Boarders wow crowds at Mt Buller The 13th Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam
Kearney has competed at Mt Buller’s iconic snowboard event since he was 14 years old and his experience in the event truly shone through.
He displayed a technical series of spins on and off both outer rails, and gaps and tricks on the close-out rail, landing him top spot on the podium with a $4000 pay cheque for his efforts.
Bryce Bugera travelled from Canada for the competition and took out second place, applying a fresh approach to the steep village stair set with impeccable style and consistency.
Bryce secured his first international event podium on the night to the roars of an excited crowd.
This year’s Best Trick was awarded to Mansfield local Harry Green, who performed a huge, never-been-done manoeuvre: a backside 50-50 on the top close-out rail, backside 270 transfer to the lower rail.
To non-snowboarders, that is something very technical and not a move you should try at home off the couch.
Over 60,000 viewers watched the action live online via the webcast, adding to the lively crowd in the Mt Buller Village for the spectacle.