Parkite to join Monster Army
March 15, 2013
Jack Herald came back from a foot injury to win the Monster Winter Recon Tour slopestyle snowboard event at Park City Mountain Resort in January and take second at the Winter Recon event at Mountain High Resort in California.
Those results, followed by a ninth-place finish on March 2 at Mammoth Mountain Resort, were good enough to keep him ahead of Jeremy Page and capture the season’s overall title.
Now the 16-year-old Park City boarder, who rides for the Park City Snowboard Team, has earned a yearlong contract to join the Monster Army for the 2013-14 season.
Though he’s not sure of all the details of the contract, it will help him pay for travel expenses to events and will also help him get more publicity.
"It’s pretty big," he said. "Having a travel budget and the opportunity for incentives really helps out a lot. It’s one of the first times I’ve been able to make money snowboarding."
He said winning the overall title was a nice way to end his comeback campaign.
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"It’s been a good season," he said. "I’m really stoked on how well it went."
He’s planning on making next season even better, and hopes his offseason training program won’t be hampered like it was last year when he broke his foot.
"I’ll definitely be doing a lot of training going to the gym and working out," he said. "Hopefully it will go better this year."
Chandler Hunt, another Park City Snowboard Team member, won the season title in his age group, the 12-14 men’s division.
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