Portland, Oregon, August, 20 2007 — The second year of the Vans InvitationalSnowboard Rail Jam was held once again as part of the third stop of the AST Dew Tourin Portland. A fan favorite with thelegendary Mt Hood peak acting as abackdrop, some of the world’s mosttalented riders ascended the 30 -footsnow covered man-made tower tocompete for the title.

19 year-old Jonas Michilot ofBloomington, Minnesota took first placeat the specialty contest after proving histechnical riding and summer full of winsis just an opener of what will transpire inthe regular season.Each rider had one practice run and thena 30-minute jam session to impress thejudges. Michilot’s first place positionswas preceded by Zac Marben in secondand Keegan Valaika rounding out thirdplace.

Jonas Michilot’s sponsors include:Academy Snowboards, Vans and Planet Earth, Dragon, Breckenridge and Neff.

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