ALL-STAR DUO LAVALLEE AND RAHLVES ACHIEVE ARCTIC MAN CHAMPIONSHIP TITLE

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

(Forwarding Source: Alaska Dispatch News)

Longville, MN (April 11, 2016) Long wait worth $61,000 for Arctic Man champions Rahlves and LaVallee. After two days of delays, the Arctic Man Classic was finally a go Saturday, and the wait was worth it for Daron Rahlves and Levi LaVallee.
 
Very well worth it.
 
The all-star duo – skier Rahlves is a four-time Olympian from California and snowmachiner LaVallee is a 10-time Winter X Games medalist from Minnesota —  collected $61,000 for their win Saturday in the 31st annual competition in the Hoodoo Mountains near Summit Lake.
 
The Arctic Man is an iconic Alaska event, an extreme sports competition that predates the Winter X  Games by more than a decade. Thousands gathered for the weeklong celebration of spring and snowmachining that culminated with Saturday’s races.
 
The race begins with a skier or snowboarder atop a 5,800-foot peak. He plunges about 1,700 feet to an open area where he grabs the tow rope of his partner’s in-motion snowmachine and is zoomed 2.2 miles up another mountain. At the top, the snowmachiner slingshots the skier or snowboarder, who makes a 1,200-foot descent to the finish line.
 
It all adds up to 5.5 miles, which means Rahlves and LaVallee earned about $15,000 per minute for their win. They finished in 4 minutes, 2.08 seconds, about 10 seconds off the record of 3:52.7 set in 2013 by Marco Sullivan and Tyler Aklestad.
 
The prize for the men’s ski race was exceptionally big this year because last year’s race was called off because of poor conditions, so the purse was rolled over to this year.

Conditions threatened to wipe out the majority of this year’s races too.

The women’s snowboard race was completed Thursday before poor visibility prompted the postponement of other races, and Friday’s conditions were no better. But by Saturday, visibility improved enough to race.

Snowboarder Jayson Hale and snowmachiner Tyson Johnson topped their division with a time of 4:22:21, a victory worth $26,000.

Skier Natalie Van Nostrand and snowmachiner Cortni Brown finished in 4:06.73 to pocket $3,000 for their win in the women’s ski division. On Thursday, snowboarder Audrey Hebert and snowmachiner Kelci Boe clocked 4:35:58 to collect a $7,000 first-place prize.

Purses are determined by the number of entries in each division. 

Information from the Fairbanks Daily News-Miner was used this report.

Images: ©NoStyleProductions, Matt Kennedy

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Pallin Named New Fan Favorite and Ends the Season on the Podium

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Longville, MN (March 22, 2016) Grand Geneva Resort and Spa in Lake Geneva, Wisconsin was the host to the final three rounds of the 2015/2016 season. The 3-Day race weekend went off with a bang. The jam packed crowd and race teams alike were excited to see a pile of snow was able to be preserved and the races were on!
The weekend kicked off under the lights with Round 15 Friday night. Pallin had a tough go in his qualifying rounds but was able to make it into the final via the LCQ. In the Round 15 Final, Pallin got tangled up with another rider and was set back to last place and worked his way up to a notable 10th. Saturday and Sunday, Pallin was racing strong. Qualifying awesome in his respective heat races and took an exciting 5th place for Round 16 on Saturday. And for Round 17 on Sunday, Pallin qualified great, with a 1st and 2nd. Off of the line in the Round 17 Final, Pallin had an awesome start, rode smart and smooth throughout the final race of the season and snagged a podium spot, with a 3rd pace finish. Which secured Pallin to finish in 5th place for overall points standings for the 15/16 season. And if finishing within the top 5 for the season wasn’t sweet enough, the icing on the cake was that Pallin was named the new ISOC Fan Favorite. Very well-deserved, congratulations Kyle!
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For Team LaVallee’s grassroots riders, Evan Daudt (Sport) raced in the Pro Lite class on Friday for the Showdown at Sundown race and won the Pro Lite final! In the sport class he placed 13th on Saturday and rounded out the weekend with another podium finish in the 2nd place spot on Sunday. Adam Peterson (Sport) was able to get another podium finish, with a 3rd place on Saturday and 14th place on Sunday.

