Lumber Jack Jam Wrap-up

Ski / Snowboard

On St. Paddys Day over sixty of Utah’s best skiers and shredders dressed in flannel, gathered at the top of the Magestic lift at Brighton to participate in the last installment of the 2007 SLUG Games, The Lumberjack Jam. The day started early for the SLUG crew, but the comp was postponed until 11 am due to the icy conditions on the exclusive all wood course built by Jared Winkler and his KAB rail building company. The comp was solely done in jam format, a first for the SLUG Games. By 11 the conditions on the mountain were sunny and beautiful, men’s boarders and skiers started the day off and with 30 minutes to show the judges (Blake Hyman, Mike Schnieder, “Teen Wolf”, Toni Perez and Laura Hadar) what they were made of.

Slug Games, Lumber Jack Jam. 3.17.07
Slug Games, Lumber Jack Jam. 3.17.07

By noon, fueled by Rebull, flapjacks and hot dogs grilled from the boys from Celtek, men’s boarders 18+ got their half-hour to tackle the course. Josh Palmer walked away with a helmet from Union Board Show for best crash after catching his front edge on the wooden stump at the top of the course. He was allegedly knocked out by the crash. Neil Scheuerman fast planted the stump and walked away with an OGIO backpack full of goods donated by the sponsors. By this time the competition and contestants were heating up, who knew flannel shirts would be so fucking hot?

Boarder’s and skier’s men’s and women’s open ended the day with forty-five minutes to win big. There was lots of jibbing the tree stump (at the front of the course) and many contestants successfully homicided the wooden down rail. Highlights included back flips off of the stump and one kid who planted it. And to the guy who ended up sitting on the stump halfway through his jib, hope your tailbone isn’t broken!

Throughout the day the SLUG crew raised over $100 for the MS foundation by selling raffle tickets for a snowboard provided by Union Board Shop. Before the results were announced the board, and a personal pancake making kit (syrup, butter and PAM) were raffled off. Photographer, Bob Plumb walked away with a pair of gloves from Celtek for the best beard. Celtek also out gloves to participants of the hatchet-throwing contest. After some deliberation from the judges the results were in. Congrats to the winners, thanks to the judges, everyone that came out and our sponsors: Scion, Red Bull Energy Drink, the Utah Winter Games, Milo, Blindside, Quicksilver, Salty Peaks, OGIO, Union, Ride Snowboards, KAB Rails, The Levitation Project, Smith and Ghetto Slider. And if you missed out on this sick comp, check our website, for footage and pics.

Lumberjack Jam results:

Mens board 17-
3rd Derek Fuhr
2nd Uriel Ruvalcavd
1st Brandon Hobush

Mens Board 18+
3rd Jesse Bohannon
2nd Skylar Seabrook
1st Neil Scheuerman

Slug Games, Lumber Jack Jam. 3.17.07
Slug Games, Lumber Jack Jam. 3.17.07

Boarders Open Men
3rd Eric Fernandez
2nd Alex Andrews
1st Cameron Pierce

Boarders Open Women
3rd Callie Conaghan
2nd Alicia Trujillo
1st Marley Colt

Mens Ski 17-
3rd Patrick Drowne
2nd Austin Schleidt
1st Brady Monk

Skiers Open Men
3rd Brody Leven
2nd Chris Short
1st Weston Charlesworth

Skiers Open Women
2nd Shelby Jensen
1st Kristey Giles

Best Crash- Josh Palmer
Best Trick- Neil Scheuerman