The 5Star Shred Show presented by Monster Energy kicked off this evening in Whistler, B.C., Canada with the Big Hip competition where Canadian rider, Darcy Sharpe (CAN), took top honors. Riders were going huge on the 50-foot hip jump where they had the option of hipping to either side or gapping the entire thing straight on. This was Darcy’s first major TTR title of his career and will be going home $15,000 USD richer and with the Shred Show Big Hip trophy.
Antoine Truchon (CAN) also had a pretty good night coming in second place and Jon Versteeg (CAN) took the last spot on the podium in third place.The Shred Show drew a massive crowd out to Whistler/Blackcomb where spectators were treated to a top-notch performance from some talented riders. The night kicked off with a concert by hip-hop group, Swollen Members that got the crowd pumped and then it was into the action on The Big Hip.
The competition kicked off with a field of 27 riders in qualifiers that was narrowed to a 10 rider final. Darcy rose above the pack and won with impressive tricks including a frontside double cork 1080, backside 720 and a corked backside 900. Darcy was excited about his win saying, “I went out there and had fun, I learned a couple new tricks in the last couple of days that helped me land in first. The Shred Show was great and it turned out to be a really fun time.”The TTR action continues on Monday with the 5Star Shred Show Slopestyle competition going down up on Blackcomb mountain. Check out www.ttrworldtour.com updates straight from Whistler