With perfect conditions and in front of hundreds of eager fans, Jye Kearney once again took out the winners cheque at the 12th annual Burton Cattleman’s Rail Jam (CRJ12). It’s almost at the stage where the contest will need to be renamed Jye’s Jamm 2, as the Jindabyne local took out his fifth title in six years. His smooth spins on and off both outer rails, massive gaps to rail and trademark backflip were too much for the 15 strong field to match. The win not only scored him $4000, but further solidified his claim as Australia’s best jibber of the last decade.
Just edged out was one of Oz’s best up-and-coming young talents, Andy James. Andy threw down some amazing cab tricks and took home $2000 for his effort.
Third place went to last years champ and fan favourite, Sam Neumann. He had some of the most creative tricks in the comp, using all the rail lines and gaps. He scored himself $1000 to spend in Buller that night.
Josh Anderson – an up and coming rider to watch
The Monster Best Trick Award went to Josh Anderson who gapped from the top close out rail down to lip the outside down rail. Huge ballsy trick! He also took out the Show & Blow Up Award winning himself a printed feature in the next issue of Transfer Magazine. The “Blow Up” award is new this year, given out for most impressive performance from an up-and-comer. Josh’s bag of unique and never seen before tricks scored him the win from the Transfer Mag team.
Corona set the party scene with a VIP bar. Big screens streaming the live action, Dj’s, Tacos, and plenty of Coronas on offer. The after party at Mooseheads featuring Aussie DJ duo Yolanda Be Cool rocked on into the night.