The second annual Superunknown contest brought in more than 100 entries
from across North America and beyond, featuring a wide array of up and
coming athletes from an even wider array of backgrounds throwing down
to the best of their ability on rails, tables, cliffs, lines, and a
host of backyard jumps and jibs.
After months of careful review several entries rose to the top, and
after several more months of review and much debate amongst our
esteemed panel of judges, a winner was finally chosen. At the end of
the day, Jean-Denis (JD) Zicat, hailing from Lac St. Charles, Quebec,
stole the show. With a video showcasing an unmatched ability to tech
it up on rails, and a diverse bag of spins and grabs to match, JD
proved himself worthy of this year's Superunkown title. "He impresses
me more than any other skier out there," said US Open and X Games
slopestyle champ Charles Gagnier. "Last time I saw him ride at
Stoneham, he threw 630 on 270 off the flat down box, into an unnatural
bio-1080 on the table! He's so sick."
"I don't know what to say," JD commented. "This is a dream for me!"
JD has got some big shoes to fill, following in the footsteps of last
year's Superunknown winner, Corey Vanular, who has since proven himself
as one of the hottest names in the sport, putting in appearances at all
the major events, holding it down for a Gravity Games pipe win, and
throwing down for a few high-profile film segments.
Beating out hot submissions from the likes of John Spriggs, Alex
Balsen, Cedric Fournier-Tremblay, and Josh Stack, he's certainly proven
himself as a force to be reckoned with. JD currently rides for 4Frnt
skis, and will be picking up sponsorships with Spy Optic, Jiberish, and Grandoe for his Superunknown win. Watch for JD getting involved
with the Fall '05 Level 1 release, Shanghai Six as well.
JD's video is shown courtesy of Charles Bourroughs and New Way Productions. Check out JD in NWP's video "Playback," coming fall 2005. Watch the Playback teaser here!
**Watch JD's video!**
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