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The 6th Red Bull Nanshan Open Riders List

09:14 19th December 2007 by Onboard Snowboarding
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Beijing, CHINA – This January 5th and 6th 19 riders from all corners of the globe will converge in the Nokia Nanshan Mellow Park for the only International snowboard competition on Chinese soil. Up for grabs is $25,000 US dollars, or 184,575 Chinese Yuan, as well as over 3000 combined TTR World Tour points.

“The 6th Red Bull Nanshan Open has a strong history behind it and not only does it give riders the chance to take part in the progression of Chinese snowboarding but also it’s a trip of a lifetime”, says Steve Zdarsky, CEO of Mellow Constructions and founder of the contest. “We try to give riders a cultural experience as well as a chance to see that Chinese snowboarding deserves to be on the global radar, which is our main reason for including local riders in the roster”.

Three snowboarders will prove themselves in the qualifying round on December 29th to advance to the finals. Riders must be of Chinese decent to be eligible for the main event and hopefuls include top locals riders Andrew Wilde (19, Quiksilver) and Wang Lei (30, Burton). The 16 invited International pros that represent over 10 countries in both hemispheres will include:

Atsushi Ishikawa, JAPAN – Quiksilver, Nitro

Freddy Austbo, NORWAY – Thirty-Two, Etnies

Jakob Wilhelmson, SWEDEN – Quiksilver, Lib Tech

Kalle Ohlson, SWEDEN – Vans, Bataleon

Marc Swoboda, AUSTRIA – Red Bull, Nitro

Andreas Monsberger, AUSTRIA – K2, Planet Earth

Patrik Huber, AUSTRIA -Nitro, Electric

Marco Smolla, GERMANY – Nitro, Oakley

Isao Seki, JAPAN – Quiksilver, Allian

Nick Gregory, AUSTRALIA – Red Bull, Billabong

Martin Cernik, CZECH REPUBLIC – Quiksilver, Lib Tech

Jake Koia, NEWZEALAND – Oakley, Endevavor

Peter Koenig, AUSTRIA – Forum, Special Blend

Morgan Le Faucheur, FRANCE – Burton, Volcom

Yuichi Onobu, JAPAN – Twelve, Dragon

Renzo “Tato” Chiala, ITALY – Burton, Analog

The 6th Red Bull Nanshan Open is sponsored in part by Quiksilver and will include live performances by National superstars including Reflector and DJ Wordy on the Gibson Stage. The event is free to spectators and will take place in the Nokia Nanshan Mellow Park in Nanshan Ski Resort near Beijing. TTR and Mellow Parks hopes to see you there!

For more information please visit www.ttrworldtour.com, or www.mellowparks.cn.

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