Mar 14, 2011
Sun Peaks, BC – Craig Beaulieu and Gillian Andrewshenko won the Coors Light Pro Open divisions at the third stop of the 2011 You Look Good Rider’s Cup this past weekend at Sun Peaks Resort. Craig took home a nice chunk of change totaling $2000, while Gillian earned herself $1000. The pair of winners has now taken the lead in both the men and women’s series point races.
Beaulieu, who also placed first two-weeks ago at the YLGRC11 Mt. Seymour is now ahead by 2800 series points with just one stop remaining on the tour. He captured the Sun Peaks win with his second of two finals runs that included, Back-lip, 270 on 270 off the second rail, switch Under-Flip 7, Back-lip 270 off, switch Backside 9, Backside Rodeo 5.
With less than a point separating the first and second place runs, Jon Versteeg also managed to replicate his podium position from Mt Seymour, taking second place again in the pro men’s division. Versteeg continued the repeat trend by once again claiming the Snowboard Canada Stand Out Trick Award thanks to his huge Cab 10. His full run went as follows, Boardslide, Gap-to-Frontboard, Frontside 5, Cab 270, Cab 10 Tail, Switch Backside 7 Melon.
Rounding out the pro men’s podium was Craig McMorris. His run included, Frontside 270, Gap-to-Boardslide, Frontside 7 Lean, Gap-to-Boardslide 270 out, Frontside 9, Backside 7.
In the women’s pro division Gillian Andrewshenko was able to improve on her third place podium finish two-weeks ago at Mt. Seymour with a first place finish at Sun Peaks. Gillian is now well ahead in the overall point standings heading into the final series stop, although not entirely in the bag as a few girls are still in the running for the highly sought after surf trip to Eldorado Surf Resort in El Salvador. Gillian’s winning run included, Frontboards on rail 1 & 2, a Backside 3 Indy, Boardslide, a huge Nose Grab on the second to last jump, into a Frontside 3 to finish.
Second place in the pro women’s division went to Ali Tracy. Ali opted to hit the larger side of the last jump in her final run of the day where she laid down a huge Backside 3 that had everyone who was watching holding their breath until she landed clean and rode away. Making her the obvious choice for the sbcwomen.com Stand Out Trick and second place.
Joining Gillian and Ali on the podium in third place was Kristina Adams. Kristina rode well all day and managed to put down some Frontside 3’s and 5’s in here finals runs.
A full listing of results from all age categories will be available at youlookgood.ca.
Pro women's podium (left to right) Kristina Adams, Gillian Andrewshenko, Ali Tracy
Pro men's podium (left to right) Craig McMorris, Craig Beaulieu, Jon Versteeg