Toumarkine and Anderson Showered in Cash at $25,000 Cholula Triple Air Show at Mountain High

Wrightwood, CA (February 8, 2009) – The 11th Annual $25,000 Cholula Triple Air Show went off Saturday, February 07, 2009, at Mountain High in Wrightwood, CA. 75 riders from across the country threw down for their share of a huge $25,000 cash purse. The weather held off just enough for Danny Toumarkine to stake his claim on a hot $10,000 in cash with Stacie Anderson pulling in $4,000 for the girls.

Stacie Anderson. Photo: John McColly

Riders were stoked on one of the most unique setups the contest has ever seen; a sick hip to double jump line built by Mountain High’s Faultline Terrain Park Crew. Standout riders included Spencer Link, Nick Sibayan, Tyler Flanagan, Ian Thorley, and Laurie Currier with the top 16 men and top six women advancing to a best of two run finals.

Toumarkine threw down a back rodeo seven melon over the hip, to back seven indy, to front nine lien for his ten grand. Anderson got her four g’s with a huge nose grab over the hip, to indy nose poke, to front three mute. West coast shreds came from spots like Mammoth and Tahoe, while others came from Park City and as far away as Europe, to enjoy the packed powder conditions from the recent three foot storm.


Danny Toumarkine. Photo: John McColly

Thanks to Monster Energy, Powder & Sun Boardshop, Jarritos Soda, and title sponsor Cholula Hot Sauce for turning Mountain High’s biggest event of the season into the hottest big air event north of the border.

Catch the webcast of the Cholula Triple Air from REELcomp.com at http://reelcomp.com/events/cholula-triple-air at 4:00pm on Tuesday, February 10, 2009. REELcomp’s webcast includes audio commentary from the announcers, four camera angles on the course, a live chat room for at-home observers, interviews with athletes, and award ceremony coverage.

First held in snowboarding’s method-grabbing heyday of 1998, the Cholula Triple Air Show was created as a corner-stone event for Mountain High. The legacy of big-name competitors who have stepped up to the hottest big air event north of the border include Shaun White, Kevin Pearce, Matt Hammer, Keegan Valaika, Hana Beaman, and Laurie Currier.

11th Annual $25,000 Cholula Triple AirResults

Men
1. $10,000 – Danny Toumarkine

2. $3,000 – Bode Merrill

3. $1,500 – Brandon Cocard
4. $1,000 – Jye Kearney
5. $525 – Spencer Link
6. $500 – Nicolas Sibayan

7. $300 – Cody Rosenthal
8. $275 – Zack Hale
9. $250 – Alex Dawooud
10. $225 – Ian Thorley
11. $175 – Greg Bokenkamp
12. $160 – Brandon Reise
13. $150 – Danny Thomas
14. $150 – Matt Guntent
15. $150 – Tyler Flanagan
16. $150 – Steven Brown

Women
1. $4,000 – Stacie Anderson
2. $2,000 – Elise Borelli

3. $1,000 – Laurie Currier

4. $500 – Nicki Slechta

5. $350 – Dana Treland
6. $150 – Isabelle Lalive

Best Trick
$1,500 – Danny Toumarkine

Photos: 1st place winners Danny Toumarkine and Stacie Anderson throw down at the $25,000 Cholula Triple Air at Mountain High on February 07, 2009.

Credit: John McColly, Mountain High