Kearney makes it five out of six
UNDER immaculate clear skies, bright lights and in front of hundreds of fans, Jye Kearney edged past 14 of Australia’s other best snowboarders to claim his fifth Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam title and a cool $4000 pay cheque at Mt Buller last month.
Jye narrowly edged out Jindabyne local and incredible switch rider, Andy James, who placed second, with good friend Sam ‘RedDog’ Nuemann coming in third.
Jye’s dominance in the event is second to none having now won an incredible five Cattleman’s titles in six years.
He’s truly a force to be reckoned with at Cattleman’s, and with one of the smoothest styles in snowboarding his victory was well deserved.
Jye’s clinical display of spins on and off both outer rails, gaps, tricks on the close-out rail and trade mark backflip landed him top spot on the podium and another $4000 pay cheque.
As one of the most impressive up-andcoming riders to explode on to both the local and international scene, Andy James displayed some mind blowing never before seen tricks in both switch and regular to solidify second place on the podium and $2000 in cash.
Third place went to all around larrikin and 2016 Cattleman’s champion Sam Nuemann, whose creativity and utilisation of the entire stair-set landed him third place, scoring $1000 to carry with him back to Jindabyne.
Each year at Cattleman’s the best trick on the night in honoured with an award of its own.
This year Burton was proud to partner with Monster Energy to present the Monster Best Trick Award, earning a VIP experience at the Australian Supercar Championship, including a hot lap in the Monster Energy Supercar.
Best Trick was awarded to Josh Anderson, who sent a huge, never-been-done manoeuvre, gapping from the top take off, over the close out, to frontside lipslide on the lower rail.
Transfer Snowboard Magazine also presented a new accolade this year, the inaugural Transfer ‘Show & Blow Up Award’, giving the most impressive performance on the night from an up-and-comer a selection of Burton x Transfer prizes, a hand made trophy, and most notably, a printed feature in the next issue of Transfer Magazine.
This award also went to Josh Anderson. This year, Corona provided the opportunity for fans to view the event in an entirely new way, offering a VIP viewing and bar experience in the Cattleman’s Café.
Coronas were flowing throughout the day as DJ Turkish Prison spun tunes, tacos were served, and all the snowboard action was streamed live on the big screens.
Corona presented the official after party with renowned Australian DJ duo Yolanda Be Cool absolutely lighting up the Moosehead bar and ensuring the Cattleman’s after party remains one of the most talked about nights of the season.