Stop #9 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam descended upon the sweet peaks of Stevens Pass, WA Saturday, March 15th 2014.
The legend of Northwest shred is a realm that is unfathomable to those that have had the opportunity to taste the steeps and deeps of this region. The culture here has an essence that that eats, sleeps, and dreams of amazing days on the mountain. It is always a favorite zone for the PBRJ tour to visit and indulge in all that snowboarding and the culture has to offer here.
Stevens Pass opened the opportunity to host their 1st NW PBRJ having a solid foundation of crew, volunteers, and a set up to keeping everyone pumped the entire day. The Terrain Park executed a prime contest arena that included a fan favorite elevated down tube in zone 1, combined 3 boxes in scissor fashion for zone 2 that kept everyone on their toes, and posted a sizable down-flat-down rail in zone 3. The park crew also made it possible to gap transfer from the zone 2 platform to all other zones for an extra spice of life. Regardless of inclement weather in the forecast, competitors converged from many locations including Montana, Idaho, Utah, Colorado, South Dakota, North Carolina, and even British Colombia for a chance to compete.
The 15 & Under Division hit the ignition switch as they burst into a fitting “flurry” of activity. Keala Cole was hustling around the contest venue with a no nonsense type of ripping. He started things off with a fs 270 lipslide fs 270 off on the tube in zone 1, 50-50’d through the scissor box to boardslide in zone 2, and was the only one in his division to gap transfer from zone 2 to zone 3 with a bs boardslide landing in 1st place for his labors. Milo Malkoski bent the mold with a solid half cab in, 180 out on the tube, 50-50 to boardslide 270 out on the scissor box, and 50-50 through the DFD in zone 3 as he captured 2nd place. Matteo Soltane kept it creative as he pulled a fs boardslide crail and a 1 footed kick-out bs boardslide on the tube in zone 1, 1 footer 50-50 through the scissor in zone 2, and a classic bs boardslide on the DFD in zone 3 to wrap up the podium in 3rd place.
The Face Of Determination As This 9-Year-Old Mini Shred Grabs Mute In Zone 2
Matteo Soltane Going Crail Front Board In Zone 1
Keala Cole In The "If I Could Be Like Mike" Pose As He Gaps From Zone 2 To Zone 3
The 16 -21 Division snapped up their gear heading to the top as a request for some Iron Maiden was made to hype up the competitors. The guys were really grinding away as the energy level grew with each tick of the time clock. Throughout the heat we saw awesomeness on all accords with tricks of a hw fs 270 bs lip in zone 1, a street style noseblunt tranny finder to 180 nose press on the scissor box, and a mega leaned sw bs bluntslide 270 out in zone 3. As time ticked away British Columbia’s Daniel Gardiner had kept up a high level of difficulty and consistency to take the 1st place spot, Daniel’s friend Adrian Tongko backed his buddy up with 2nd place, and justice was served as Justus Hines captured 3rd place and Electric’s “Gooeyest Move of the Event” with a flawless gap transfer fs 270 lipslide to regular from zone 2 to the zone 3 DFD that blew minds away.
Kody Yorosloski Riding Though With A Switch Lipslide 270 Out In Zone 1
Justus Hines Exits The Scissor Box With A Fully Tweaked Out Method In Zone 2
British Columbia's Adrian Tongko Gaps To Boardslide In Zone 3
It was now time for the Women’s Open Division to take center stage as the park crew rolled out the rakes in anticipation for the women’s take over. This division certainly stepped up to the plate as we saw a variety of tricks like a bs nose press down the tube in zone 1, 50-50 through the scissor box to fs boardslide in zone 2, and a solid high speed 50-50 to boardslide combination on the zone 3 kinker to name a few. South Dakota’s Sierra Jewett took home the win with unprecedented determination, Kirsten Lee took 2nd as she blasted through the pack with tons of speed, and Kayla Kobelin put it together for a 3rd place finish despite battling a prior injury.
The Sun Poked Out For This 50-50 Boardslide Combo Performed By 12-Year-Old Isabella Gomez In Zone 2
Kayla Kobelin Pressing The Zone 1 Tube
South Dakota's Sierra Jewett Came Back To This 50-50 Boardslide Combo And Nailed It After A Harsh Slam
Everyone Enjoyed The Free PBJ and Gatorade On Hand
The Open Division was ready to set it off with a barrel full of surprises. Local legend Morgan Rose showed up to everyone’s disbelief by throwing down some crowd-pleasing “coon flips” that had everyone amping. The action continued throughout the heat with tricks like a hw fs 270 sw bs lip down the tube in zone 1, a 50-50 to jammed bs boardslide 270 out through the scissor box in zone 2, and the zone 3 DFD gap session was on fire with the likes of a gap fs 180 sw 50-50 and many more. Montana’s Dillon Boeshans made his way from Park City, Utah to put on a masterful show of technical prowess and a send it attitude for 1st place, Stefan Krumm was style king with a notable bs lipslide through the entire DFD that helped him capture 2nd place and the Rev’d Rider award, and Stevens Pass’s own Trevor Kelly mans the park knowing every nuance and showed some serious skill to take the 3rd place podium position.
Eythan Frost Fs Boardslide To Boardslide Combo In Zone 2
Ryan Finder Finds His Way To The End Of Zone 1
Stefan Krumm Was The Only Person To Bs Lip Through The Kinks In Zone 3 To Win $100 And The Rev'd Rider Award For Doing It With Style
Trevor Kelly Riding This Hw Fs 270 Sw Bs Lip To Regs Through The Mogul Field After Zone 1
Montana's Dillon Boeshans Putting In Work To Land This Monster Cab 270 Frontside Boardslide In Zone 3
We would like to thank Nate Escalona and Kiah Patzkowsky from Sevens Pass for all their hard work before, during, and after the PBRJ. Thank you to Brian Boyle and the entire terrain park staff for building an awesome contest venue and keeping it tidy throughout. Props to Ahmon Stamps, Russell Winfield, and Clint Vezie for handling the score sheets. High fives to NW Veeco family Clint Graham, Cheyne Shoultz, and Coco Farrell for their support. Lastly, check out our tour sponsors, listed below, that kick in the extra stoke each week.
-Rev’d Nutrition Bars
15 & Under Division
1st: Keala Cole
2nd: Milo Malkoski
3rd: Matteo Soltane
4th: Zakk Harman
5th: Aiden Kelly
1st: Daniel Gardiner
2nd: Adrian Tongko
3rd: Justus Hines
4th: Michael Johnson
5th: Kody Yorosloski
Women's Open Division:
1st: Sierra Jewett
2nd: Kirsten Lee
3rd: Kayla Kobelin
4th: Amanda Poindexter
5th: Isabella Gomez
Men's Open Division:
1st: Dillon Boeshans
2nd: Stefan Krumm
3rd: Trevor Kelly
4th: Ryan Finder
5th: Eythan Frost
Rev’d Rider Award: $100 – Stefan Krumm
Electirc's "Gooeyest Move of the Event”: $50 and Electric Sunglasses - Justus Hines
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Posted on March 18, 2014