Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete Search Final at Loon Mountain Resort Will Identify One Male and Female Skater to Race in Ice Cross Downhill Event at Fenway Park

December 20, 2018 (Boston, MA) – As the road to Red Bull Crashed Ice Boston continues, 48 male and female skaters will contend for the chance to race shoulder-to-shoulder with professional athletes competing in the Ice Cross Downhill World Championship in February at Fenway Park. The Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete Search Final will be hosted at Loon Mountain Resort in New Hampshire on Saturday, January 12. 

The Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete Search challenged male and female skaters to enter the world of Ice Cross Downhill throughout the month of December; starting their journey to racing down the 2,000-foot ice track under the lights of the iconic ballpark. Skaters participated in pre-qualifiers that showcased their speed and technical skating skills by racing around a series of flat-ice obstacles aiming to record their fastest personal time. Their mission: transferring their flat-ice time to a downhill track at Red Bull Crashed Ice Athlete Search Final at Loon Mountain Resort.

The track at Loon Mountain Resort will feature 600 feet of downhill ice dotted with hairpin turns, switchbacks and drops, positioned in a prime viewing location on the Little Sister and Seven Brothers ski runs. Skaters will have to adapt to the tough terrain and fast track quickly as each competitor will receive two practice runs before racing in heats with the goal of claiming the top time. 

The top male and female skaters with the fastest times will secure wildcard spots at Red Bull Crashed Ice when Ice Cross Downhill makes its stadium debut in Boston, February 8 and 9.  The event will feature some of the best and toughest skaters in the world, racing four at a time, shoulder-to-shoulder, all while fighting it out for victory down a steep downhill ice track.

RED BULL CRASHED ICE ATHLETE SEARCH FINAL SCHEDULE

FEMALE COMPETITORS

  • 9 AM: Athlete Registration
  • 11 AM – 12 PM: Practice Runs
  • 1 PM – 2 PM: Time Trials

MALE COMPETITORS

  • 10 AM: Athlete Registration
  • 12 PM – 1 PM: Practice Runs
  • 2 PM – 3 PM: Time Trials

For more information on Red Bull Crashed Ice and to purchase tickets, please visit redbullcrashedice.com.

RED BULL CRASHED ICE BOSTON CREDENTIALS

Credential requests are now open for Red Bull Crashed Ice Boston on February 8 and 9. To secure a credential, please apply at:https://www.redbullcontentpool.com/accreditation/redbullcrashedice

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RED BULL CRASHED ICE ATHLETE SEARCH FINAL COMPETITORS:

MALE:

Derick Lessard – 29, Coventry, CT

Jordy Knoren – 23, Auburn, ME

Andrew Hickson – 28, Boston, MA

Raymond Iannuccillo – 28, Warwick, RI

Kyle Wilmarth – 31, Plaistow, NH

Mark Meads – 26, Peaboy, MA

Dean Niezgoda – 26, Brewster, MA

Ryan Drizen – 27, Andover, MA

Nathan Robinson – 27, Boston, MA

Ryan Lessard – 30, Marlborough, MA

Jeremy Tufts – 31, Brentwood, NH

Thomas Missert – 25, Laconia, NH

Nick Giampietro – 25, Chelsea, MA

Robert Dongara – 28, Scituate, MA

Stephen Owens – 33, Boston, MA

Thomas Tracy – 27, Boston, MA

Michael Romano – 24, Brampton, ON, Canada

Christopher Cavanaugh – 28, Syracuse, NY

David Morse – 24, Celoron, NY

Mike Murray – 22, Toronto, ON, Canada

Joseph Kirst – 24, Hamburg, NY

Anthony Evans – 19, Bethel Park, PA

John Melcher – 24, Jamestown, NY

Brett Fordham – 23, Cheektowaga, NY

FEMALE:

Katie Guay – 36, Mansfield, MA

Julia Mastrototaro – 24, Holden, MA

Samantha Sutherland – 23, Watertown, MA

Vicki Chen – 30, Cambridge, MA

Katelyn Greene – 32, Medford, MA

Talia Hohmann – 25, Wakefield, MA

Erin Davey – 30, Easthampton, MA

Sara Walsh – 24, Burlington, MA

Diane Sorrenti – 62, Maynard, MA

Molly Golden – 30, Boston, MA

Elspeth MacMillian – 32, Boston, MA

Britani Dunbar – 25, Swampscott, MA

Emily Winfrey – 20, Durham, NH

Stacey MacKinnon – 28, Northwood, NH

Kelly Rose Conaty – 29, Bridgewater, MA

Rachel Hutchinson – 35, Brewster, MA

Donnelly Carroll – 25, Everett, MA

Marissa Peri – 23, Yarmouth, MA

Brie McFall – 21, Buffalo, NY

Maddy Donlan – 23, Highlands, MA

Cat McCulle – 28, Derby, NY

Jennifer Spafford – 34, Buffalo, NY

Elizabeth Obermaier – 19, Cambridge, MA

Kelly Manning – 32, Douglas, MA