Monster Energy has teamed up with Hookit to launch the inaugural 2013 Winter Recon Tour, a three stop snowboard and ski slopestyle contest series. The tour starts Jan 12-13th at Park City Mountain Resort, heads to Mt High Resort Jan 26-27th and the finals will be held at Mammoth Mountain Ski Area, March 2nd where overall winners of the tour will be crowned.

The Recon Tour’s mission is to provide a better platform for snowboarders and skiers of all ages and abilities to compete and showcase their talent. The tour initially began in BMX targeting the southern California region for the 2012 Summer Recon Tour and with great success, has expanded into the snow categories.

“There’s a need for amateur events to support the next generation of athletes and provide more opportunities to prove themselves through competition,” said Monster Energy’s Christopher Stumbles. “We’re stoked to continue our partnership with Hookit to build the Recon Tour into the premiere contest series to find and support undiscovered talent.”

With more than $50,000 in cash and prizes on the line, competing riders will have the opportunity to win big at every stop. Men and women competitors in the Open divisions will be paid out $7,000 when the three stop tour comes to an end.

Monster Army is additionally putting up podium cash to anyone signed up for the Monster Army program prior the first event. $150/$100/$50 in prize money will be paid to 1st/2nd/3rd at each of the three events in select amateur divisions. For more details, visit www.monsterarmy.com/paidtopodium. Additional prizes will be given out from Hookit, GoPro, Fuel and other tour partners to be announced.

About the Recon Tour

The Recon Tour was started by Hookit and Monster Energy as is an intelligence-gathering mission to find the best up and coming athletes in the nation through contests for Snowboard, Ski and BMX. We work closely with key partners to support the future of action sports and provide a better platform for the athletes to advance in their sports. For more information on the Recon Tour, visit www.theReconTour.com. You can also follow the tour on Facebook at www.facebook.com/recontour, on Twitter @recontour, and on instagram @recontour. To get involved as a sponsor or partner, please contact Robby Burleson at 888-874-3374 ext. 103 or recontour@hookit.com.

About Monster Army

Most companies spend their money on ad agencies, TV commercials, radio spots, and billboards to tell you how good their products are. At Monster we choose to support the scene and our athletes. What kid dreams about landing a 9 to 5 job? We all dreamed about being pro athletes, musicians and living the life. We know it takes encouragement and support to make that dream a reality, so we created the Monster Army to back the next generation pros, the future Ricky Carmichael, Danny Kass, Ryan Villapoto, Tom Wallisch, Scott Cranmer and Nyjah Huston’s. Monster Army is our athlete development program that supports up and coming athletes ages 13-21 in moto, bike, snow, skate, surf and wake. To join, create your profile at http://www.monsterarmy.com and submit an application for athlete support. If you earn rank in the program, we provide varying levels of support to get you Monster Energy product, exposure and event bonuses through our Paid to Podium program to help you get to the next level.

About Hookit

Hookit is a place for athletes to post a profile, promote themselves, interact with other athletes and get support from brands. Nearly one million strong, we exist to support the athletes by plugging them into our growing network of members, brands, spots and media partners. Join the Movement -- find Hookit on your phone or www.hookit.com.


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