With the Winter Olympics winding down the Anti Comp is quietly waiting, poised and ready to rock the event circuit as soon as they close the curtains in Sochi. The snow conditions at Retallack are priming and Orage's event masterminds are in full swing prepping for the Ninth Installment of the Orage Masters.
Sponsor Update ‐ Just this week, Base Camp X, the Toronto based Canadian lifestyle brand and proud fabricator of hand crafted axes, blades, slingshots and a range of goods made of high quality steel, leather and wood has joined the party as an official event partner. BCX will be the proud sponsor of the Orage Masters "off hill events" providing athletes more chances to win savage goods once they return the lodge each afternoon.
Athlete Update ‐ In unfortunate news, Orage's own Matt Margetts is our and Joe Schuster in. Margetts, who took 15th in Sochi for the Canadian Super Pipe Team has suffered a torn ACL and will not be able to compete in the Rumble. Unfortunately forced to bow out of the Masters Marg will immediately begin his recovery program at the close of the Olympics.
With Marg sidelined, we turned to the Orage Masters Popularity Contest to fill his spot. With Marg sidelined we were scarily close to hosting "Kid‐less Masters" but as destiny would have it, Paddy Graham and Dane Tudor were either not able to attend or unreachable resulting in an opportunity for the Kids to be properly represented at the Rumble by the one and only Joe Schuster. Welcome to the Rumble Joey!
Fan Vote, Next Round Coming Soon ‐ Fans should stay tuned for the launch of our next fan based event poll. We're currently compiling a list of off the wall events, challenges and tests of skill to subject the athletes to. We will rely on the fans in the coming weeks to choose which events will be implemented into the Rumble.
Party Time Hot off the press, the official award ceremony and after party will go down in Nelson Britsh Columbia immediately following the last event on Friday March 28, 2013. If you're in the Nelson area make your way over to the Spirit Bar in the Hume Hotel to party with the athletes, see who emerges victorious and party your socks off w/ DJ Burn and local bad boy band Savage Blade... NO COVER CHARGE! We got you at the door. ### The Orage Masters 9 is proud to name Retallack Lodge, Freeskier Magazine, SBC Skier Magazine and Outdoor Technology as partners. Please visit http://www.OrageMasters.com for more info.
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