th Mark Reininga

7th Spencer Link

8th Everett Long

9th Chris Hagerty

10th Nicholas Sibayan

11th Nicholas Weiss

12th Taylor Carlton

13th Tyler Flanagan

14th Garrett Warnick

15th Cody Weselis

16th Kile Lopiccolo

Open Women

1st Stacie Anderson

2nd Nirvana Ortanez

3rd Isabelle Lalive

4th Micki Slchta

5th Jamie Madrid