Nike Chosen Event

January 6, 2012 at 2:00 PM to January 6, 2012 at 10:00 PM

Lights, camera, smoke, ACTION! The NIKE Chosen event exploded Friday night at Mountain High in a sea of sound, strobes, and solid snowboarding.  With GT of Von Zipper and Nike rider, Mason Aguirre on the mic, DJ YNot laying down the beats, top riders and NIKE Pros descended on the Playground jib park in this one-of-a-kind nighttime rail jam.  The course consisted of a signature rainbow box painted by, a stair set, a concrete ledge, and three quarterpipes connected by two corrugated tubes. Riders like Ian Sams, Jeager Bailey and Danika Duffy destroyed the down rails while Kyle Lopiccolo, Spencer Link, Cory Cronk and Erik Leon were boosting out of the quarterpipe. It was Mountain High’s own Ryan Paul who took first and best trick with his backside 360 50/50 on the stair set. Ian Sams took second place with his proper tricks on every feature while Jeager Bailey managed third with his style and flip tricks. Melissa Evans from Big Bear won the Women’s division with her relentless domination of the stair set and quarterpipe.  

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1) Ryan Paul
2) Ian Sams
3) Jeager Bailey
4) Mitch Richmond
5) Brendon Simons
6) Kyle Lopiccolo
7) Erik Leon
8) Dominik Kandollara
9) Spencer Link
10) Cory Cronk


1) Melissa Evans
2) Danika Duffy
3) Jamie Madrid
4) Nirvana Ortanez

Best Trick

Ryan Paul - Backside 360 50/50 on the Down Box