After a month of voting, the King of Style Youtube contest has come to an end and Peak Performance has announced the four skiers invited to the competition, which takes place on November 20th, 2010. After voting determined the top 20 entries, the King of Style judges along with Newschoolers, got together to choose their four choices; LJ Strenio, Gus Kenworthy, JF Houle and Paul Bergeron. Check out their entries below.
(Stockholm, October 28 2010) – The four riders who via the video qualification now are ready for the Peak Performance King of Styleare Paul Bergeron (Canada), Gus Kenworthy (USA), JF Houle (Canada) and LJ Strenio (USA). The quartet will face the world freestyle elite at Stockholm Olympic Stadium on November 20.
The video qualifications were carried out on YouTube where the participators were to upload a video of themselves that the visitors then graded. Out of the 20 highest ranked contributions a jury together with members on Newschoolers, the biggest freeski web community, picked the four best.
“Paul Bergeron or B-Paul as he calls himself, presented excellent skiing with the theme personified, King of Style. With both progressive tricks and smooth execution B-Paul is this year’s winner in the video qualification and therefore directly qualified to the final”, says Simon Tjernström member of the jury.
At Peak Performance King of Style the four winners of the video qualifications will compete against freestyle stars such as Jon Olsson (Sweden), Kevin Rolland (France), Bobby Brown (USA), Tom Wallisch (USA) and the winner from 2009 Andreas Håtveit (Norway).
“Peak Performance King of Style has established itself as one of the biggest competitions in big air. Having the best riders from the world coming to Stockholm is fantastic and it means a lot for the sport”, says Anders Norin, project leader at Peak Performance.
Peak Performance King of Style is part of the Stadium Winter Jam, a full day activity-packed event at the Stockholm Olympic Stadium which attracts both competitors and visitors from all over the world starting at 11 am. The riders battle for glory as well as $20 000 in the biggest city jump ever. During the day there will also be a big air contest for snowboarders, the LG Snowboard FIS World Cup, winter sports fair and a rail arena open to the public as well as loads of other action.