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Red Bull Butter Cup Thrills Those Downtown

In case you missed it, or found out about this event the very last minute, Red Bull stopped at State College on their Butter Cup Contest Series tour Friday, February 3, in the parking lot just outside of the Gingerbread Man and Chipotle.

This snowboarding contest scores local athletes on their skill on butter cupping, which consists of gaining momentum riding a downward slope and balancing on either the front or back of the snowboard on a flat surface. In this case, snowboarders have the option of either butter cupping on a mini ramp, an elevated platform or butter cupping all the way down the slope to an upward ramp to perform a 360 degree turn at the top. It’s a pretty simple trick when you think of it; just skim a ramp while balancing on one foot. But that didn’t stop the majority of the competitors from doing aerials and backflips.

Those backflippers did gain some recognition in the Best Trick category. This year’s winner was Trevor Taylor who won a Neff jacket from Skate Penn Skateshop. Here’s the list of the winners in each category and the prizes they won (yes, Prizes!):

Pro Division:
1st place- Clint Cooper – $450 and prizes from Oakley, Neff, Red Bull, a year subscription to Red Bulletin
2nd place – Steven Weatherly – $250 and prizes from Oakley, Neff, Red Bull, a year subscription to Red Bulletin
3rd  place – Kevin Breen – $130 (I think) and prizes from Oakley, Neff, Red Bull, a year subscription to Red Bulletin

Am Division:
1st place- Christian Solberg – Forum snowboard prizes from Oakley, Neff, Nike, Red Bull, a year subscription to Red Bulletin
2nd place – Jimmy McLooe – Nike boots, and prizes from Oakley, Neff, Red Bull, a year subscription to Red Bulletin
3rd place – Mikaja Mogu – prizes from Oakley, Neff, Nike, Red Bull, a year subscription to Red Bulletin

Ladies Division:
1st place – Loryn Way – prizes from Oakley, Neff, Red Bull, a year subscription to Red Bulletin
2nd place – Tanya Rissmiller – prizes from Oakley, Neff, Red Bull, a year subscription to Red Bulletin
3rd place – Marissa Guariello – prizes from Oakley, Neff, Red Bull, a year subscription to Red Bulletin

Red Bull Butter Cup series make their yearly stop at State College as tour the East Coast and when comparing the contests over the years, it gets bigger and bigger every year. Check out the photo gallery from this year’s competition.

Pro Division Champions

Ladies Division Champions

AM Division Champions

 

 

 

 

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Shawn Inglima

Penn State Alumni with a degree in Journalism and English. Currently an intern at the New York Daily News.

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