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3Star You Look Good Riders Cup 2011 Final Series Stop


This coming weekend marks the official end to winter as well as the final series stop for the 3Star TTR You Look Good Riders Cup 2011. Mt. St. Louis Moonstone will play host to the fourth and final stop this Saturday March 19, and you definitely dont want to miss it. If you happen to be in Ontario there is no better way to say farewell to yet another great tour and snow season for that matter than with the crowning of the YLGRC 2011 series champions.Despite the spring like weather conditions that Ontario has been experiencing this past week, including warm temperatures and rain, Mt. St. Louis has reported that this weekends contest will feature a great park set-up. Thanks to their abundance of remaining snow in the Outback Terrain Park.The snow is good. We have more snow in our park than we do on the rest of our hills combined. So we are good for snow. – Craig Burley, Snow Park MayorThe slopestyle course is built and being consistently maintained to ensure optimum conditions for this Saturday. Competitors can expect to include five of the possible eight features on the course in their runs. The slopestyle course will be a five hit line, riders can choose from four jumps and four rails. From top-to-bottom the jumps include, two 35 wedges into a 50 wedge followed by a 42 wedge. The rails on course include an up-culvert, a rainbow press box, a 32 flat-down-flat rail and a T-bar rail. – Craig BurleyThe Mt. St. Louis stop will hand out $5400 cash as well as tones of prizing from series sponsors, Salomon, Bonfire, Camp of Champions, Ogio, Pow, Coal,Sandbox, and MyPackage. In addition to the standard tour prizing this stop will feature the presentation of the overall series titles and prizes to both the male and female Renegade category winners and the Coors Light Pro division winners. Up for grabs for the series top ranking Renegade male and female is a one-year scholarship to Icarus Shreducation, valued at $5000 each. For the Coors Light Pro series title winners a 7-day surf trip courtesy of Eldorado Surf Resort in El Salvador is on the line. A quick look at the current Renegade mens standings reveals that Colton Conway, a local Louis rider who won the renegade mens category at Mont Tremblant is currently a favourite to place well at Mt St Louis this Saturday. Making him the frontrunner to take the overall prize. Also in the running is Julien Venditti, who made the trip out to Tremblant earlier in the season and placed second. Kai Vjejski of Oakville is also in contention with a second place finish currently from the Mt Seymour stop at the end of February.The Coors Light Pro division series point race has been the tightest the YLGRC has seen to date. This year’s addition of the bonus 100 series points awarded to the recipient of the Snowboard Canada and Stand Out Trick at each stop has also added a new twist to the game. Craig Beaulieu the current series leader does not appear to be making the trip out to Ontario to safely secure the overall series win, but he is definitely still in contention to take the title depending on how the pro mens division at Mt. St. Louis plays out. Rumour has it that Jon Versteeg who currently sits in second place overall will be coming all the way from Whistler in hopes of taking the title. With Craig out of the picture, Versteeg needs to place in the top five at Mt. St. Louis in order to claim the overall series win. Still in contention for the title is Harrison Gray who will need either a first place finish or second place along with the SBC Stand Out Trick bonus points to surpass the bi-winning Craig Beaulieu. He will also have to cross his fingers that the rumours surrounding Jons appearance are untrue. Dont discount young Joel Dalacker who has had a strong season and has currently accumulated 12 000 series points. A first or second place finish could also result in him claiming the series title, dependent on how his fellow competitors finish.As for the ladies, the clear leader at this point is Gillian Andrewshenko, who has made murmurs about making the trip out east from her home in Whistler to lock down the title this weekend. As for her competition, at this point only four ladies are still in the running, Natsuki Sato who placed first at Mt. Seymour, Tamara Truchon who placed first at Mont Tremblant as well as Kiersten Higginson and Kate MacMillan who both have second place finishes under their belts. Tamara and Kiersten have confirmed their attendance this weekend, so it will be interesting to see who else makes the trip to Mt. St. Louis to battle it out for the title