Melissa all smiles after her win!
Nike Chozen Recap
Words by Gwen McConnell
Last night was the second stop of the Nike Chosen tour in Mountain High’s Playground. With strobe lights and music by DJ Slipmatt, the playground went off! The contest consisted of a stair set into a rainbow box with three quarter pipes with corrugated tubes. There were four heats, and judges took two riders from each heat to compete in finals. Both in the fourth heat, Chad Tarbell and Melissa Evans killed the scene, and tore up the playground. Chad hurt his knee on the first rainbow box, but still rode through the heat doing big air to fakies out of the quarter pipe and multiple smooth maneuvers on the concrete ledge. Riders that stuck out in other heats, such as Cory Cronk, Ian Sams, and Ryan Paul wowed the crowed and judges, moving on to finals. Ryan Paul taking 1st for the men. For the girls, Melissa took 1st place in the competition with her domination of the stair set and quarter pipe, taking home some nice cash!
Melissa locking in on the rainbow box.
Chad hiking the ledge