TEVA SLOPESTYLE WRAP-UP
Queenstown, New Zealand; Crowds of thousands gathered tonight to watch 20 + riders from across Australia, New Zealand and Canada contest $10,000 in cash and prizes at the Teva Slopestyle, New Zealand's first Slopestyle Mountain Bike competition.
Aussie Benny Phillips, 20 took out the Teva Slopestyle followed by Conor MacFarlane, Elmo Cotter, Lewis Jones and Teva Sponsored athlete Kelly McGarry.
From Melbourne, Australia; Benny Phillips surprised everyone with his double back flip, pulling it off with both fluidity and style. The 20 year old was a crowd favourite; constantly bring on cheers from the crowd.
Taking out best trick was Paul Langlands, 22; Paul also took out the Best Rider at the Red Bull Roast-It in Queenstown this summer.
Both Elmo Cotter and Teva sponsored athlete Sam Dueck both took out highest trick awards scoring themselves free Skydives in Queenstown. Dueck has been competing for 4 years and has an impressive tally of high placings attached to his name, including the Kokanee Crankworx Slopestyle competition in Whistler, Canada.