Beaver Valley, ON - Contest Recap
Words: Colby Sears
The Burton Qualifiers rolled through Beaver Valley, ON last Saturday, 2/20 for the sixth semi-final stop of the 2016 Tour. The Beaver Valley Classic included a medley of rail and transition features putting Balfour Beatty to shame. Hats go off to the Beaver Valley Ski Club Park Staff for putting together a course that completely embraced the style of the Classic Canadian Rail Jam.
As the 15 & unders took to the course, is was obvious that 12 year old, William Buffey was a forced to be reckoned with. Judges were left searching for their jaws in the snow after tricks like cab & backside 270’s on the gap to flat down rail. Needless to say, young Buffey took 1st place for the 15 & under division.
The Open Division was equally riveting. With more blunt slides than a Snoop Dog video, the hour long jam seemed to wither away all too quickly. Kody Willams twerked his way around the course with the partial dislocation of his hips wielding the craziest backside 270 to fakie in the game. 1st place rider, Joel Dalacker’s frontside 270 off the toes on the gap to flat down rail was the highlight of the day, and after a brutal fall midway through he straight-up went Aaliyah on the jam and dusted himself off and tried again for the win.
Congratulations to all of winners. The top six riders earned themselves a spot to compete in the Burton Qualifiers Finals at Seven Springs, PA Saturday, 2/26.
15 & Under
1st William Buffey ($150.00 & Invite to Finals)
2nd Sam Kovem ($100.00 & Invite to Finals)
3rd Troy Hancock ($50.00 & Invite to Finals)
4th Scott Wilkinson (Invite to Finals)
5th Joel Graham (Invite to Finals)
6th Jesse Jarrett (Invite to Finals)
1st Joel Dalacker ($350.00 & Invite to Finals)
2nd Austin Johnson ($150.00 & Invite to Finals)
3rd Daniel Glibota ($100.00 & Invite to Finals)
4th Hayden Edwards (Invite to Finals)
5th Brian Anderson (Invite to Finals)
6th Kody Williams (Invite to Finals)