words: Myles Soderstrom
photos: Eddy Densow and Brandon Huttenlocher

High Cascade Session 4 was chocked full of competition. Between the Merrill Minipipe Invitational contest and the camper Minipipe Contest, there was no shortage of inverts, airs, or transition under twelve feet. Signature Sessioners™ Bode Merrill, Brandon Cocard, Chris Beresford, Desiree Melancon and Mary Rand combined forces to keep campers stoked even when the weather was uncooperative.

The stars aligned for the Third Annual Merrill Minipipe Invitational. Perfect weather, the best Minipipe of the summer, a legendary list of riders, and the voice of Pat Bridges made for an event to remember. In the end it was the high flying airs of Austen Sweetin that took the gold, with Red Gerard in second and Chad Otterstrom in third.

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