Rider: Mons Photo: Markus Fischer

Mons Roisland took first place at the 13th Red Bull Nanshan Open today as the event was graced with great weather, great vibes and great riding!

With the field of 16 narrowed down to 6 following the morning’s finals, it was the last run of the competition that saw Mons top the podium taking home a cool US$20,000.

Rider: Rowan Coultas Photo: Markus Fischer

Mons was excited not just to win, but on the whole competition experience, saying “It was SO much fun just putting it down on the last run - this competition is insane, it’s just like a bunch of friends hanging out, we experienced so much Chinese culture by going to the Great Wall, Silk Market and a water park, it's the coolest trip ever!"

The Norwegian’s final victory lap run consisted of a Switch BS1260 melon, FS720 nose/tail double, FS180 on switch BS360 out on the up-flat, and a switch blunt 270 out on the down rail.

Photo: Markus Fischer

Eric Beauchemin and Rowan Coultas rounded out the remaining podium spots with second and third place. Eric showed great flow throughout the park, while Rowan was pumped on his third place, starting his run off with a perfect cab900 double cork - “I got 8th last year, and then to get third this year with a way better run, I am so stoked to be on the podium!"

He Wei was the highest ranked Chinese rider in 12th, earning the respect of both the crowd and local fans with a solid run throughout the park. With the snowboard side of the trip over, the riders now get to enjoy one last Chinese-style after party at Tube Station Pizza before venturing off to their next adventure.

Rider: Eric Beauchemin Photo: Markus Fischer


1 Roisland Mons NOR

2 Beauchemin Eric USA

3 Coultas Rowan GBR

4 Humphreys Tim USA

5 Thorley Ian USA

6 Schaerer Michael SUI

7 Hamada Kaito JPN

8 Davis Brandon USA

9 Hulbert Sam USA

10 Ryan Sean USA

11 Klevelend Marcus NOR

12 Wei He CHN

13 Humphreys Asher USA

14 Pohjonen Tuomas FIN

15 Braaten Gjermund NOR

16 Horak Petr CSZ

17 Kulisek Matts CAN

18 Phillips Jordan CAN

19 Thompson Jeremy USA

20 Partanen Aleksi FIN

21 Krivec Aljosa SLO

22 Seed Andrew UKR

23 Hao Jia CHN

24 Jones Nate USA

25 Whiting Spencer USA

26 Nam Seungyun KOR

27 Wang Andrew CHN

28 Choi Junkyu KOR

27 Xin Jia CHN

28 Choi Junkyu KOR

29 Xin Jia CHN

Photo: Markus Fischer