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2011 You Look Good Rider’S Cup – Mt. Seymour Highlights


The second stop of the 2011 You Look Riders Cup took place today, February 26, at Mt. Seymour despite the winter storm that rolled into the greater Vancouver area making for less than ideal riding conditions. Riders and contest organizers collaboratively revamped the contest format early on in an effort to make the best of the conditions, opting to eliminate the traditional qualifier/finals format for a best of three runs contest. On the brightside, riders were incredibly pleased with the course set-up that the Seymour terrain park staff built. From top-to-bottom the course featured a mellow down rail, a 25 ft step-down jump followed by a 45 ft step-down jump and the choice between a down-flat-down rail and an electrical box. Extremely poor visibility in the morning resulted in a two-feature contest for the Grom (12 & under) and Renegade (13-15) categories. Undeterred by the conditions local rider Zac Dolesky put down the strongest performance to capture the win in the Renegade division, with his first run consisting of a solid Frontboard to Backside 3 Tail. In a close second, with three solid runs was Oakville, Ontarios Kai Vjejski, with notable tricks including a Backside 3 Tail and a nearly clean Frontside 5. Rounding out the Renegade podium was another North Vancouver local, Ryan Johnston. Immediately following the completion of the Grom and Renegade categories, the Salomon Bonfire Amateur Open and Coors Light Pro Open competitors jumped right into their practice, during which the decision was made to re-open all four features for their three run contest. The amateur contest saw some solid riding from both the women and men. In the womens division North Vancouver local Marisa Harder took home first place and the 8-day pro session at Camp of Champions. Joining her on the podium was Marlee Eheler and Carly Scott in second and third respectively. The amateur mens win and 8-day pro Camp of Champions session went to Cole Cummins who made the trek from Ontario to compete in the contest. Cole impressed the judges with a run that consisted of a Frontboard Pretzel out to Cab 5, followed by a Backside 7. Joining him on the podium was Kurt Layton in second and Shayan Aghourlikani in third.The Coors Light Pro Womens division had a small but strong field including, Vera Janssen, Taylor Godber, Gillian Andrewshenko, Kate MacMillan and last years Seymour pro womens division winner Natsuki Sato to name a few. Natsuki once again dominated the day with her first of three runs that included a Nosepress on the down rail, a big Frontside 180 to Switch Backside 7, which landed her in first place taking home $1000 as well as an additional $100 and 100 series points for the standout trick, thanks to her Switch Backside 7. Joining her on the podium was Kate MacMillan in second earning a well-deserved $500 for her first run consisting of a 50-50 to a big Tail Grab on the 25 ft step down to a Backside 3 Tail. Rounding out the pro womens division was Gillian Andrewshenko who claimed third place and $200. After a rough start with a cringe inducing bail in her first run, Gillian came back and threw down a solid second run, including a Boardslide to Backside 3 Indy, a big Indy Air on the 45 ft step-down to 50-50 on the down-flat-down rail. The highly anticipated Coors Light Pro Mens division was stacked with talent and resulted in several near perfect scores. The first place, $2000 win went to Craig Beaulieu, who earned his payout with a run consisting of a Switch Bluntslide 270 out, Switch Backside 9, Frontside 9 and 50-50 Frontside 360 out on the down-flat-down rail. Not far behind in second place was last years pro mens division winner Jon Versteeg, who also took home the Snowboard Canada Stand Out Trick award with a Cab 10. He walked away $1100 richer thanks to his run that included a Frontboard Pretzel Out to Cab 9, Backside 9, followed by a Gap to Switch Boardslide on the down-flat-down rail. In third place receiving $500 was Harrison Gray for his run consisting of a Frontboard Pretzel out, Switch Backside 5, Frontside 10 to Gap Back Lip on the down-flat-down rail. Following todays results both the Coors Light Pro Men and Womens divisions have new series point leaders. Natsuki Sato has taken the lead in the womens point standings, thanks to the bonus 100 points she earned from the Stand Out Trick. On the mens side Harrison Gray is now leading the pack with 11 500 points after combining his fifth place finish in Tremblant two weeks ago with todays third place result.To check out all of todays highlights and for your chance to win prizes from Salomon, Bonfire and Camp of Champions stay tuned to PUSH.CA for the official YLGRC11 Mt. Seymour video, your next opportunity to Watch, Share & Win!For a list of today’s results head to