January 5, 2009
CHAOS Headwear Announces Official Winter Sport Team 2009
in Snowboard and Freeskiing
Chris Anthony official Chaos Spokesperson
Steamboat Springs, CO, (January 5, 2009)- CHAOS headwear in the US and Canada have renewed their dynamic roster of current and up coming athletes in Snowboard and Freeskiing, including our outgoing Chaos Spokesperson Chris Anthony, of Anthony Adventures.
Chaos has worked with Anthony since 2004, it has become clearly evident his talents and his driving force in his sport, working with people, and the connection to end users combined with his various philanthropic work. For the last 19 years Anthony has traveled as a member of the Warren Miller Film Team, freelanced for several publications, Co-Authored a guide book, been commissioned to write a screenplay, hosted and produced television programming, starting a consulting business and given substantial time to a variety charities. This is a lifestyle he shares with the world by passing on innovative ideas as a heli guide, journalist and motivational speaker.
This 2008/09 season you will see Chris (again) as the official Warren Miller Ambassador, he will emcee for over 60 events this year, he will have various Live FOX televised tips for skiing and for RSN TV8 he has three different Quick tips that will rotate several times daily throughout the season, various children’s outreach programs, as well as his usual world wide extreme terrain adventure ski trips.
As well, the Chaos Development Flow Team energizes the brand on all levels. The enthusiasm for their sport is contagious from within the company all the way to the spectator. This year we have narrowed our top tier support level to 6 great athletes in snowboarding and freeskiing. Below are the final names. We have dedicated young people trying to be the best that they can in the sport they excel at. At Chaos we are honored to be representing this well-rounded roster.
Chaos Spokesperson- Chris Anthony
Warren Miller Ambassador and Professional Freeskier
Below is a brief synopsis of the team.
Jeff Cormack- Pro
Rail/halfpipe/slopestyle- 29 yr
Honda Session Invitational, Money winner at Vans Triple Crown, 1st Place Boardfest, 2nd Place Triple Crown, Red Bull Metal Rail Jam, Chevy Trucks Grand Prix Progression Session Finalist. The Arctic Challenge Oslo Norway, Money Winner at the Vans Triple Crown Rail Jam, 1st place Boardfest Snow Skate Wake, 2nd Place Board riders Triple Crown, Chevy Trucks Grand Prix Progression Session Money Winner. Sponsors: Chaos, Vail, Oakley, Kicker Car Audio, Under Armour, Bern Helmets, Avenue Snowboard Collective.
Davis Johnson – Pro
Halfpipe/Slopestyle- age 21
Pro: Aspen Open 3rd- 7th overall- Slope Style 08, Aspen Open 3rd- 6th overall- Slope Style 07, Vans Tahoe Cup Finals- pro invite, Slopestyle 07 1st Overall, 2nd Slopestyle, 4 Halfpipe USASA Nationals (Open Class) – Copper – 05
Sponsors: Chaos, Salomon, Bonfire, Dragon, Powdertools Shop, Steamboat
Chloe Banning- Semi Pro
BoarderX- age 16
Results for 2007-2008 season: 3rd Place Burton Am Slopestyle; 4th Place USASA Copper Series Open Class Slopestyle; 2nd Place USASA Copper Series Open Class Halfpipe; 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 1st Place USASA Copper Series Open Class BoarderX; 10th Place Revolution Tour BoarderX; 4th, 11th Place Nor-Am Cup BoarderX; 3rd Place USASA National Championships Open Class BoarderX Sponsors: Chaos, USASA PacSun Team, Nikita Clothing, Salomon, Chaos, Oakley, Powdertools Snowboard Shop, The Lowell Whiteman School
Ellen Feldman- Rising Star
Halfpipe/Slope-Style- age 17
Woman’s Overall Revolution Tour half-pipe winner 2008,/ Half-pipe Revolution tour, Park City, Utah, 2nd Place,/Half-pipe Revolution tour, Copper, Colorado,2008/ Slope Style Revolution tour, Copper, Colorado, 2008/ Half-pipe Revolution tour, Spirit Mountain, Minnesota, 2008/ 2007- 1st Slope Style Revolution Tour, Minnesota,/ 2nd Slope Style Revolution Tour, Vermont,/3rd Halfpipe 2007 National Championships/ open class, /3rd Slope Style 2007 national championships/open class. Sponsors: Chaos, Bonfire, Salomon Snowboards, Smith, Nike 6.0, And The Board Room.
