One of the most exciting contests of the year is back for another go around, as Monster and Under Armour are presenting the third annual War of Rails on February 24 - 26th at Bear Mountain, California.

The event, which kicked some serious ass over the last two years and drew an impressive list of your favorite pros and amateurs alike, kicks off on Friday, February 24th with the AM competition, where the winner will will receive a free camp session at Windells (which rules!), while the top 15 finishers will receive prizing from Monster, Under Armour, Skullcandy, and Bern, along with an invite to the competition on Saturday, February 25th to compete against the pros for their chance to win up to $10,000!

And in addition to all of that, War of Rails will also be featuring two unique contests for the spectators and videographers who attend the event, including the "Mega Mo Moment" for the crowd, and the Viral Video Jam Competition for the filmers, which you can read all about by clicking here and here.

Here's a look at the list of invited riders, the prize money breakdown, and a word from the man behind the event, the legendary Craig Coker...

The Judges

Invited Riders

Casey Krueger

John Kutcher

Tom Wallisch

Matt Walker

Gus Kenworthy

Tosh Peters

McRae Williams

Karl Fostvedt

Kolby Ward

Khai Krepela

Giray Dadali

Sean Jordan

Phil Casabon

Mike Mertion

Corey Vanular

Kyle Smaine

Henrik Harlaut

LJ Strenio

JF Houle

Sammy Carlson

Andreas Håtveit

Chris Logan

Jossi Wells

Mike Hornbeck

Ahmet Dadali

Joe Schuster

Ian Cosco

Matt Margetts

Alex Schlopy

Nick Geopper

Spencer Milbocker


1st place – $10,000

2nd place – $5,000

3rd place – $2,500

4th place – $1,000

5th place – $500

6th - 10th place – $250

11th - 15th place – $100

For more information on War of Rails III and how to register for the competition, go to, and be sure to follow War of Rails on Twitter at @warofrails for the latest news and updates! On behalf of everyone at War of Rails, Monster, Under Armour and Newschoolers, we look forward to seeing you there!