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GoPro Announces Pinkbike Post Office Jump Jam Winners and Ups the Prize Winnings!

Aptos, CA – April 30, 2010 – Each year after the Sea Otter Classic the world’s best freestyle bike riders gather at a jump park outside the US Post Office in Aptos, California, for a day of epic freestyle riding. In possibly the last year for the event, GoPro sponsored an informal competition for the best sequence captured on video. The original prize offered by GoPro was $500 to one rider as voted by the Pinkbike community. But GoPro decided to up the prize winnings due to the phenomenal performances and the enthusiasm of the Pinkbike.com community.

“GoPro is so blown away by all of the riders, and so appreciative of their going big on camera with GoPro, we decided to up the purse to include loot for all participants, including the radical kid in the beginning of the video,” said Nicholas Woodman, CEO and founder of GoPro.

All 12 participants are getting a $300 booter and a HD HERO from GoPro.

“Brandon ‘The Expander’ Semenuk takes home an expanded $750 first prize for expanding our minds and understanding of what is possible on a bike. – Semenuk, that was on another level, dude. And to the young gun, whoever you are, we’d like to award you with a $300 career development sponsorship to help your parents keep your saddle swift and your helmet fitting. You got 14 votes which adds up to a win in our book. GoPro, young gun…we’ll look for more of you in the future,” remarked Woodman.

The top three vote getters were:

  • Brandon Semenuk – 126 votes
  • Jake Folgelquist – 70 votes
  • Aaron Chase – 64 votes

All freestyle bike riders in GoPro Post Office Jump Jam 2010 video:

  • Jacob “Cobb” Hyde
  • Darren Berrecloth
  • Aaron Chase
  • Ryan Meyer
  • Nick Meyer
  • Eric Lawrenuk
  • Jake Folgelquist
  • Andrew Taylor
  • Ryan Howard
  • Grahma Agassiz
  • Kyle Jameson
  • Brandon Semenuk
  • GoPro Young Gun (as-yet-unidentified)

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