Tommie Bennett- age 20
Halfpipe- Slopestyle Certified Coach at the age of 17
This season I am stepping away from Coaching to pursue my snowboard Career. I am working with numerous Professional photographers as well as a few different production companies. I will be traveling throughout the United States competing in various events. I am looking forward to met interesting people, the adventures of traveling, and of course snowboarding. I am unsure what the future hold for me but what ever comes its going to be amazing. Sponsors: Chaos, Oakley Goggles, Salomon Snowboards, Bonfire Outerwear, The Boardroom and GSO-Clothing.
Board Sports – age 20
I love to Snowboard, Surf, Skateboard, and travel. Becoming a professional snowboarder has really opened up the opportunity for me to see the world. Whether it be for contests or just having the money to see parts of the world I never knew I would. Sponsors: Chaos, Salomon, Bonfire, Northwave, Drake, Spy, Vitamin Water, Rockwell watches, Cannon Apparel, and Board Cartel.
Kendall Wilson, age 20
Events: USASA Nationals: Northstar At Tahoe 2006 (1st Combined Overall, 2nd Triple overall), Copper Mt. 2005, USASA Copper Series, Peanut Butter and Rail Jam, 2007 USSA Revolution Tour: Copper (top ten finish) and Mt. Bachelor, Criket Campus Rail Jam Series 2008 Other Sponsors: Chaos, Atomic Snowboards
Masa Wakita-AM Rising
Rail and Slopestyle- 23
1st-Showcase Snowboard Slope style Series/Winter Park 2005, 1st-Wahoo’s Rail Jam Series/Winter Park 2006, 1st-Mountain Dew Rail Jam Series/Vail and Keystone 2006
3rd-National Mountain Dew Rail Jam Finals/Steamboat 2006, 3rd-USASA Slope style/Copper Mountain 2006, 3rd-Wahoo’s Freeride Slopestyle Series/Winter Park 2006 Sponsors: Chaos, Sullen Clothing, BC Surf and Sport, S4 Optics, K2
Chris Anthony- Pro- Warren Miller Film Ski Team / Big Mountain
Camp owner Chris Anthony Adventures
Big Mountain- 1996 Alaskan Extreme Skiing Champion, veteran of 8 World Extreme Skiing Championships and 17 Warren Miller Films. Chris Anthony is a Colorado native and longtime Vail resident. For a good portion of his life Chris has been competing on an international level and traveling with the Warren Miller Film Team as talent. Chris has and shot with the legendary action sports company for over 19 years for their annual feature film as well as has been utilized for television productions through Warren Miller Television Productions. Between shoots Chris heads up specialized camps through “Chris Anthony Adventures” in Cordova Alaska, Valbruna Italy and Beaver Creek Colorado. Along with this, Chris is a co-host at the “Camp of Superstars” in Portillo, Chile. Recently Chris has founded the Youth Marketing Initiative LLC. An umbrella program geared to find youth associated programs already in operation, tie them together for more efficiency as well as help raise funds for the programs. Then create the vehicle to market them as well as bring them to the youth population www.chrisanthony.com. Sponsors: Chaos, Pentax, Smith, SKI, Obermeyer, Pura Mida, Rocky Mountain Sunscreen, Salomon, Black Diamond, Gamesnake, Vail, GM Factory, Colorado Ski Country.
