Stop #1 of Volcom Stone’s Peanut Butter and Rail Jam packed up the van, set the coordinates, and pointed it north to Boreal Mountain, CA on Saturday January 10, 2015.
Father and son look onto the PBRJ contest site in awe as practice begins. Future snowboard generations look to those that came before which leaves us all in good hands.
Boreal’s terrain park crew has been on a non-stop mission to cover the entire mountain with fun parks and fresh features that keep you coming back for more. The park continues to evolve each day with new rails of all shapes and sizes, ledges, cannon ball jibs, multiple jump lines, and many more. They also found time to build one heck of a custom PBRJ contest site that unveiled a brand new closeout rail/creeper ledge feature for zone 1, a gap to down bar in zone 2, and a rad pole jam down flat rail in zone 3. Around 150 riders converged on the contest zone to sess out the features and calculate trick possibilities in their minds. It didn’t take long before the boards were bonking and the inaugural 2015 PBRJ contest madness was underway.
The Peanut Butter and Rail Jam opened up the day with the first 10 & Under Division jam since its inception 15 years ago. 9-Year-Old Anthony Leyva, pictured above, takes on the down flat rail without hesitation and gains the first ever "Stand-Out" award in his division.
Colorado local Luke Winkelmann happened to be in Tahoe just in time for Stop #1 of the 2015 tour. He came in hot landing this fs 180 sw 50-50 sw bs 360 out in zone 3 (pictured), as well as a half cab 50-50 bs 360 out on the down rail in zone 2, and a 50-50 fs 360 past the close out rail in zone 1 to capture 3rd place in the 15 & Under Division.
Keegan Hosefros had all eyes upon him as he landed this last try, division ending, cab 270 fs board slide to fakie in the 15 & Under finals. Keegan Walked away with 2nd place and captured Electric California's $50 "Gooeyest Move of the Event."
Drayden Gardener had his "A" game at Stop #1. He has participated in the PBRJ tour for years and this was his best performance to date. He was pushed to step it up as Drayden and Keegan Hosefros battled to the bitter end. Drayden landed this sw bs 360 50-50 fs 180 out in zone 2 shortly after Keegan landed the same trick regular. In the end, Dray squeaked out the win and took 1st place overall in the 15 & Under Division
Skyler Gallardo had something going on in his mind that no one else even attempted. He decided to fs board slide up the pole jam and glide to the end of the down flat rail in zone 3. We decided to give him a FREE Volcom snowboard because it was so awesome. Needless to say, he was super stoked to win the board and place 4th in the 16 - 21 Division.
Woodward at Tahoe local shredder, Alex Herrmann, proves that style and trick selection are king. Here he lands a cab 270 fb to regular in zone 2. He also landed a stand out bs tail press fs 360 out on the down flat rail in zone 3 boosting his overall score into 1st place for the 16 - 21 Division.
This photo generally speaks for itself as you look close to those on hand. Mouths agape, hands in the air, and minds blown as Jenise Spiteri sends it to flat off the pole jam in zone 3. Her graceful landing inspired other ladies to follow her footprints resulting in some heart stopping action and close calls.
East Coaster Ari Marrone has been catching the bus to Boreal at 6am each morning to ride the park. That dedication translates to solid ride time and this 50-50 180 out past the closeout on Boreal's newest jib feature. She then came back to nose press bs 180 out just before the final seconds ticked away. Ari's over all skill solidified the top spot to bring the West Coast title back to the East.
There is always time in life to catch up with friends and enjoy a FREE peanut butter and jelly party!
Andrey Trofimov stomped a fs 270 lipslide 270 out on the closeout feature in zone 1. It impressed our judge Johnny Brady so much that we had to award him the $100 Rev'd Rider award. Here he sw lipslides and 270's out for good measure.
Dakota Whitaker decides to keep it real sending this fs 180 to flat in zone 1. There were many people that couldn't handle the drop off much less gap the whole dang thing!...oh and he fs 360'd it too.
Samm "RedDog" Newman made us go blind with this bs 180 sw 50-50 to fakie on the flat down rail in zone 3. He may have had his buddies number on, but his name shined through in the end for 2nd place in the Open/AM Division.
Matt Shaffer was an absolute beast the entire day. Point in case, this the high speed low to hight gap up to bs blunt slide fs 270 out. This only happened after he clipped the closeout and totally destroyed himself on the prior attempt. His determination and balls to the walls riding style landed him on top of the podium in the Open/AM Division
We would like to extend our gratitude to Matt Peterson, Tucker Norred, and the entire Boreal staff for their help orchestrating this fine event. Big thanks to Lane Knaack and the Boreal/Woodward at Tahoe park staff for a A+ contest site and keeping it on point throughout the day. Thanks to Johnny Brady, Kyle Beckmann, and Brian Wilson for watching the action and notching down the scores. Also, a special thanks to Sic Vic and Brian Neri for their help across the board. Lastly, check out our tour sponsors, listed below, for their additional support of the PBRJ and the extra goodies that go around.
-Rev’d Nutrition Bars
15 & Under Division:
1st: Drayden Gardener
2nd: Keegan Hosefros
3rd: Luke Winklemann
4th: Same Christie
5th: Caleb Bonneville
16 - 21 Division:
1st: Alex Hermann
2nd: Sam Haivala
3rd: Shawn Oniell
4th: Skyler Gallardo
5th: Matt Williams
1st: Ari Marrone
2nd: Cali Doerfler
3rd: Mariah Dugan
4th: Jenise Spiteri
5th: Regina Kessler
Men's Open/AM Division:
1st: Matt Shaffer - $250
2nd: Austin Ford - $150
3rd: Eric Royce - $100
4th: Dakota Whitaker
5th: Justin Mullen
Volcom Snowboard - Skyler Gallardo
Rev’d Rider: $100 – Andrey Trofimov
Electric "Gooyest Move Of The Event" $50 and Electric Shades - Keegan Hosefros
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