Cholula Triple Air Show, Mountain High, CA

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.

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.

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 at 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.

1st place winner Danny Toumarkine throwing down at the $25,000 Cholula Triple Air at Mountain High on February 07, 2009. Photo: John McColly, Mountain High.

1st place Women’s winner Stacie Anderson throwing down at the $25,000 Cholula Triple Air at Mountain High on February 07, 2009. Photo: John McColly, Mountain High.

11th Annual $25,000 Cholula Triple Air

1st $10,000 – Danny Toumarkine
2nd $ 3,000 – Brode Merrill
3rd $ 1,500 – Brandon Cocard
4th $ 1,000 – Jye Kearney
5th $ 525 – Spencer Link
6th $ 500 – Nicolas Sibayan
7th $ 300 – Cody Rosenthal
8th $ 275 – Zack Hale
9th $ 250 – Alex Dawooud
10th $ 225 – Ian Thorley
11th $ 175 – Greg Bokenkamp
12th $ 160 – Brandon Reise
13th $ 150 – Danny Thomas
14th $ 150 – Matt Guntent
15th $ 150 – Tyler Flanagan
16th $ 150 – Steven Brown

1st $4,000 – Stacie Anderson
2nd $2,000 – Elise Borelli
3rd $1,000 – Laurie Currier
4th $ 500 – Nicki Slechta
5th $ 350 – Dana Treland
6th $ 150 – Isabelle Lalive

Best Trick
$ 1,500 – Danny Toumarkine