Oakley Rider Search Announces Grand Prize Winners

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Six months of uploading, ranking and rating cumulated today when Oakley announced the winners of the Oakley Rider Search, an online contest built, hosted, and promoted by Loop’d Network, the fastest growing social network for action sports and youth culture.

The contest invited amateur snowboarders, skateboarders and skiers, along with motocross, BMX and mountain bike riders to submit their best videos. Community members ranked and rated the films, while Oakley selected monthly winners. Six monthly winners from each sport then competed for a grand prize.

In six months, Oakley Rider Search drew almost 10,000 members and more than 1,500 videos. The community generated more than 50,000 unique visitors and 505,000 page views.

Check out the winning videos:

MOTO:

Adam Bestafka (MOTO) a seven year old from Hudson, FL. won tickets, lodging and VIP treatment at an MX National or Supercross race of his choice where he will tour some of the factory rigs and meet and greet Oakley pros.

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BMX:

Hugh Banderob (BMX) age seven from Center Point, IA. and Andre Tsougrianis (SKATE) age 21 from Richmond, BC., each won a week long summer session at Woodward East or West, where they will enjoy room, board and a week of progressive instruction.

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MTB:

Jordan Vanderheyden (MOUNTAIN BIKE) This 19 year old from Ayr, ON. will ride the world famous Whistler Bike Park in Whistler, B.C. during the infamous Crankworx festival, the most groundbreaking mountain bike festival in the world.

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SKATE:

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SKI:

Aspen Spora (SKI) This seven year old from Waterford, MI. won two days of skiing and VIP treatment at the sixth annual World Superpipe Championships next March at Park City Mountain Resort.

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SNOWBOARD:

Christian Martin (SNOWBOARD) age 21, from Silverthorne, CO. won a Signature Session at High Cascade Snowboard Camp at Mount Hood, where he will shred with Oakley’s Gretchen Bleiler and Nicolas Muller for a week this month.

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Author

Tess Weaver

Date

July 09, 2008