Burlington, Vermont—Burton and CSTV Networks announced today that Burton will sponsor the first ever CSTV Collegiate Nationals„¢ Xbox 360 Snowboarding Open Championships halfpipe competition. The competition will be held at Northstar at Tahoe resort April 22-23, 2006. Registration is open to all riders who have been full-time college students within the past nine months.
Burton National Team riders Kimmy Fasani and Wyatt Caldwell will be showing their school spirit and riding in the event. Kimmy’s holding it down for Cerro Coso Community College in Mammoth, California and Wyatt’s representing University of Nevada in Reno.
Snowboarders of all levels are encouraged to register for the halfpipe event at www.thecollegiatenationals.com. Qualifiers take place on Saturday, April 22. On Sunday, April 23, top qualifiers will battle it out in the halfpipe for the first-ever CSTV Collegiate National Snowboarding Open Championship title. Prizes include head-to-toe Burton setups, Xbox 360„¢ consoles, a ton of Xbox games and other collegiate merchandise.
CSTV: College Sports Television, the leading digital sports media company and part of the CBS Corporation, will air the championships Thursday, May 4 at 9:00 pm ET as part of its week-long Collegiate Nationals programming.
“Burton is stoked to support an event that reaches out to college students all over the country, says Bryan Johnston, VP of Global Marketing at Burton. “We’ve been producing successful snowboard events for nearly 25 years and look forward to working with CSTV to make this a fun event.
“Burton is the number one brand and event operator in snowboarding, and partnering with the industry leader is a tremendous opportunity for CSTV and a huge addition to the inaugural Collegiate Nationals,” said Michael Jaquet, VP of Sponsored Programming at CSTV. “We feel there is huge potential in the development of collegiate snowboarding and the Collegiate Nationals is the first step in showcasing some of the best riders in the nation. CSTV will provide fans an in-depth look at the sport and intense competition and we’re proud to have Burton front and center in the event.”
The CSTV Collegiate Nationals presented by Xbox 360, Jack in the Box and Reno-Tahoe, America’s Adventure Place, is the first-ever college championship showcase featuring more than 1,000 of the nation’s top college athletes competing in a three-day series of high endurance sports. The CSTV Collegiate Nationals will crown National Collegiate Champions in Snowboarding, Wakeboarding, Whitewater Kayaking, Boxing, Triathlon, and Beach Volleyball.
To register for the Xbox 360 Collegiate Snowboarding Open Championships, visit www.thecollegiatenationals.com.