Big Bear Lake, Calif. – Today the first-ever etnies GvR Snow went down at Bear Mountain, California and the Regulars stomped the Goofies and took the win!
The event started off with blue skies, and despite the change of conditions, with heavy snow fall during the Regular Team’s final runs, Juuso Laivisto sent it and earned both first place and MVP!
The team-based format of etnies GvR Snow put Transworld Snowboarding’s Regular Footed riders against FUEL TV’s Goofy Footed riders, with each team appointing a team captain. The final score left the Regular footers victorious with 2747 points over Goofy’s 2345.
FUEL TV’s Director, John Stouffer, came out to lead the Goofy Team to take the win, with Nick Dirks, Louie Vito, Ryan Thompson, Simon Chamberlain and Chris Bradshaw as the starting five going into the finals.
Kurt Hoy, captain of the Regular Team, appointed Austin Smith, Joe Sexton, JP Walker, Markku Koski and Robbie Walker as his starting five going into the finals.
Juuso Laivisto came out, qualified for the finals and pulled some stylish backside 7′s, frontside 7′s and a 50-50 to 360-out on the rail to win it for the team.
Total Weekend Prize Purse – $50,000
1. Team MVP Juuso Laivisto – $9,000
2. Keegan Valaika – $4,500
3. Stian Solberg – $2,000
4. Erich Dummer – $1,750
5. *Robbie Walker – $2,500
6. *Austin Smith – $2,000
7. Dave Fortin – $1,000
8. Scott Vine – $1,000
9. *Markku Koski – $2,000
10. Corey Cronk – $1,000
11. Corey Noble – $1,000
12. *JP Walker – $2,000
13. *Joe Sexton – $2,000
14. Beverly Vuilleumier – $1,000
15. Desiree Melancon – $1,000
1. *Louie Vito – $1,750
2. Forrest Bailey – $750
3. Clayton Shoemaker – $750
4. Tyler Flanagan – $750
5. Jonas Michilot – $750
6. *Nick Dirks – $1,750
7. *Simon Chamberlain – $1,750
8. Siguard Haga – $750
9. Alex Sherman – $750
10. Cody Boan – $750
11. Kimmy Fasani – $750
12. Harrison Gordon – $750
13. *Ryan Thompson – $1,750
14. Gabi Viteri – $750
15. *Chris Bradshaw – $1,750
The * symbolizes the five riders selected by the team captain for the final team. Each of these team riders receives an automatic $1,000 going into the event.
At the close of the etnies GvR contest on Saturday, Ghostface Killah played a free show on the Bear Mountain sun deck. A crowd of snowboarders and lurkers gathered to hear the great performance he put on, regardless of the rain.
Check out http://gvr.etniessnow.com for additional details, photo galleries and video.
Be sure to catch all of the action from the etnies GvR Snow on FUEL TV!
The etnies GVR Snow will air on FUEL TV on Monday, April 7 at 8:00 p.m. ET/PT. For more information, please check www.fuel.tv for local times and listings.
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