Board­ers wow crowds at Mt Buller The 13th Bur­ton Cat­tle­man’s Rail Jam

Mt Buller News - - FRONT PAGE -

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.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from Australia

© PressReader. All rights reserved.