Mount Seymour TransAM marks dawn of international quest for greatness
Words: Lucky Lopez
Photos and Captions: Greg Furey
This past weekend the Transworld TransAM made its first international stop in 12 years at Mt. Seymour, British Columbia. After some sight seeing at the Cactus Club and a celebrity sighting at Churchill’s Lounge, the TransAM am crew was ready for the snowpocalypse that had landed on Mt. Seymour. To set the scene we had ninety-five of Canada’s top amateur snowboarders, 4 DJ’s, a beer garden, High Cascade Snowboard Camp’s Carson Shubert on the mic, an all-star judge ensemble that included Alex Hondas from The Boardroom in Vancouver, Logan Short Canadian ripper, snowboard legend Chris Dufficy and features from our sponsors: Ride Snowboards, Anon Optics, Analog Outerwear, Zumiez, Muscle Milk, Giro and High Cascade snowboard camp. Clearly the ingredients were in place to make this first ever Canadian Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM a memorable first international stop.
Congratulations to the top three Guys and Gals that qualified for the Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM Finals at Big Bear Mountain, CA on March 15, 2014. Top honors went to Braedon Wheeler & Laura Munro who 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 and Zumiez gift cards, Muscle Milk product and gear from Ride Snowboards. Competitors also had a chance to win raffle prizes and were treated to a Mt. Seymour TransAM pizza party at the HUT after a hard working day during a snopocolypse.
The prestigious Muscle Milk Best Line Award, went to Bryce Bugera, who took home a $250 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 James Brown.
Pint Size Ripper Award of the 2014 Transworld SNOWboarding TransAM tour at Mt. Seymour went to Quinn DuBois. Keep an eye out for this kid!
Special thanks to Jay Hill and the Mt. Seymour Park Staff for battling through the snowpocolypse and having a sweet set up for Canada’s top amateur snowboarders to make this first ever international Transworld TransAm stop a memorable one.
Special thanks to the TransAM sponsors for another successful TransAM stop: Ride Snowboards, Zumiez, Anon Optics, Analog, High Cascade Snowboard Camp, Muscle Milk and Giro. See you at Mt. Bachelor!
High fives to Alex Hondas, Logan Short and Chris Dufficy for taking time out of their busy schedules to come out and judge the first ever international TransAM stop at Mt. Seymour.
1. Braedon Wheeler
2. Quinten Fast
3. Geremy Guido
1. Laura Munro
2. Heather Baroody
3. Maria Thomsen
Zumiez Best Trick
Pint Size Ripper Award
Muscle Milk Best Line
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Along with the truckloads of prizes from all tour sponsors, the top three guys and girls from each of the first 9 stops automatically qualify for the TransAM finals at Bear Mountain giving them a chance to stake their claim as TransAM Tour Champion. Courtesy of Ride Snowboards, Men's TransAM Champion set their sites even higher with an automatic spot for the amateur qualification and a trip to compete in the 2014 RIDE SHAKEDOWN at Mont Saint-Sauveur, Quebec, CANADA.
**PLEASE NOTE** IMPORTANT UPDATE TO TRANSAM SCHEDULE : We’re not sure what mother nature was thinking but she decided to throw a wrench into the original 2014 TransAM tour schedule. Unfortunately, the originally scheduled Northstar TransAM on March 8 will be replaced with a new location due to poor early season snow conditions. We are super excited to announce that the March 8 date is being replaced with a brand new northwest stop — Steven’s Pass, WA. We know its a bummer for those of you who were planning to go to Tahoe for TransAM but you can blame mother nature for this one. We will be contacting all you individuals who preregistered for the Northstar event to let you know what your options are for refunds, etc. Thanks for understanding. Please go to www.twsnow.com/transam for registration and all event info.