Second Annual JLA Banked Slalom at Mammoth Mountain.

Eleven years ago snowboarding lost Jeff Anderson, one of its most passionate and influential riders. To honor Jeff’s memory and to give back to the community he cared so much about, last year his brother Billy created the JLA Banked Slalom at Mammoth Mountain. In an era of big air, slopestyle, and halfpipe contests that represent a seemingly unattainable level of riding for the average person, Billy wanted to put on an event that anyone from groms to some of the world’s best pros could take part in by bringing the act of riding back to it’s most basic form—simply turning. To Billy and his family it was this type of contest, that puts the emphasis on fun, raw riding, that best represented Jeffy’s spirit.

This year, the second annual JLA Banked Slalom kicked off under Mammoth’s Chair 12 where one of the original snowboard parks at Mammoth was built by Billy and Jeff’s uncle Bill. Riders from all over the World came to show support, and race the hand shaped course with their peers. Up-and-coming pros, Olympians, Industry veterans, and Mammoth locals all mixed their drop in times with snowboarding Legends like Chris Roach, Roan Rogers, and Shawn Farmer. Each rider got two runs, and the results were based on both runs combined so you definitely wanted to stick both runs. Greg Bretz had the fastest run of the day on his first run, but sketched out on his second run (or maybe did a couple butters out of the last turn through the finish line).

Check out the Video recap from JLA

Money raised from the contest entries goes to the JLA Project, which helps maintain the Volcom Brothers skatepark, and to support a new direction for the Project—education. Since Jeff and Billy grew up traveling to snowboard as sponsored riders, they had to balance their globe trotting with their schoolwork. With Billy as its new CEO, the JLA Project will help make it easier for the next generation of riders to both pursue their snowboard goals and get educated.

Trevor Jacob on his way to 1st place at the second annual JLA banked slalom

Trevor Jacob on his way to 1st place at the second annual JLA banked slalom

Results: CLASS : Open

Pl Bib Class Team Name Red Blue Result

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1 10 Open Trevor Jacob 1:00.45 (2) 1:01.21 (3) 2:01.66 (1)

2 47 Open Sylvain Duclos 1:02.33 (4) 1:00.51 (1) 2:02.84 (2)

3 7 Open Tucker Speer 1:02.22 (3) 1:00.70 (2) 2:02.92 (3)

4 71 Open Frank Knab 1:04.52 (13) 1:01.37 (4) 2:05.89 (4)

5 52 Open Gregory Bretz 59.44 (1) 1:07.68 (32) 2:07.12 (5)

6 59 Open alex Lopez 1:03.88 (8) 1:03.28 (7) 2:07.16 (6)

7 17 Open Greydin McCalla 1:03.73 (6) 1:03.49 (10) 2:07.22 (7)

8 42 Open Billy Anderson 1:03.28 (5) 1:04.04 (14) 2:07.32 (8)

9 72 Open Tyson Carr 1:04.48 (12) 1:03.12 (5) 2:07.60 (9)

10 34 Open Brock Crouch 1:04.02 (10) 1:03.75 (11) 2:07.77 (10)

11 2 Open Patrick Reddy 1:03.92 (9) 1:03.93 (13) 2:07.85 (11)

12 32 Open Chris Roach 1:04.96 (14) 1:03.28 (7) 2:08.24 (12)

13 45 Open Roan Rogers 1:05.03 (15) 1:03.79 (12) 2:08.82 (13)

14 60 Open Scott Blum 1:03.75 (7) 1:05.15 (16) 2:08.90 (14)

15 6 Open Jared Dawoud 1:05.88 (19) 1:03.35 (9) 2:09.23 (15)

16 67 Open Jager Bailey 1:06.25 (21) 1:04.86 (15) 2:11.11 (16)

17 50 Open Tim Gallagher 1:05.39 (17) 1:06.35 (21) 2:11.74 (17)

18 51 Open Jonathan Nash 1:06.45 (22) 1:05.39 (17) 2:11.84 (18)

19 1 Open Jeremy Page 1:08.99 (34) 1:03.13 (6) 2:12.12 (19)

20 11 Open Jordan Jacob 1:05.94 (20) 1:06.43 (22) 2:12.37 (20)

21 40 Open Peter Stow 1:07.76 (27) 1:05.44 (18) 2:13.20 (21)

