The Finals are a Wrap for Monster Army Recon Tour Snowboard and Ski Contest Series
The Monster Army Recon Tour wrapped up the winter series at the Mammoth Mountain Ski Area. The final round drew top up and coming talent from all over the country, Canada and as far as New Zealand. Athletes were competing for a $7,500 cash purse and tons of swag and prizes from Monster, Hookit, Replay XD, Mophie, Freestyle, Electric, Fuel, EVS, Yea.Nice, Coal, Romp Skis, Transworld Snowboarding and Freeskiier magazine.
The talent has been deep for the entire tour, but it was the Mammoth locals who dominated most of the snowboard and ski divisions at the final stop. For the athletes who were in the overall series points chase in the Open divisions, there was a lot at stake. Beyond the cash, a Monster Army athlete contract was up for grabs for the 2013/2014 winter season. For the younger am divisions, it was all bragging rights.
“We’re pumped on our first Winter Recon Tour and that we were able provide a solid contest series to help the up and coming athletes get their names out there,” said Scott Tilton, CEO of Hookit, which runs the Recon Tour. “Monster Energy, the athletes, mountains and the rest of our tour partners are the ones who made this tour possible. We look forward to continuing to expand the series for years to come.”
Below is a recap and final results from the final round in each division. For a complete list of results and overall standings or to view photos, videos and athlete profiles, visit www.theReconTour.com/winter. To see the overview on the nationwide expansion of the 10 stop BMX series, check out www.theReconTour.com/summer.
Snowboard Wrap Up
Heading into Mammoth, sixteen year-old Jack Herald from Canton, MA was at the top of the point standings in the Open Men division and Lynn Neil from Heber City, UT in the Open Women.
At the final stop, Jeremy Page, Jed Sky and Max Eberhardt took the top 3 podium spots in the Open Men division. Jack Herald was consistent all tour and got the points he needed to become the first-ever Winter Recon Tour champion winning $1,500 and the Monster Army contract.
Monster Army’s Kelly Berger took the Open Women win at the final stop followed by Lynn Neil and Nirvana Ortanez. Lynn Neil was on the podium at every stop and is the overall Open Women champion.
Check the video edit at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=468sn9NKRGk
A huge congrats goes out to our overall champions and podium finishers from the Recon Tour finals:
Overall Recon Tour Champions after 3 Rounds:
Open Men Overall Champion – Jack Herald – Canton, MA
Open Women – Lynn Neil – Heber City, UT
18+ Men – Brady Durgin – Salt Lake City, UT
15-17 Male – Cody Hyman – Salt Lake City, UT
15-17 Female – Julie Madrid – Fontana, CA
12-14 Male – Chandler Hunt – Park City, UT
12-14 Female – Kalli Shafer – Trabuco Canyon, CA
11 & Under Male – Judd Henkes – San Diego, CA
11 & Under Female – Lauren Mattingly – Sandy, UT
Mammoth Recon Tour Division Winners:
Open Men – Jeremy Page – Mammoth Lakes, CA
Open Women – Kelly Berger – Mammoth Lakes, CA
18+ Men – Joss McAlpin – Pheasants Nest, NSW
15-17 Male – JJ Rayward – Mammoth Lakes, CA
12-14 Male – Chandler Hunt – Park City, UT
12-14 Female – Kalli Shafer – Trabuco Canyon, CA
11 & Under Male – Judd Henkes – San Diego, CA
11 & Under Female – Lauren Mattingly – Sandy, UT
Ski Wrap Up
After the first two stops in Park City and Mountain High, Ian Hamilton from Missoula, MT was at the top of the point standings in the Open Men division and Jessica Vass from Park City, UT in the Open Women. It was the Mammoth locals who showed they held the hometown advantage. Robby Franco took the win for the day in Open Men, Carly Margulies in the Open Women and Peter Hensley in the 12-14 Male division.
Ian Hamilton showed he had the consistency and talent to top the field for the overall win in the Open Men division, finishing second on the day and winning $1,500 for the overall. Jessica Vass powered through a torn ACL earning 2nd place on the day and winning the overall Recon Tour championship in the Open Women division.
Check the video edit at: www.youtube.com/watch?v=o9QWadToQP4
A huge congrats goes out to our overall champions and podium finishers from the Recon Tour finals:
Overall Recon Tour Champions after 3 Rounds:
Open Men – Ian Hamilton – Missoula, MT
Open Women – Jessica Vass – Park City, UT
18+ Men – Scott Jackson – Wrightwood, CA
15-17 Female – Julie Madrid – Fontana, CA
12-14 Male – Peter Hensley – Park City, UT
12-14 Female – Ashton Glass – Park City, UT
11 & Under Male – Harry Lawson – Salt Lake City, UT
11 & Under Female – Marin Hamill – Park City, UT
Mammoth Recon Tour Division Winners:
Open Men – Robby Franco – Mammoth Lakes, CA
Open Women – Carly Margulies – Mammoth Lakes, CA
18+ Men – Patrick Dowling – Los Angeles, CA
15-17 Male – Bradlydean Bybee – Pocatelio, ID
12-14 Male – Peter Hensley – Park City, UT
About the Recon Tour
The Recon Tour was started by Hookit and Monster Energy as is an intelligence-gathering mission to find the best up and coming athletes in the nation through contests for Snowboard, Ski and BMX. We work closely with key partners to support the future of action sports and provide a better platform for the athletes to advance in their sports. For more information on the Recon Tour, visitwww.theReconTour.com. You can also follow the tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/recontour, on Twitter @recontour, and on instagram @recontour. To get involved as a sponsor or partner, please contact us at 888-874-3374 ext. 133 or recontour@hookit.com.

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