Truckee, CA (March 2, 2007) — The Vans Cup at Tahoe got off to a killerstart Friday night under the lights at Northstar-at-Tahoe Resort with jibmasters Lucas Magoon and Erin Comstock nabbing the guy’s and women’s titlesin a Rail Jam comp before an enthusiastic crowd ready to start theweekend’s snowboard action at the West Coast’s biggest snowboard contest.Incline Village local Comstock took home $2,600 with smooth frontsideboardslides on the down rail and powerful 50-50’s through the kinked rail,while Magoon, who has been torrid on the rail contest circuit this winter,grabbed $12,000 with the most technical combos on the rails against alarger men’s field.

Friday, March 2 — Rail Jam Results

1. Lucas Magoon (Silverthorn, CO) $12,000
2. Yale Cousino (Lincoln, VT) $8,000
3. Keegan Vailaika (Dana Point, CA) $4,000

1. Erin Comstock (Incline Village, NV) $2,600
2. Silvia Mittermuller (Munich, GER) $1,000
3. Leanne Pelosi (Calgary, CAN) $1,000

Action continues through the weekend with many of snowboarding brighteststars such as Danny Kass, Andreas Wiig, Antti Autti, Hana Beaman, LeannePelosi and Kelly Clark competing in Saturday’s Slopestyle comp and Sunday’sSuperpipe contest which is sure to be epic with more than $80,000 up forgrabs.

Snowboard fans who can’t make it up to the great snow we have atNorthstar-at-Tahoe Resort this weekend will be able to get their Vans Cupat Tahoe fix on the web by visiting on Sunday afternoon forlive webcasts and highlights of the of the Vans Cup. Look for plenty ofphotos and live updates at throughout the weekend at TheVans Cup at Tahoe television special debuts on FUEL TV in two parts on May7 and May 21 at 9:30 PM ET/PT.

Saturday, March 38:30 AM — 11:30 AM Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle Qualifying11:30 PM — 3:00 PM Men’s and Women’s Slopestyle FINALS (web highlightsSunday)

Sunday, March 49:00 AM — 12:00 PM Men’s and Women’s Superpipe Qualifying12:30 PM — 3:30 PM Men’s and Women’s Superpipe FINALS (live webcast)

The Vans Cup at Tahoe is made possible by the support of Rockstar EnergyDrink, Scion, Snowboarder Magazine and FUEL TV, the 24/7 action sportslifestyle network.

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