22 58 Open Hunter Wood 1:05.13 (16) 1:08.22 (36) 2:13.35 (22)

23 38 Open Chad Martin 1:06.53 (23) 1:06.90 (27) 2:13.43 (23)

24 78 Open Chris May 1:07.16 (25) 1:06.68 (25) 2:13.84 (24)

25 28 Open Ben Peck 1:06.78 (24) 1:07.49 (31) 2:14.27 (25)

26 4 Open Sam Vasily 1:07.57 (26) 1:07.15 (29) 2:14.72 (26)

27 19 Open Matt Larsen 1:08.37 (31) 1:06.48 (23) 2:14.85 (27)

28 22 Open Travis Rebischke 1:08.87 (33) 1:06.02 (20) 2:14.89 (28)

29 16 Open Tucker Zink 1:08.48 (32) 1:07.05 (28) 2:15.53 (29)

30 41 Open Garrett Gibb 1:10.54 (41) 1:05.81 (19) 2:16.35 (30)

31 69 Open Danny Kass 1:04.42 (11) 1:12.40 (50) 2:16.82 (31)

32 15 Open Gabe Taylor 1:09.40 (37) 1:07.91 (34) 2:17.31 (32)

33 37 Open Ryan Bares 1:09.51 (39) 1:07.83 (33) 2:17.34 (33)

34 35 Open Dave Downing 1:08.22 (29) 1:09.20 (39) 2:17.42 (34)

35 73 Open Shimpei Asagn 1:10.15 (40) 1:07.36 (30) 2:17.51 (35)

36 18 Open Jason Hund 1:10.87 (43) 1:06.87 (26) 2:17.74 (36)

37 68 Open Josh Hevron 1:08.00 (28) 1:09.99 (44) 2:17.99 (37)

38 61 Open Silver Serino 1:10.55 (42) 1:08.07 (35) 2:18.62 (38)

39 63 Open Taylor Lucia 1:12.54 (47) 1:06.66 (24) 2:19.20 (39)

40 33 Open Shawn Farmer 1:09.21 (36) 1:10.43 (45) 2:19.64 (40)

 CLASS : Women

Pl Bib Class Team Name Red Blue Result

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1 229 Women Ellena Height 1:07.90 (1) 1:05.93 (1) 2:13.83 (1)

2 224 Women Kelly Clark 1:08.89 (3) 1:06.09 (2) 2:14.98 (2)

3 217 Women Mariah Dugan 1:08.23 (2) 1:10.60 (3) 2:18.83 (3)

4 220 Women Bryn Valaika 1:14.43 (4) 1:13.68 (4) 2:28.11 (4)

5 218 Women Kalyn Lepre 1:17.52 (5) 1:15.16 (5) 2:32.68 (5)

6 219 Women Amanda Rice 1:26.09 (6) 1:23.65 (7) 2:49.74 (6)

7 225 Women Alice Gong 1:30.53 (7) 1:21.86 (6) 2:52.39 (7)

8 226 Women Cheyne Brooking 1:35.67 (10) 1:27.15 (8) 3:02.82 (8)

9 227 Women Tyler Brooking-Kle 1:32.61 (8) 1:38.01 (9) 3:10.62 (9)

10 215 Women Stephani Hukkanen 1:33.47 (9) 1:48.88 (11) 3:22.35 (10)

 CLASS : 17 & Over

Pl Bib Class Team Name Red Blue Result

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1 190 17 & Joss McAlpin 1:04.09 (2) 1:02.96 (2) 2:07.05 (1)

2 212 17 & Matt Williams 1:05.40 (3) 1:05.06 (5) 2:10.46 (2)

3 174 17 & nathan gilreath 1:04.07 (1) 1:06.52 (7) 2:10.59 (3)

4 175 17 & Brent Anklam 1:07.88 (8) 1:02.89 (1) 2:10.77 (4)

5 176 17 & Pat Beraza 1:08.26 (9) 1:04.79 (4) 2:13.05 (5)

6 211 17 & Jose Cortez 1:09.24 (10) 1:06.39 (6) 2:15.63 (6)

7 187 17 & kyle knab 1:09.65 (11) 1:07.29 (8) 2:16.94 (7)

8 199 17 & Cory Rice 1:07.30 (6) 1:11.58 (17) 2:18.88 (8)

