Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under organizers didn’t think it would happen this year, but on the final day of the event window, the ski and snowboard athletes got a third day of jumping.
The prevailing winds didn’t completely disappear from Thredbo, but the competitors – showing the true professionals they are – weren’t deterred from registering their final tricks. Among the highlights of the day had to be the performance of the contest’s youngest invited athlete, 17-year-old Jesse Houghton, who continued to turn heads with a barrage of of flat 900′s, 1080′s, 1260′s, and a crowd favorite – the infamous double tuck front flip.
Following the session, Park City’s latest up-and-comer, McRae Williams, who had an especially impressive day two at the event, was voted by his peers as the ‘Red Bull Rider’s Choice’ and is $1,000 richer.
Photo above: McRae Williams has the approval of his fellow competitors, wining the rider’s choice. Credit: Ryan Anderson
Be on the look out for each competitors’ single best trick video to go online shortly where you can vote for the 2010 Toyota One Hit Wonder Down Under ski and snowboard champions. Each voter will also be entered into a drawing for the “Ultimate Winter Package,” which includes an all-expenses-paid holiday for 2 to Niseko, Japan valued plus a complete Salomon ski and snowboard equipment package.
You decide who takes the prize money. Go to www.onehitwonderevent.com to see the tricks in full and vote for your favorite skier and boarder.