Stop #8 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam dipped into the Rockies at Keystone Resort, CO on Saturday February 28, 2015.
The PBRJ event corral had tons of spectators cheering on 170+ competitors the entire day.
Colorado is a visitor’s paradise with pristine wilderness, quite mountain towns, and a vast variety of outdoor adventures. It is no wonder why the PBRJ had such a huge variety of representation as riders from New York, New Jersey, Maine, Tennessee, South Dakota, Minnesota, Illinois, Oregon, California, Utah, Italy, and Russia came to test their skills against the local Colorado shred machines. Keystone’s A51 Terrain Park crew tested everyone with their rendition of a PBRJ venue. Zone 1 consisted of a gnarly flat double barrel shotgun rail over a Jersey barrier to offset floating down bar with multiple take off trannies. Zone 2 rendered a sizable down flat lift tower tube. Zone 3 held a perfect down flat down rail that grabbed the attention of all in attendance. The stage was set and 170 riders where released to do the unfathomable as a crowd of Keystone patrons jockeyed for viewing positions.
Maine’s Cooper Whittier worked his way through this sw bs 360 50-50 on the down flat tube in zone 2. His east coast skills propelled hime through the pack as he qualified for the 2015 PBRJ Championships in 4th place in the 15 & Under Division.
7-year-old Sophia Capua and 8-year-old Alyssa Moroco shined at their first PBRJ ever. Sophia wowed the judges as she gapped over the Jersey barrier in zone 1 and Alyssa launched into the stratosphere as she bonked off the barrel feature at the bottom. It was a blast to watch them throughout their heat.
Minnesota’s Luke Zajac handling business in zone 1 with a 50-50 transfer fs bluntslide 450 out on his second try. He also landed a full cab sw 50-50 sw fs board pretzel out on the down flat tube in zone 2, and a gap sw fs hw 270 bs lip on the down flat down in zone 3 to take 1st place honors. Watch out for this 14-year-old prodigy in the future.
Alex Kass dusts off his board as he hw fs 180s to sw 50-50 fs 360 off the down flat tube in zone 2. His technicality lead to a 2nd place finish in the 16 – 21 Division.
New York’s Remy Stern took lucky bib number 88 as he worked his magic on the contest site. Here he is in the middle of a 50-50 transfer to tailsldie 270 out in zone 2.
New Jersey’s Reid Smith has been spending his time ripping the Rockies throughout this season. He calmly worked himself through the zones with tricks like this bs 360 on bs 360 off of the down flat tube in zone 2. He also added some flare to his riding with a 50-50 on the Jersey barrier to layback under the rail as another unsuspecting rider nearly chopped his head off. Luckily everyone was just fine and Reid was able to accept a 1st place finish in the 16 - 21 Division at awards.
Michelle Zeller locked in and centered on this 50-50 on the down flat down rail in zone 3.
Darien Giedd’s heat was cut short as she broke her board on a devastating fall off of the zone 3 down flat down rail. She was okay in the end, and even pulled off enough for a 3rd place finish with tricks like this fs 180 sw 50-50 in zone 2.
Veronika Perfilyeva has been on top of her game all season winning the majority of contest that she has entered. She landed a number of tricks including this sw boardslide on the down rail in zone 1 and a noteworthy, buzzer beating, first try boardslide through the down flat down rail in zone 3 to take home 1st place in the Girls Division.
Fueling the Stone Army with PB and J for all.
Dillon Boeshans puts down a fs 180 sw 50-50 sw bs 270 boardslide to fakie on the down flat down in zone 3. This rocking move and others earned him a brand new Fender Stratocaster guitar.
Seth Karlsud had this down flat down rail's number all day long. Here he puts down a gap sw fs hw 270 bs lipslide to fakie and also landed a gap bs 450 fs boardslide to fakie earlier in the day. He was charging all day and earned $50 and a pair of shades for Electric’s “Gooyest Move of the Event.”
Justin Henigin’s orange jacket was flying all over the place with speed, style, and solid landings. Here he puts down a 50-50 transfer lipslide 270 out in zone 1.
Alex Martin cradles his board down the center for a jaw dropping bs lipslide though the kinker in zone 3.
Alex Lockwood came out with a crew from SLC to test their skills against the other side of the Rockies. Things went well as he landed all the tricks he wanted to try half way through his heat and kept riding for the love of it.
Utah’s Jake Baker throws down a full cab to sw bs 50-50 180 out on the down rail in zone 1 as time expires. This last minute trick was enough to put him over the top for 1st place overall in the Open/AM Division.
We would like to thank Adam Kisiel, Majai Bailey, Holly Blando, and the entire Keystone events crew for their help before, during, and after the PBRJ. Big thanks to Kevin Laverty and the top tier A51 Park Crew for planning and executing a full throttle contest site. Thank you to our judges Scott Cherry, Garrett Hutson, Sean Kimmeth for deciphering the mind-boggling tricks and writing down the scores. Thank you to our Volcom family of Anders Pigorsch, Rebecca Birnbach, Sam King, Pedro Rosa, Alexis Rivera, Julia King, and Jon Strieby. Last, but not least, check out and support our tour sponsors for supplying the extra stoke throughout the PBRJ tour.
-Rev’d Nutrition Bars
15 & Under Division:
1st: Luke Zajac
2nd: Red Gerard
3rd: Dylan Okurowski
4th: Cooper Whittier
5th: Tiarn Collins
16 - 21 Division:
1st: Reid Smith
2nd: Alex Kass
3rd: Remy Stern
4th: Bo Althen
5th: Zack Zajac
1st: Veronika Perfilyeva
2nd: Ruby Peyton
3rd: Darien Giedd
4th: Lindsey Lumpkin
5th: Michelle Zeller
1st: Jake Baker - $250
2nd: Alex Lockwood- $150
3rd: Justin Henigin - $100
4th: Alex Martin
5th: John Myre
Volcom Snowboard - Cody Cooper
Rev’d Rider $100 – Luke Zajac
Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Shades - Seth Karlsrud
Fender Guitar - Dillon Boeshans
Everyone wins when the day ends with a proper product toss.
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Posted on 03/03/15