9 159 17 & Zachary Nigro 1:10.81 (12) 1:08.56 (11) 2:19.37 (9)

10 205 17 & George Scott 1:16.32 (25) 1:03.46 (3) 2:19.78 (10)

11 165 17 & Jon Gee 1:13.02 (16) 1:07.97 (10) 2:20.99 (11)

12 186 17 & Tom Lippen 1:07.64 (7) 1:13.59 (19) 2:21.23 (12)

13 178 17 & kody barrett 1:13.99 (19) 1:07.75 (9) 2:21.74 (13)

14 208 17 & Ryan Kennedy 1:11.89 (14) 1:09.93 (13) 2:21.82 (14)

15 182 17 & Julien Lecorps 1:07.16 (5) 1:15.24 (22) 2:22.40 (15)

16 195 17 & John Bennett 1:12.49 (15) 1:11.54 (16) 2:24.03 (16)

17 162 17 & Alex Adrian 1:13.39 (17) 1:10.90 (15) 2:24.29 (17)

18 198 17 & Dante Costa 1:10.97 (13) 1:16.75 (26) 2:27.72 (18)

19 163 17 & Dan SteneJen 1:19.23 (29) 1:08.84 (12) 2:28.07 (19)

20 170 17 & Lewis Gilbirt 1:14.78 (20) 1:15.37 (23) 2:30.15 (20)

21 196 17 & kelcey gordon 1:13.73 (18) 1:16.59 (25) 2:30.32 (21)

22 214 17 & Lukas Caler 1:16.30 (24) 1:14.64 (20) 2:30.94 (22)

23 185 17 & Lucky Lopez 1:15.33 (22) 1:16.90 (27) 2:32.23 (23)

24 202 17 & Dan Ruegg 1:15.36 (23) 1:17.74 (28) 2:33.10 (24)

25 171 17 & Sam Penny 1:19.88 (32) 1:16.38 (24) 2:36.26 (25)

26 189 17 & Weston Park 1:23.08 (38) 1:15.16 (21) 2:38.24 (26)

27 203 17 & Steve Curran 1:18.31 (26) 1:19.98 (35) 2:38.29 (27)

28 209 17 & Kyle Rose 1:19.05 (28) 1:19.67 (33) 2:38.72 (28)

29 180 17 & Jon Strattan 1:19.25 (30) 1:19.95 (34) 2:39.20 (29)

30 213 17 & Orin Tanzer 1:22.31 (35) 1:17.86 (30) 2:40.17 (30)

31 192 17 & Rory MacDonald 1:19.63 (31) 1:21.94 (36) 2:41.57 (31)

32 194 17 & Pascal Shirley 1:24.70 (39) 1:17.76 (29) 2:42.46 (32)

33 173 17 & Boone Jones 1:35.29 (46) 1:10.60 (14) 2:45.89 (33)

34 183 17 & Aaron Kanahele 1:32.12 (43) 1:18.10 (31) 2:50.22 (34)

35 161 17 & Chris Zimerman 1:29.13 (41) 1:22.27 (37) 2:51.40 (35)

36 201 17 & Glenn Alexander 1:22.65 (36) 1:32.44 (39) 2:55.09 (36)

37 210 17 & Chris CHRISTENSON 1:31.89 (42) 1:30.12 (38) 3:02.01 (37)

38 197 17 & Bill Valaika 1:44.77 (51) 1:18.90 (32) 3:03.67 (38)

39 188 17 & Scott Wilson 1:33.13 (44) 1:33.36 (40) 3:06.49 (39)

40 177 17 & Justin Ryan 1:34.74 (45) 1:35.84 (41) 3:10.58 (40)

 CLASS : 16 & Under

Pl Bib Class Team Name Red Blue Result

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1 244 16 & Devin Tubbs 1:06.89 (1) 1:08.13 (1) 2:15.02 (1)

2 242 16 & Jacob Fulton 1:16.03 (2) 1:22.69 (2) 2:38.72 (2)

3 245 16 & Shaye McInnis 1:29.30 (4) 1:29.69 (3) 2:58.99 (3)

4 246 16 & Tyler Searles 1:18.16 (3) 1:46.18 (4) 3:04.34 (4)

See Jeff Anderson’s 2003 TransWorld interview here: snowboarding.transworld.net/1000197611/photos/jeff-anderson-snowboarder-i-am-snowboarding-interview/