Bonfire Snowboarding Company is proud to announce the first major podium for Bonfire team rider and U.S. Snowboarding rookie team member Matt Ladley.

Ladley, a Colorado native, claimed his place on the podium at the final Halfpipe event of the Chevrolet U.S. Snowboard Grand Prix series, held February 24th at Tamarack Resort in Idaho. He came in 3rd place, with Louie Vito in 2nd and Tommy Czeschin in 1st.

Before making his splash at Tamarack, Ladley won two Halfpipe events during the 2007 Chevrolet Revolution Tour series, which Bonfire is also a proud sponsor.

Bonfire’s Director of Marketing, Amy Eichner says, “I'm really proud of Matt's accomplishments this season, from his first Grand Prix podium to his consecutive wins at the Revolution Tours. He's such a hard working kid who manages to juggle his snowboard career while maintaining good grades in school. I'm glad to have such a talented rider like Matt representing our brand."

The Arctic Challenge, in Oslo, Norway from February 26th - March 3rd will be Matt’s next stop.

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