Northwest freeskier Noah Wallace returns to the Tri-Cities on Oct. 25 for the annual TC Throwdown ski and snowboard competition in downtown Kennewick.
“Noah was with us last year,” said Eric Schultheiss, event organizer. “He’s spent the year touring internationally. Ethan Frost, a snowboard pro, also will be returning for his third year with us.”
The throwdown is open to amateur and professional riders with preliminary competition starting at 2 p.m.
Even though there’s little chance any snow will fall in the Tri-Cities this month, Schultheiss said they’ll be ready.
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“For three weeks before our event each year, we harvest snow from the skate rinks,” he said. “We set up about a two-story high scaffolding, put metal rails on it that the riders use to drop in and slide down doing various tricks and showing their skills.”
About 50 amateur spots are available for either ski or snowboard categories. The spots are filled on a first come, first served basis. The entry fee is $30 with amateurs competing for various prize packages and the pros competing for $1,000, Schultheiss said. There is no spectator fee.
This year the throwdown also will be televised by SWX and will air three weeks later in the Tri-Cities, Yakima and Spokane television markets, Schultheiss said.
For more information or to register, contact Schultheiss at 509-582-0700 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.