Keystone celebrates insanity at 2014 TransAM
Photos and captions: Greg Furey
Words: Lucky Lopez
Keystone, CO welcomed the Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM crew with epic conditions and a creative, well sculpted TransAM park set up. Colorado’s top amateur snowboarders showed up on this bluebird Sunday to ride the TransAM masterpiece set up by Kevin Laverty and the Keystone Resort park crew. Terence Stilin-Rooney took over the commentating for Stop #5 of the 12th annual Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM tour and the judges were treated to some of highest caliber riding on feature ingredients provided by the TransAM sponsors: Ride Snowboards, Anon, Analog, Zumiez, Giro, Muscle Milk and High Cascade Snowboard Camp.
The finals of the TransAM at Keystone Resort featured some backside rodeo 5′s over the Ride Snowboards wall take off jump, back flips off the Giro jersey barrier feature and some tricky hand plants on the Zumiez couch /bar feature. John Myre (1st Place) came out on top in a very competitive field and also received the Muscle Milk Riders Choice Award. Henry Tellini (2nd Place) and Austin Stevens (3rd Place) impressed the judges with their moves on the Keystone Resort C rail and the Analog up stair to rail to down stair feature, also securing their spots in the TransAM finals at Big Bear, CA on March 15, 2014.
Veronika Perfilyera had her way with the Anon Double feature and High Cascade Snowboard Camp Marshmallow/rail feature to earn 1st place. Darien Giedd (2nd Place) and Nicole McNulty (3rd Place) tore it up all day but really secured their podium finishes in the final minutes with impressive work on the Muscle Milk feature. All three ladies staked their claim at the Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM finals at Big Bear, CA.
Congratulations to the top three Guys and Gals who qualified for the Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM Finals at Big Bear Mountain, CA on March 15, 2014. First Placers John Myre & Veronika Perfilyera walked away with flight vouchers to Finals courtesy of Zumiez, VIP treatment for the finals weekend on behalf of Transworld SNOWboarding, snowboards from Ride, and the coveted TransAM bling chain necklace trophy!
All Winners also received tons of awesome product including High Cascade backpacks, Anon goggles, Analog outerwear, Giro Helmets, Zumiez gift cards, and gear from Ride Snowboards. Competitors also had a chance to win raffle prizes and were treated to a Keystone Resort TransAM pizza party after a long sunny day of snowboarding.
The prestigious Muscle Milk Riders Choice Award, as voted by the competitors, went to John Myre, he took home an American Express gift card, a custom Muscle Milk backpack, and a case of Muscle Milk for his efforts.
The Zumiez Best Trick Award in the form of $500 cold hard Zumiez dollars went to Alex Martin for his pole jam to board slide to under flip on the Giro feature.
Best Line Award of the 2014 Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM tour at Keystone Resort went to Tim Crighton.
Special thanks to Adam Kisiel, Kevin Laverty, and the entire Keystone Resort park crew for hosting a Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM for the memory books!
High fives to Terence Stilin-Rooney for his brilliant commentary during the Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM event at Keystone Resort.
Thanks to all of our sponsors for making stop #5 of the TransAM a huge success: Ride Snowboards, Zumiez, Anon Optics, Analog, High Cascade Snowboard Camp, Muscle Milk and Giro. See you in Park City, UT!!
1. John Myre
2. Henry Tellini
3. Austin Stevens
2. Darien Giedd
3. Nicole McNulty
Zumiez Best Trick:
(Giro Jersey Brick City Barrier Feature– Pole jam to boardslide to underflip)
Muscle Milk Riders’ Choice: