Friday, April 6, 2012

Colorado Freeride Hosts King of Campus Rail Jam

BOULDER, Colo. (04/6/12) —The University of Colorado Boulder Freeride and Snowboard team hosts the annual Rail Jam at the Coors Event Center on Friday, April 6 from 6-9:30 p.m.

“I want to see our athletes have fun in front of their classmates,” said Head Coach Pat Abramson. “They will have fun till it gets down to the finals and then get serious about being crowned the best rider on campus.”

This year the competition will only be open to CU students. Riders are expected to wear a helmet and sign a waiver before competing.

“We are hoping this event will increase not only on campus organization involvement, but also increase interest among the student body,” said snowboarder Kelly Macfarlane. “We’re hoping to get a pretty big turnout and are excited to compete.”

The snow will be provided by Winter Park, along with the rails that the athletes will be competing on. Program Council will provide music for the event.

“All the riders who come out should have experience in rail style competition,” said Eric Vlosky, manager of the snowboarding team. “This year we are going to have a lot of talent out there so riders should expect some tough competition.”

Wright Group Event Services has provided the scaffolding and staging and is acting as the main sponsor. Other sponsors include RockStar Energy Drinks, Zeal Optics and First Drop Outerwear.

The event will take place at the South West Entrance of the event center. The competition is FREE to attend and open to the public.

“The location is going to be the best I’ve seen in years,” said Abramson. “It’s on a natural hill, which requires less set up. It’s going to be great.”