GOLETA, CA Feb. 13, 2010 – Ultimate Boarder – the triathlon of a new generation – rides big to new locations in San Diego, Lake Tahoe, and Reno for its 3rd annual championship to be held Saturday-Saturday, March 13-20, 2010.
The one-week competition to find the athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding has secured new venues & line-up including: the surfing competition at Seaside Reef in Cardiff-by-the-Sea, Calif. (San Diego County), Saturday - Tuesday, March 13-16; the snowboarding in Lake Tahoe at Northstar-at-Tahoe™ Resort, Thursday - Friday, March 18-19; and skateboarding contest at Grand Sierra Resort & Casino Reno, NV, Saturday March 20. Following the skate finals and awards ceremony on Saturday, March 20, a headlining concert will be featured in the Grand Sierra Resort & Casino Grand Theatre, with details to follow soon.
"The momentum of Ultimate Boarder going into its 3rd year reflects the evolving ways that fans and athletes engage in sports today," said Tim Hoover, Founder & CEO of Ultimate Boarder. "Last year's event proved to be phenomenal, with huge support from both sponsors and the surf-skate-snow community. We are fortunate to have found new venues to accommodate our growing roster of athletes and fans and are looking forward to showcasing another successful event."
The 2010 sponsors include Verizon Wireless™, Samsung, FlexFit®, Northstar-At-TahoeTM Resort & Grand Sierra Resort & Casino to name a few.
After the inaugural Ultimate Boarder event in 2008, the event was named the "Best New Sports Event of the Year" by SportsTravel Magazine and heralded by media such as the New York Times. The idea to establish the best-of-the-best in snowboarding, skateboarding and surfing has caught heightened interest by the fans of the three disciplines too – many of whom often dabble in or follow more than one board sport.
The Ultimate Boarder Championship includes individual and team competition, and starting this year will be the addition of a new category with an Under-16 youth team division, with FlexFit offering $5000 for the 1st place winner.
The list of notable athletes scheduled to compete continues to grow, and already includes:
Todd Richards (Encinitas, CA), X-Games Gold medalist and 1994 U.S. Open Champ
Chad Shelter (Dana Point, CA), 2009 Ultimate Boarder Champion
Aaron Astorga (San Diego, CA), 2008 Ultimate Boarder Champion
Andy MacDonald (San Diego, CA), career leader in X-Games skate medals
Tom Curren (Santa Barbara, CA), three-time world surfing champion
Christian Hosoi (Huntington Beach, CA), Transworld Legend Award Winner
Omar Hassan (Newport Beach, CA), X-Games standout and 2009 Ultimate Boarder Bronze Medalist
Nathan Fletcher (San Diego, CA), 2009 Billabong XXL Global Big Wave Award Nominee
Christian Fletcher (San Clemente, CA), "Godfather" of aerial surfing
Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Cardiff, CA), nine-time X-Games medalist including Gold in 2009 Vert competition
Bjorn Leines (Big Lake, MN), Olympic Snowboarder
Kristian Philipp (Auckland, NZ), 2009 Ultimate Boarder Runner-up
"Our roster continues to grow because we've created an event that celebrates action sports and fuels athletes' competitive edge. The caliber of athletes is a testament to the Ultimate Boarder competition," said Hoover.
About Ultimate Boarder™
Ultimate Boarder™ is a one-week competition to find the athlete who can conquer the art of surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding. Ultimate Boarder™ was created in response to the growing popularity of these sports, and as a way to promote healthy athletic lifestyles among young athletes in a positive and competitive environment that grooms role models and heroes for our country's next generation. To register for the Ultimate Boarder™ Championship, and for event details, rules and eligibility, visit www.ultimateboarder.com.
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