Steamboat Springs, CO, September 27th, 2011 – CHAOS headwear in the US and Canada have elevated three of their top performing athletes to their Chaos PRO-TEAM. This new refinement will allow Chaos to support these athletes with greater capacity for them to reach their athletic landmarks. The NEW PRO Team members this year include, Chloe Banning and Colin Spencer in Snowboard and Penn Lukens in Skier Cross/Freeski.
“These three are world-class competitors and we are honored to have them in Chaos and CTR- Chaos Thermal Regulation headwear this season as young driven ambassadors in their sport,” expresses Gary Supple- US Director of Sales.
Expert Chaos spokesperson Chris Anthony, of Anthony Adventures, will guide the team energy for another successful season – look for Chris’ Quick Tips at TV8 all winter with CTR- Chaos Thermal Regulation. For the last 22 years Anthony has traveled as a member of the Warren Miller Film Team, where he will emcee for over 60 events this year nationwide, with various Live FOX televised tips for the latest in skiing. His resume of expertise includes: writing for several publications, co-authoring a guide-book, screen writing, hosting and television programming, Heli- guide and motivational speaker. He has launched his own youth initiative program to support kids participation in winter sports, as well as his world-wide extreme terrain adventure ski trips. www.chrisanthony.com In 2009-to present Anthony partnered with “SOS Outreach” www.sosoutreach.com. As a spokesperson and mentor, Chris visits schools throughout the state. Utilizing a multimedia presentation from his Warren Miller Film, Chris takes the students on a global journey.
The Chaos Pro Team and Development Flow Team with Chris Anthony represents the brand nationwide in events and films. Chaos is proud to sponsor this team so they can achieve in and advance the world of snow sports. This year the officially sponsored PRO TEAM members and supporting flow team members in snowboarding, freeskiing, telemark and base jumping are listed below and their biographies. Look for Chaos this winter on TV 8 Vail and PLUM TV.
Chloe Banning, is from Steamboat Springs, CO. She a 19 year old professional snowboarder and is entering her second season on the World Cup tour with more determination than ever. Last season, Banning was the bronze medalists at the Junior World Championships, placed2nd at USASA National Championships, and 4th at the Sprint US Grand Prix. She claimed the Women’s North American Snowboard Cross Championship title for both the 2009-2010 and the 2010-2011 season. Currently, Banning is ranked 5th amongst US Women and 20th in the 2011 Final World Cup Standings.
This season, Banning plans to compete in World Cup events in the US, Canada, and Europe, as well as Junior World Championships and USASA National Championships.
Her career goals are to be nominated onto the US Team and compete in the 2014 Winter Olympics. Along with her busy snowboard schedule, Banning attends Colorado College, where she is a member of various clubs and is pursuing a degree in biology and pre-medicine. Banning is currently sponsored by the following brands: Chaos, FITS Socks, Salomon Snowboards, HMK, USASA Team, Apex Snowboards, Honey Stinger, and Powdertools Snowboard Shop. Although she is dedicated to improving her standings and results in boardercross competitions, she is also always having fun and smiling on the slopes. Learn more about and follow Chloe Banning at www.chloebanning.com.
Colin Spencer, from Golden, Colorado, now living in Breckenridge, has been with Chaos for four seasons. Colin gets stronger every season and even wiser – and the results show. Most recently he was a coach at High Cascade Snowboard Camp on Mt. Hood in Oregon. This season, Colin will be featured in both film and winter publications; look for him in Snowboarder Magazine, Snowboard Magazine, Frequency and Snowboard Colorado. His films include: “Role Model Films,” “Cockfight,” “SixEleven productions, “It’s Our Fault,” as well as for “YES”. Sponsors are: Billabong, YES Snowboards, Keystone and Jammy pack. Long time supports are: Dakine, Spy, Yea Nice and Vitamin Water and Chaos. Colin is a top ranked rider; contests this season will include, Dew Tour in Breckenridge to Killington Vermont and Snobasin Utah. He has plans on competing in the Burton Open series, (invite only) as well as the Ride Shakedown’s. Between riding in contests and filming all over the U.S. and overseas to Japan, Colin has a full season and we are proud to be one of his fans and supporters. www.nowsnowboarding.com www.facebook.com/colinspencersno, twitter.com/colinspencersno
“I can’t even wait for the snow to start falling and to be back on my snowboard! I have been riding for Chaos going on four seasons now and am very fortunate to be a part of a wonderful company with amazing people and product I can rely on!” Colin Spencer.
is from Steamboat Springs, Colo. and is the current Nor-Am URTUR Halfpipe Grand Prix National Champion. That win of the whole tour last season earned the 16-year-old freerider an invitation to the World Cup Finals in Men’s Halfpipe in La Plagne, France. Penn grabbed his coach and they booked it to Europe, where Penn finished 29th in the first World Cup competition and then 10th in the final World Cup Championships this past season. Penn also represented the United States at the Junior World Championships in New Zealand where he finished 19th in SkiCross, after claiming the 2010 USASA title of SkiCross National Champion.
Penn competes across the country and now internationally primarily in Freeride, with some SkiCross thrown in on occasion, representing the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. He is 6’3” and now a junior at Steamboat Springs High School, where he also plays Varsity Football and Lacrosse. Penn plans to keep rockin’ it on URTUR and the Revolution Tour, with hopes of qualifying for more World Cups this winter. The year after he graduates from high school, he’s hoping he’ll make a visit to Sochi, Russia, to represent the United States in the 2014 Winter Olympic Games. Sponsors: Penn skis on Armada, and wears their gear, and is also sponsored by SureFoot, Fleischer Sport, OnTheSnow.com, (the largest snowsport website on the internet),PARKA Apparel, and Chaos Headwear.
