Seattle, March 18, 2011 – Round 2 of the TTR 4Star RIDE Shakedown USA kicked off on Friday with the amateur qualifications and rail jam competition at The Summit at Snoqualmie. The events long awaited return was greeted by eager athletes at the resort located a short 45 minutes from Seattle. As the night winded down, the crowd cheered on the Rail Jam finals and a much welcomed snowfall. A total of 24 amateur athletes from North America competed for their chance at the RIDE Shakedown semi-finals against world-renown professionals. In the end, only three riders were given the privilege to move on to the next round. It came down to the days movers and shakers Pat Lynch from Big Bear City (CA), Caden Michnal from Kalispell (MT), and Mitch Richmond from Mammoth Lakes (CA). Rail Jam title goes to Jeremy Cloutier The lineup for this years Rail Jam competition was impressive. Topping the list of pro invites was last years Rail Jam winner and local Austin Hironaka, looking to defend his title. Also present were Ryan Paul hailing from Cottage Grove Minnesota, and Quebec native Jeremy Cloutier. The setup design was tricky; requiring all 32 riders to really focus on speed and technique. The result was an exciting show where the only two Canadians partaking in the final took top honors. Jeremy Cloutier, who placed 3rd at the 2009 RIDE Shakedown, proved his reputation as a rail king by putting in two solid runs that gave him enough of a lead to skip out on his third and claim first place. His best of the two? A frontside 180 gap, switch backside 360-out on the kink rail. As for RIDE Shakedown DE 2011 winner Matts Kulisek, he earned another podium finish and $2,000. Not to be forgotten is Johnny Lazz. The rider from Carnelian Bay finished in third, earning $ 1,000.