Trans Am Stop #5 Big Sky : Gallery and Results

Photos/Captions: Greg Furey

Words: Kyle Fischer

The Trans Am crew continued their adventure this week heading north to Big Sky, Montana. Adam and the rest of the Big Sky Terrain Park crew built an amazing course for our 50 stunt pilots to take flight on. Salomon and Giro rider, Nils Mindnich, put on his cowboy boots, and bolo tie to join us this week to present a special award for the best hand plant to Cole Karow. We were cleared for take off and the one hour jam session began. From there, only 25 men and five women made it to finals.

Andrew Riddle took home the Maverick Best Trick Award for pleasing the crowd with his boardslide to front flip over the down bar on the O’Neill transfer feature and just about every other feature on the course. The Crumb Cruncher award went to Will Gannon who nonchalantly claimed his award with a big smile and a possible broken wrist. Last but not least, the Giro Crash Landing Award went to Chris McElaney who popped his shoulder out of place. The inflight music was brought to us from the Giro Rep Shaun. Huge thank you to all the sponsors who made this weekend possible Salomon, Giro, O’Neill, and Big Sky.

1. Anastasia Marcks
2. Sam Hendrickson
3. Ally Goebel

1. Pat Mengler
2. Jake Haivala
3. Matt Rosenberg
Crumb Cruncher:
Will Gannon
Maverick Best Trick Award:
Andrew Riddle
Giro Crash Landing:
Chris McElaney
Nils Mindnich Handplant Award:
Cole Karow

Thanks to Big Sky Resort for hosting stop 5 of the 2016 TransWorld SNOWboarding TransAM tour!  See you on February 27 for stop 6 at Mt. Seymour in British Colombia, Canada!

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The 2016 TransAM tour would not be possible without the commitment of our partners and sponsors: SALOMON SNOWBOARDS, O'NEILL, GIRO, Waterville Valley Resort, Big Boulder, Brandywine, Angel Fire Resort, Big Sky Resort, Mt Seymour, and Bear Mountain.

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