LOCAL TALENT SHINES AT BACKYARD BANG DENVER
DENVER, CO. (Nov. 24, 2009) — The sun was shining, the snow was cold and
nearly 3000 people showed up at the Art Institute of Colorado to watch
Forrest Bailey and Claire Hewitt DeMeyer throw down on the streets of Denver
and win the cash prize at the First Annual Backyard Bang Rail Jam—Denver
Forrest Bailey earned the 2K cash purse with consistent tricks throughout
the finals. Claire Hewitt DeMeyer overcame a serious shin-shattering slam
during practice to earn first place for women and the 1K prize. Both riders
won a season pass to Copper Mountain.
Over 60 competitors hurled themselves into the snow-covered streets
throughout the afternoon while spectators won prizes from the event
sponsors, checked out art in the gallery at AI, and meandered through the
sponsor village while drinking Red Bull.
Salomon riders Jed Anderson, Louif Paradis, Scotty Arnold, Chris Grenier,
Bode Merrill, Harrison Gordon and Chris Carr signed autographs and cheered
on riders from the comfort of their road warrior RV as part of their team
Event sponsors included Salomon Snowboards, The Art Institute of Colorado,
Bonfire Snowboarding Company, Skull Candy, Galvanic, Copper Mountain,
Westword, Scion, Snowboard Magazine, Ink Monster, Emage and Denver Diggers.
1st Forrest Bailey
2nd Eric Van Assche
3rd Derek Summering
1st Claire Hewitt DeMeyer
2nd Melissa Kelly
3rd Izzy LaLive
About The Art Institute of Colorado
For over 55 years, The Art Institute of Colorado
(www.artinstitutes.edu/denver has been a vital resource to the metro Denver community. It offers
career-focused bachelor's and associate's degrees in the areas of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts. The Art Institute of Colorado is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North
Central Association. (30 North LaSalle Street, Suite 2400, Chicago, IL, 60602, 1.800.621.7440, www.ncahlc.org. The school
is one of The Art Institutes www.artinstitutes.edu, a system of over 40 education institutions throughout North America, providing an important source of design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts professionals.
About Salomon Snowboards
Salomon Snowboards seeks to inspire and enable riders of every level as they discover, develop and put to action their love of snowboarding; through innovative products and events that preserve snowboarding's core social, cultural and environmental values. To find out more visit www.salomonsnowboard.com