2011 Supergirl Jam: Results From The 5th Annual Event
The Supergirl Jam features more than 100 pros in surfing, skateboarding and snowboarding and is the action sports industry's largest all-female competition and lifestyle series.
The event series— designed to empower young women by celebrating their strength, creativity and intelligence— kicked-off with the Supergirl Pro Junior surf contest in Oceanside, California.
Alexis Sablone, Laurie Currier and Samarria Brevard all had their moments atop the podium draped in the coveted pink Supergirl cape as winners of the Skateboard Street, Snowboard Rail Jam and Am-Jam contests.
Set against a palm tree-lined backdrop, beachgoers were treated to some of the world’s best female snowboarders as they battled it out on a 28-foot-tall man-made mountain packed with 80,000 pounds of snow.
Danyale Patterson was attempting to defend her title against a tough field of 2011 competitors who brought mind-boggling tricks that pushed the progression of women’s rail riding to the next level.
Ultimately, Laurie Currier stood out, landing clutch tricks like ollying over a three-foot narrow steel down bar to execute a hardway 180 to switch 50-50 to regular, scoring her third Supergirl Rail Jam title and the first place check. Patterson and Desiree Melancon rounded out the podium in second and third, respectively.
“Having snowboarding on the beach makes this such a cool event and so different from every contest out there,” said snowboarder Laurie Currier. “It’s my fourth Supergirl Jam. I’ve made the podium every time, and this one put me back on top in first place."
The crowd moved from snowboarding to skate where the top female pro skaters in the world competed on a custom-built course. Alexis Sablone— Supergirl reigning champ and X Games skateboard street gold medalist— reclaimed her title, pulling out the biggest and hardest tricks among her competitors. Lacey Baker took second in Skateboard Street and Amy Caron took third.
“[The Supergirl Jam] is really important. It gives the girls an opportunity to get exposure by focusing on just them,” said skateboarder Alexis Sablone.
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