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PRO OPEN RESULTS
PALLIN
Round 15  RD 1: 9th   RD 2: 4th   LCQ: 1st   Final: 10th
Round 16  RD 1: 2nd   RD 2: 2nd  LCQ: —   Final: 5th

Round 17  RD 1: 1st   RD 2: 2nd   LCQ: —   Final: 3rd

YEAR END POINTS STANDINGS RESULTS
PALLIN: PRO OPEN 5th
PALLIN: ISOC FAN FAVORITE
DAUDT: SPORT 4th

PETERSON: SPORT 6th

TV SCHEDULE
Lake Geneva, WI National
Episode 16 CBS Sports Network / March 27, 2016 @ 10AM EST
Lake Geneva, WI National
Episode 17 CBS Sports Network / April 3, 2016 @ 10AM EST

LEVI LAVALLEE TAKES SNOWMOBILING TO THE STREETS OF SAINT PAUL

Levi LaVallee performs a Heartattack during Red Bull Frozen City in Saint Paul, MN on January 23, 2016

Levi LaVallee performs a Heartattack during Red Bull Frozen City in Saint Paul, MN on January 23, 2016

LEVI LAVALLEE TAKES SNOWMOBILING
TO THE STREETS OF SAINT PAUL

X-Games Legend Takes Freestyle Snowmobiling to an Urban Environment

SAINT PAUL – MARCH 8, 2016 – A few weeks ago, professional snocross and freestyle snowmobile champ Levi LaVallee ripped through the streets of Saint Paul, MN – making the city his ultimate freestyle playground. The Minnesota native and 10 time X-Games medalist hucked his snowmobile all over the capital city – from backflipping the overlook near the Capital Building to hitting high-speed distance jumps in the backstreets of Saint Paul. The groundbreaking video officially debuted today at redbull.com/motorsports and features 4 ½ minutes of urban freestyle heaven.

 

Levi LaVallee drops off the Wabasha Bridge during Red Bull Frozen City in Saint Paul, MN on January 20, 2016

Levi LaVallee drops off the Wabasha Bridge during Red Bull Frozen City in Saint Paul, MN on January 20, 2016

Levi LaVallee performs during filming for Red Bull Frozen City in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on January 25, 2016.

Levi LaVallee performs during filming for Red Bull Frozen City in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on January 25, 2016.

Some people see the world as a playground, where anything and everything can and will be a shreddable obstacle. As a kid growing up in Minnesota, Levi LaVallee looked at his state’s capital Saint Paul like a ripe fruit, begging to be plucked, and ripped to shreds on his snowmobile. A land of opportunity that only he could see, it was his mission to take that city over on his trusty sled. Now, he’s done it.

“As a kid, you’re always looking at things like ‘Oh, I could probably jump that,’ when you’re driving through a city. To be able to actually go do that, it was like a fairy tale,” said LaVallee. “There was quite a few high risk jumps out there. One that I was really nervous about to begin with was the bridge drop. That was scary, until I actually did it, then I realized it wasn’t so bad.”

This is the first known project of a freestyle snowmobiler taking his sport to an urban environment – it’s truly one of a kind.

Levi LaVallee performs a Superman over a roof gap during Red Bull Frozen City in Saint Paul, MN on January 25, 2016

Levi LaVallee performs a Superman over a roof gap during Red Bull Frozen City in Saint Paul, MN on January 25, 2016

Levi LaVallee during Red Bull Frozen City in Saint Paul, MN on January 24, 2016

Levi LaVallee during Red Bull Frozen City in Saint Paul, MN on January 24, 2016

Levi LaVallee performs during filming for Red Bull Frozen City in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on January 25, 2016.

Levi LaVallee performs during filming for Red Bull Frozen City in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on January 25, 2016.

Levi LaVallee performs during filming for Red Bull Frozen City in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on January 25, 2016.

Levi LaVallee performs during filming for Red Bull Frozen City in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on January 25, 2016.

Levi LaVallee performs during filming for Red Bull Frozen City in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on January 25, 2016.

Levi LaVallee performs during filming for Red Bull Frozen City in downtown St. Paul, Minnesota, USA on January 25, 2016.

 

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VIDEO: https://m.youtube.com/watch?v=HoZBi04afwc

ARTICLE: http://win.gs/UrbanLevi

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