Suzanne Graham- Pro Big Mountain skier and BASE jumper
Focuses: Filming and Shooting, product development, competition, exposure, and generally aiding to the progression of women’s freeskiing as well as freeskiing in general. Only female in the world performing ski-BASE jumps. www.suzgraham.com Sponsors- Chaos, Oakley, Fischer, SixSixOne, Alta Ski Resort, Full Tilt Boots, UFO Plast, Cole Sport, Red Bull
Brett Buckles- Pro-AM
Skier Cross-Big Mountain- age 26
Injured and now writing for the top magazines in the industry, Powder, SKI, and Skiing.
2007 Jeep King of the Mountain tour, X-Games, US Freeskiing Tour, SX World Cup 2006 First in skier cross in the U.S. Somewhere in the top 10 for skier cross in the world. Top 15 in U.S. for Big Mountain. Skiercross finished the season second overall (2004/2005). Podium nearly every race. Finished 11th in first Big Mountain competition ever! Won the 2005/2006-overall skiercross season title. Sponsors: Chaos, Steamboat Resort, Smartwool, Swix, Fate, Boeri, Swany, Skullcandy, Aloe Up, Wired, and Disegna North America.
James Hillier, alias Mowgli
Freeskier- age 25 Shredder & Gnar Killer
My directive is to pursue adventure and to promote a lifestyle of social and physical engagement. Adventure to me is activating my cerebellum and stimulating my adrenal gland by swiftly sliding across the earth or soaring through the air in whatever medium my creativity can feasibly conjure. My primary sport is skiing but I am a man of many aptitudes. I seek to provoke humans to shed the shackles of their dark caves and to experience the wonders of the world. I seek to awaken minds and to dispel the tyranny of conformist thought. I seek to experience life. Sponsors: Chaos
Justin Senecal Whistler BC- Park
Pipe and Big Mountain.
Events – US Freesking Open, World Skiing Invitational. Sponsors: Volkl, Marker, Tecnica, Chaos. I live in Whistler and ski almost year around, nothing beats a powder day in Whistler and we have an amazing park and pipe.
Jenny Lee- AM
Halfpipe /Slopestyle- age 20
2007- U.S. Freeskiing Open, Queens Cup, Aspen Open, Spring Massive. 2006 ranked number one in Slope Style on the USSA points list. 3rd place in slope style, and 5th in Half Pipe at the Junior Olympics. 6th place in Half Pipe at the Aspen Snowmass Open. Sponsors: Chaos, Roxy, Steamboat Ski Resort and Straight line Sports *Finals in Half pipe at U.S. Open. 2007 broken wrist, torn left ACL, partial MCL, and meniscus, and plate fracture.
Dustin Schwarz- AM Rising
Freeskier- Moguls/Aerials and Park-19
2007 Chevrolet Junior Olympics, Steamboat Springs CO-Moguls, Dual , Moguls, Half pipe, Slope style, Aerials, 2007 Nor-Am Moguls Missoula MT, 2007 Sprint U.S. Nationals Killington VT Moguls, Dual Moguls, All Northern Division competitions and all events 2006-07 season. Sponsors: Chaos
Austin Schwarz- AM Rising
Freeskier-Moguls/Aerials and Park- 19
2008 US National Mogul and Dual Mogul championships competitor. 2008 Junior Olympics in all disciplines, slope style, half pipe, moguls, dual moguls and aerials competitor. Invitation to 2008 US Ski Team Selections. Podium in Sun Valley ID, Moguls, Dual Moguls and Halfpipe. Podium 2008 Northern Division Freestyle Championships Lost Trail MT, 2nd Dual moguls 2nd Slopestyle. Podium Bridger Bowl MT Moguls and Dual Moguls. Sponsors: Chaos,
CHAOS major sponsorship programs:
-Teton Gravity Games – TGR – Tetongravity.com
-USASA Sponsor – USASA.org
-SOS -Snowboard Outreach Society – SOSoutreach.org
-Windell’s Camp – Windells.com
-Mountain Dew Vertical Challenge – Mountaindewvc.com
-Snowcountry USA – Snowcountry.com
-Birds of Prey- VVF.org
-American Ski Classic
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