Blue Mountain, ON Ã¢Â€Â“ Dave Fortin rolled into town for the TELUS Triple Challenge weekend and came away with the big prize of $3500 for first place in Saturday nightÃ¢Â€Â™s Big Air event. Easily the biggest draw for the three-day event, the big air was a crowd favorite, taking place at the base of Blue Mountain in front of hundreds of fans.
It was a big win for Fortin, who took it with a huge Frontside 10. He and Kevin Konings, whose Back 10 was good enough for second place, had been creating tons of tension by attempting 12’s but their 10s were bigger and cleaner. Mike Osachuk, another out-of-town pro who showed up to claim a piece of the $25,000 prizing pie, stomped a Double Back 180, after a gnarly crash earlier had many wondering if he was done for the night. Beau Bishop and Ryan Caesar were also in contention for third before Osachuk got his trick. They both had super clean 9s and were trying 10s, but couldnÃ¢Â€Â™t make them happen.