CHAOS FLOW TEAM
Lorin Paley – US National Telemark Team
Telemark Racing – age 18
Results: 2010/ 2nd place Telemark Classic, 3rd place Sprint, Espot Spain World Cup, 2nd place Sprint, Steamboat Springs World Cup, 3rd place Classic, Bjorli, Norway World Cup. 2009/ 1st place Telemark Classic and Sprint, Junior World Championships, 1st place GS and Classic, US National Telemark Championships. Sponsors: Chaos Hats, Steamboat Ski & Resort, Osprey Packs, Nordic Naturals, Sore No More, Climb On!, SUPERfeet Insoles, NUUN active hydration, Smith Barney Financial. 2010 Swiss National Team Training Partner. Outdoor Nation Ambassador. Dartmouth College 2012.
Suzanne Graham- Pro
Big Mountain skier and Base Jumper
Salt Lake City, Utah
Focuses: Filming and Shooting, product development, competition, exposure, and generally aiding to the progression of women’s freeskiing as well as freeskiing in general. Only female in the world performing ski-BASE jumps. Sponsors- Chaos, Oakley, Fischer, SixSixOne, Alta Ski Resort, Full Tilt Boots, UFO Plast, Cole Sport, Red Bull www.suzgraham.com
Jeff Cormack – Pro
Rail/halfpipe/slopestyle – age 30
1st Place Boardfest, 2nd Place Triple Crown, Red Bull Metal Rail Jam, Chevy Trucks Grand Prix Progression Session Finalist. The Arctic Challenge Oslo Norway, Money Winner at the Vans Triple Crown Rail Jam, 1st place Boardfest Snow Skate Wake, 2nd Place Board riders Triple Crown, Chevy Trucks Grand Prix Progression Session Money Winner. Sponsors: Chaos, Vail, Oakley, Kicker Car Audio, Under Armour, Bern Helmets, Avenue Snowboard Collective.
Davis Johnson – Pro
Slopestyle – age 23
8th – Burton US Open – Stratton, VT -Slope style; 2nd – Aspen Open – Slopestyle – 08-09; Made finals – Paul Mitchell Progression Session – Killington, VT 08-09 Sponsors: Chaos, Forum, Special Blend, Dragon, Powdertools Shop, Steamboat Springs
Skiercross – age 16
Steamboat Springs, CO
Last season’s results included a 1st place, two 2nd place, two 3rd place and one 4th place finish in Skiercross in the Rocky Mountain Series of USASA. He had 6th, 9th and 13th place finishes in Slopestyle. At USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain in April 2011, Logan finished 7th in Skiercross in a field of 45. This season Logan plans to add Halfpipe and Big Mountain competitions to his schedule. Logan is also on the Steamboat Springs High School soccer and lacrosse teams. He is on the honor roll in the 11th grade at Lowell Whiteman School and plays the African djembe with the Steamboat African Dance and Drum Ensemble. Sponsored: Chaos Hats, Fits Socks Honey Stinger and Duck Tape.
SX coach and Freelance Journalist – age 28
Winter of ’09-’10 Buckles will head up the first Junior Ski Cross program in the nation as part of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club. She’ll continue to freelance write within the action sports industry as well as pursue other skiing endeavors and opportunities. Injured the winter of 2008 and now writing for the industry magazines, POWDER, SKi, and Skiing and Steamboat mag. Ranked #1 U.S. ski cross woman from 2005-2008. Top 3 overall in Jeep King of the Mountain Tour 2005-2007. X Games competitor 2005-2007. First woman to be a member of two different disciplines as part of the U.S. Ski Team: Alpine (racing) and Freestyle (ski cross)
James Hillier- alias Mowgli
Freeskier, Adventure Entrepreneur- age 27
Hillier is a pioneer in outdoor adventure whether it is on the snowy mountain or luscious rain forest of BC. He has a directive to promote a lifestyle of social and physical engagement. To assist others discover adventure, he has developed a treasure map of adventure zones in BC on his website: www.mowgli.ca with GPS locations, videos, and directions. He is also the Operations Manager of AcroBag, a safe crash pad landing used to train athletes and which can be seen at www.acrobag.org. He is an original delegate ad too original a person not to have on board. Sponsors: Chaos
Pipe and big mountain
Events – US Freesking Open, World Skiing Invitational. Sponsors: Volkl, Marker, Tecnica, Chaos. I live in Whistler and ski almost year around, nothing beats a powder day in Whistler and we have an amazing park and pipe.
Jesse lee Delgado- AM
Big Mountain Snowboarder
Alta, Utah/ Chula Vista, CA
Focuses: Big mountain lines, competing, mountaineering, and filming.
During the off-season Jesse dedicates his time and efforts into mentoring and inspiring youth through snowboarding, surfing, and rock climbing. Sponsors: CHAOS, The North Face, Gramicci, and Vans.
Michael Stoeger – Am
Board Sports – age 20
Friday night features rail jams, OISA competitions, filming with FTK productions.
Contests: 7th place OISA Slopestyle, 9th place OISA Slopestyle 2, 12th Place OISA halfpipe.
Sponsors: Chaos Hats Flow, illusive snow wear flow.