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JYE KEARNEY BECOMES FIRST AUSSIE TO WIN STYLEWARS STAIRMASTER TITLE AT 28 STAIRS EVENT
In a Stylewars first, Jye Kearney has become the first Australian rider to ever win the title of Stylewars Stairmaster.
Claiming the win at Stylewars’ notorious 28 Stairs event at Falls Creek’s Village Bowl, the only riders to ever be crowned have been
Mark McMorris (Canada, 2010), Sebastien Toutant (Canada, 2009), Charles Reid (Canada, 2008), and Will Jackways (New Zealand, 2007).
The 28 Stairs event began with a 45-minute qualification round that whittled the rider list down to 11 finalists. Competition was hot
with standout performances from many Aussies including Matt Sedunary, Jason Maxfield, Cameron Staveley and Tim Nelson.
Event organiser and founder Richard Hegarty was amazed with the quality of homegrown riding: "It was great to finally see an Australian
win this event; it is a very daunting set up. Jye has been on fire this winter, already winning $14,000 of prize money at rail jams all over Australia and New Zealand this year."
Best trick was given to 19-year-old Dutch Cees Wille for his nollie hardway back 180 to switch 50/50 cab 180 out on the down bar.
Wille, who flew all the way to Stylewars from The Netherlands just for this one-night event, says: "The rail set up was super fun. I think it is one of the best I have ever seen, even compared to some of the Euro competitions I’ve been to."
His first time to Australia, Wille continues, "I am so impressed with this event. When I first got here, I couldn’t believe how many
cameras there were. It was really well organised and the coverage is really great. I hope I get invited to come again next year."
28 Stairs marks the close of Stylewars’ 10-year anniversary. Blessed with phenomenal snowboarding talent from Australia and overseas –
combined with perfect sunny and clear conditions across all three days – the team and all riders involved already can’t wait for
For a full wrap up of all highlights that must be seen to believed, check out the photos and video below from the entire event below.
Jye Kearney – $5000, Liquid Image Goggles and a Selk Bag.
Cees Wille, nollie hardway back 180 to switch 50/50 cab 180 out on the down bar – $1500, Liquid Image Goggles and a Selk Bag.