The Vans Hi-Standard is in the books and went down as one of the best to date.
The Hi-Standard is an all inclusive event that is fun for all ages and ability levels. Featuring two jumps of varying sizes and a creative rail set up, more of our team riders came out to compete than ever before. The riders were rewarded for style, getting a $5 payout for every trick landed smoothly. With this format, you can be sure there were tons of riders running up and down the hill trying to earn the most dough they can.
After the paid jump sessions, the Van Doren Best Trick Rail Jam went down on the bottom rail features, with some very creative and unique rails. With lots of heavy hitters in the Ontario rail scene coming out to try and win the big prize, it was sure to be a heated event. In the end, Team Rider Patrice Poulin new it would take something big to steal the show, and put down an impressive backside 270 on the Vans signature rail to walk away with the Van Doren Best Rail Trick. He was not the only rider to finds himself at the awards ceremony as Cameron Spalding was crushing the jump all day and making it look easy. This, in combination with some progressive and creative rail riding earned him best rail trick in the 15 & under division, and MVP of the day across all men’s categories.
The next day was no day off, as the first SO CRL ranked Slopestyle event took place on home turf at Mount St Louis. As this is the Senders Stomping ground, it was a full sweep going into finals with all 12 finalists being Senders team riders. A well executed top to bottom run earned Sam Koven the top spot, with Cameron Spalding and Patrice Poulin close behind making it a very busy weekend for these riders. Carter Wega and Ryan Kangas also had some heavy runs and earned themselves the 4th and 5th spot respectively. Team rider Rachel Secord took the top spot in the ladies division, with a full pull top to bottom.
Everyone on the team put their hard work into action, and had a great time while doing so.