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AIRprentice Run Off

8 Chosen, Wildcard Open

Words by Cam McRae.
June 21st, 2012

Last year we had a couple of riders compete for the last spot in AIRprentice and the right to raise their prize, a Specialized Demo 8, above their head. We had such high quality entries it was really tough to cut it down to the 9 that keeps things symmetrical and tidy for AIRprentice.

This year there are 11 riders we’d like to take so we are giving three riders one week to battle for the last spot making the total 9. Or if we get blown away by two riders maybe we’ll take 10 – but it’s a long shot.

So what do these guys have to do to impress us and get in AIRprentice 2012? They need to show us that they are resourceful, talented, connected and creative. In short they need to: produce, promote, create, inspire.

To the riders, send anything you come up with (blog post, photo essay, video, FB posts, Tweets and anything else you can generate that amplifies the stoke) to me cam@nsmb.com and to Morgan Taylor (morgant@nsmb.com).

Here are the three who will compete for the final spot in AIRprentice 2012. We’ll begin announcing the other eight 2012 AIRprentice riders on Monday.


Garrett Thibault – 18 – Maple Ridge B.C.

airprentice 2012 frames, specialized, nsmb, silver star, sram, rock shox, MEC, DT Swiss
   Garrett Thibault. Photo ~ Brock Anderson

 


Aiken Collinge – 20 – Nottingham, UK (currently living in Whistler)

airprentice 2012 frames, specialized, nsmb, silver star, sram, rock shox, MEC, DT Swiss
 Aiken Collinge. Photo ~ Toby Cowley

 

 


Denis Courchesne – 22 – Quebec (three year Whistler resident)

airprentice 2012 frames, specialized, nsmb, silver star, sram, rock shox, MEC, DT Swiss
  Denis Courchesne. Photo ~ Ben Shaw

 


We are working on selecting the contestestants for Money Shot as well. We hope to announce those Monday but we were overwhelmed with applicants so it’s a little slow. Please let us know who you think we should choose below.