September Freeride Newsletter

Thai Me Up Restaurant & Brewery's 2019 Wild West Skateboard Contest Series

Ketchum hosted the first stop of the series with their 17th 'semi-annual'  on August 10.  The event drew quite a crowd with a handful of JHSC Freeride athletes making the trek over to Idaho.  More on the event and results can be found here.  

^ Jake (aka. Jake the blake, J-Dolla) Johnson with a Frontside Grab

Jackson Hole Stop #2 took place on August 17th.  Thanks to local skatepark ripper, the Bowl coping had just been painted the day before the contest.  With roughly 25 competitors and over 50 spectators the event was one to be remembered.  

The following weekend was the revival of the Driggs, ID stop of the series hosted by The Nayborhood skate shop based out of Idaho Falls.  A big thanks goes out to Chris Michael of the The Nayborhood for bringing back this awesome event for the regional skateboard community!!

There is one stop left to determine the Series Champions.  The current results can be viewed below.  

Utah Olympic Park Camp

A crew headed to the Utah Olympic Park for three days of action packed shredding.  Morning warm-ups on the olympic trampolines were followed by training on the Airbag jump.  After a short lunch break, the afternoon was filled with more bouncing and a cool-off at the water ramps.  All three athletes pushed themselves to learn new tricks and increase their comfort in these new training facilities.  We look forward to a return to the Olympic Park with bigger crew of athletes next time.  

Tristan Clegg - NEW Assistant Program Director / Head Snowboard Coach

We are very excited to announce an incredible addition to the Freeride Program's Snowboard coaching squad - Tristan Redd Clegg!  Tristan has deep roots in the Snowboard world having grown up in the Team Utah Pipeline and has been coaching in the region for more than five years.  His education is extensive with the following certifications:

  • Level 200 - US Ski & Snowboard 
  • Level 300 - American Association of Snowboard Instructors
    • Level 200 Freestyle Specialist
    • Level 200 Children Specialist
    • Level 200 Adaptive Specialist
  • Level 200 - USA Snowboard & Freeski Association
  • Level 100 - International Freeski & Snowboard Association

Tristan's Bio can be viewed here.  We are very glad to have him join our team and share his knowledge and experience with our athletes and coaches.