Tail press for the for the NYC crowd.

Photos: Christopher Vanderyajt

This past Saturday the Red Bull Butter Cup tour buttered and pressed its way into NYC as part of the Winter Jam NYC event at Prospect Park in Brooklyn NY. In partnership with NYC Parks and the Prospect Park Alliance, Red Bull Butter Cup was a highlight event offering riding for AM's and Pro's from around the East. The rainy weather did not scare off the 60 riders that came out to impress the judges and the few thousand spectators that stopped by the event throughout the day to check out the action. Riders travelled from as far as Albany NY, Pennsylvania, and New Jersey and Connecticut to ride in this year's event. AM division winner Mark Martinez brought a variety of tricks and butter combos from Albany to take top honors and walk away with a new Forum Snowboard and an arm load of new gear. The Grom Award was given out to 8 year old ripper Jack Armbruster from Brooklyn NY. The women had seven riders putting down their best tricks, in the end it was Erica Cann that put down trick after trick with clean style, walking away with the 1st place Butter Cup trophy. The Pro division had some top area talent pressing and stomping combinations on the four Butter Cup features to impress our special guest judges, Pro Riders and brothers Hans and Nils Mindnich. At the end of the final heat, New Jersey and Mountain Creek local Tom Weiss took the win and the trip to Camp Woodward for a week this coming summer. The top three in each division took away an arm full of gear from event partners: Forum, Oakley, Nike 6.0, Neff, Ride Brooklyn, Magical GoGo and Snowboarder Mag.

Special Thanks to NYC Parks, Prospect Park Alliance, Whiteface and Mountain Creek helping to make it all happen. For more on Winter Jam NYC check out www.nyc.gov/parks/winterjam

rider meeting

The dreary weather didn't stop a grip of riders from NY, PA, and NJ from coming to Brooklyn to hit the butter pads.

Tom Weiss

Tom Weiss getting dual angle on the way to winning the Pro Division.

girl tail press

Erica Cann tail pressing her way into first place in the Women's Division.

Snow, scaffolding, and Prospect Park in Brooklyn for the Red Bull Butter Cup NYC.


Pro Podium

1st- Tom Weiss
2nd- Jake Roos
3rd- TJ Santana


Am Podium

1st: Mark Martinez
2nd: Pat Bernat
3rd: JT Bingler


Women's Podium

1st: Erica Cann
2nd: Lauren Longfield
3rd: Jillian Yanow


Grom Podium

Grom Award:
Jack Armbruster