Competitors for 2009 Supergirl Jam Snowboard Rail Jam and Inline Best Tricks Contest announced
On September 6, the top female action sports athletes in snowboarding and inline skating will join their skateboarding counterparts in Venice Beach, CA, for the final stop in the 2009 Supergirl Jam event series.
The Supergirl Jam is the action sports industry’s only large-scale, all-girls competition and lifestyle festival designed to promote female empowerment, strength, independence and leadership. The top athletes in skateboarding, snowboarding and inline will be competing for their share of the $36,000 total prize purse and the Supergirl Jam title in their respective sports.
The snowboard rail jam competition will take place on a 35-foot high snowboard mountain that will be created next to the beach with 80,000 pounds of freshly made snow. Two groups of 12 riders will compete in the preliminary round, with the top 12 advancing to a final round. The 12 finalists will compete for the prize purse as well as best trick bragging rights – which comes with a $1,000 bonus.
Laurie Currier (Incline Village, Calif.), the 2008 Supergirl Jam Snowboard Rail Jam champion is back this year to defend her title against a field of elite snowboarders which includes 2007 X Games medalist Chanelle Sladics (Newport Beach, Calif.), and the youngest snowboard rail jam competitor, Indigo Monk (Manhattan Beach, Calif.). At 14-years-old, Monk is a prime example of Generation Snow, the youngsters taking the competition scene by storm.
The Supergirl Jam will also feature eight of the world’s best inline skaters competing in a best trick contest that will electrify the crowd with the pros’ fearlessness and artistry. With a line-up that includes 2008 Supergirl Jam Inline Rail Jam champion Chynna Weierstall (Roseville, Mich.), 2008 Action Sports World Championships Inline Skate Street gold medalist, Jenna Downing (Barnsley, England), and 7-time X-Games gold medalist Fabiola da Silva (Sao Paulo, Brazil), the competition is sure to be thrilling.
Previously announced, the Supergirl Jam street skateboarding competition will also be held on September 6 in Venice Beach. Pro skateboard street competitors include 2008 X-Games Champion Elissa Steamer (Ft. Myers, FL), Amy Caron (Huntington Beach, Calif.), Vanessa Torres (Orange County, Calif.), Lyn-z Adams Hawkins (Cardiff-by-the-sea, Calif.), Lacey Baker (Covina, Calif.), and Supergirl Pro-Am Jam gold medalist Leticia Bufoni (Sao Paulo, Brazil). Abby Zsarnay (Santa Paula, Calif.) will also compete in the event, having placed as the top amateur in the Supergirl Pro-Am Jam held on August 19 at Woodward West.
Lauren Perkins (Huntington Beach, Calif.) who took home the Supergirl Jam Skateboard Street title in last year’s event is sidelined this year, recovering from recent knee surgery, but she will be on-hand to support her fellow competitors. The competition will be tight with Bufoni, who took top prize in this year’s Supergirl Pro-Am Jam, trying to make it two wins in a row to sweep the Supergirl Jam skateboard events this year.
The Supergirl Jam series consisted of three stops this year – the Association of Surfing Professionals Grade-4 Supergirl Pro Junior contest that took place on August 15 & 16 in Oceanside, Calif.; the Supergirl Pro-Am Jam Skateboard Street competition that took place at Woodward West in Tehachapi, Calif., on August 19; and the Supergirl Jam finale at Venice Beach coming up on September 6 beginning at 11 a.m.
All of the competitive action from Venice Beach, and event highlights from the Supergirl Pro Junior and Supergirl Pro-Am Jam, will be streamed LIVE on GO211.com and http://thewb.com/supergirl.