The Monster Army Recon Tour made it’s second stop Saturday, January 26th at Mountain High Resort in Wrightwood, California. The ski and snowboard slopestyle contest brought over 25 returning entrees from Round 1 in Park City and 50 athletes from across Southern California for the second of the three stop tour.
After Mountain High it‘s Jack Herald from Tooele, UT who is at the top of the standings in the Open Men snowboard division. At only 16, he’s already been picked up by Volcom and Smith and is a top rider in the region on the brink. Ian Hamilton from Great Falls, MT followed up his second place finish in Park City with a win at Mountain High claiming the overall lead in the Open Men ski division.
The Recon Tour wraps up next month on March 2nd at Mammoth Mountain where overall champions in all divisions will be crowned. Jack and Ian are the ones to beat in the Open divisions where the stakes are highest. The overall winners in all Open divisions receive a paid Monster Army contract and $6,000 in remaining cash that’s up for grabs for winning Recon.
Special thanks to the crew at Mountain High Resort, the coaches and media who continue to support the growth of the Recon Tour. Our tour partners have been a huge part in supporting the Recon athletes, including Monster Energy, Hookit, Mophie, Freestyle, REPLAY XD, Pro-Tec, Coal, Fuel, Electric Eyewear, EVS, Yea.Nice, Romp Skis, Pant Saggin Dezign, Surface Sun Systems, Transworld Snowboarding and Freeskier magazine.
Below is a recap and final results from the first round in each division. For a complete list of results and overall standings or to view photos, videos and athlete profiles, visit
Saturday 1/26/13 Snowboard Results
After three solid days of rain at Mountain High the weather lightened up on Saturday allowing for the contest to get underway in sunny conditions. The Open Male division was split between Park City participants and Mountain High locals. Mike Gray, from San Dimas California, took 1st for Open Male division taking home the $500 cash purse, followed by Jack Herald from Tooele, UT in second, and Jordan Gibson from Victorville, CA in third.
Taelor “Tae-Mat” Mattingly of Sandy, UT won Open Female Division and took home $300 cash purse after throwing down huge rodeos in two of her jumps. Mike Speers, Mountain High local, won the 18+ Male division, and returning Park City athlete Cody Hyman, took home the 15-17 Male division win. Top finishers from all divisions include:
Open Male Snowboard Results
1st – Mike Gray – San Dimas, CA
2nd – Jack Herald – Tooele, UT
3rd – Jordan Gibson –Victorville, CA
Open Female Snowboard Results
1st – Taelor Mattingley – Sandy, UT
2nd – Jamie Madrid – Fontana, CA
3rd – Lynn Neil – Heber City, UT
18+ Male Snowboard Results
1st – Mike Speers – Wrightwood, CA
2nd – Paul Romero – Phelan, CA
3rd – Tyler Pettit – Hesperia, CA
15-17 Male Snowboard Results
1st – Cody Hyman – West Bloomfield Township, MI
2nd – Levi Kaseroff – Wrightwood, CA
3rd – Scott Barr – Redondo Beach, CA
15-17 Female Snowboard Results
1 st- Julie Madrid – Fontana, CA
12-14 Male Snowboard Results
1st – Gilbert Madrid – Fontana, CA
2nd – Brandon Dulacka – Huntington Beach, CA
3rd – Niko Coldren – Camarillo, CA
12-14 Female Snowboard Results
1st – Valerie Franco – Woodland Hills, CA
11 & Under Male Snowboard Results
1st – Daniel Pickett – Irvine, CA
2nd – Nate Coldren – Camarillo, CA
3rd – Kayser Murphy – Riverside, CA
11 & Under Female Snowboard Results
1st – Riley Rivera- Montclair, CA
Saturday 1/27/13 Ski Results
Starting the first runs with a fresh layer of snow, temperatures dipped to a balmy 30 degrees for the ski contest. With 10 competitors for Male Open division, returning Park City participant Ian Hamilton took home the $500 cash purse, along with an invitation to the finals at Mammoth Mountain. Bradley Bybee took 1st place in 15-17 Male division.
Top Finishers from all divisions included:
Open Male Ski Results
1st – Ian Hamilton – Great Falls, MT
2nd – Trevor Akimoto – Sandy, UT
3rd – Kevin Lund – Salt Lake City, UT
Open Female Ski Results
1st – Druene Bybee – Pocatello, ID
18+ Male Ski Results
1st – Scott Jackson – Wrightwood, CA
2nd – Matt Moon – Phelan, CA
3rd – Scott Letterman – Huntington Beach, CA
15-17 Male Ski Results
1st – Bradleydean Bybee – Pocatello, ID
2nd – Micah Tirre – Wrightwood, CA
3rd – Magic Barkan – Huntington Beach, CA
12-14 Male Ski Results
1st – Jarad Ogan – Wrightwood, CA
For a complete list of results, photos, videos and athlete profiles or to register for round 2 of the Recon Tour at Mt. High, visit
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