Category Archives: Team

Catching up with Josh Douglas

Josh has been one busy little dude this season. This season he is hitting the competition circuit hard. He has made a big commitment by bringing on a private coach, Shawn Craddick, retired pro-snowboarder and local Tahoe legend. Josh is super stoked and having fun with Shawn, not to mention learning a lot. And so far it seems to be paying off big.

Josh took 1st place at the Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam at both Sierra at Tahoe and Mammoth Mountain (15 and under group).  He even scored an interview with fuel TV. But Josh didn’t stop there he has been competing in the Tahoe region USASA events as well and dominating with a USASA Rail Jam 1st place and two more USASA Slope Style 1st places.

Josh is tearing it up right now working on a back 10 for Gatorade Free Flow this weekend. He is also stepping up to the open division. He has landed a few cork 9′s this past weekend for USASA in slope style. So he is excited to throw down this weekend.

Be sure to keep up to date with Josh. His coach, Shawn Craddick, posts all sorts of pictures of Joshua on Facebook and the Boreal Blog. Josh also would like to thank Volcom and Eternal for all of their support this season.

Catching up with Andy Blanchard

I thought we were off to a strong start to the season when I was riding 2 feet of pow on Mt. Rose on Oct. 6th.  Well that is not the case. It has been dry in Tahoe.

Andy Blanchard is HustlinDespite the lack of snow both Northstar and Boreal have been doing what they can to throw a good park together. Lots of snowmaking has been going down and Northstar was able to throw up 36 features and a triple jump line. It has warmed up since then and it feels like spring right now.

Andy riding the rainbowFilming has been tricky with small jumps and no snow so I have plans for a few trips to Utah and Colorado. The parks are still fun and we are making the best of it.  So until it snows again I will enjoy sunny park laps with good friends.

-Words by Andy Blanchard

Catching up with Fancy Rutherford

This season the Tahoe area has been slow to start but snow is on the way. Even with the lack of snow the Eternal Team has been staying busy. Let’s see what Fancy has been up to:

Well what can I say; the snowfall in Tahoe has been less than amazing this year. However I have been making the best of it, riding a lot of park and praying for snow. Without a doubt Boreal has the best park around and have been spending a lot of time up there.
Standout Female Fancy RutherfordWe were invited to make an edit in this year’s Boreal Team Video Challenge. We had a blast filming our movie “Laced” up at Boreal, for which I was awarded Standout Female! In the end the overall winner was Jibles and Bits with Eternal teammates, Jake Devine and Brendan Gerard.

A photo with the boys at the awards ceremony

A photo with the boys at the awards ceremony

Thanks Boreal and Snowboarder Mag for all your hard work!

Photographer, Ben Birk, has been at Boreal capturing the action. You can check some shots out on Transworld Snowboarding, where there is some great shots of Fancy, Jake Devine and Brendan Gerard.

January 7th we all headed up to Sierra at Tahoe for the first stop of this year’s Volcom Peanut Butter and Rail Jam. Even with a lack of snow Sierra still managed to build a sweet course that was challenging and fun. The ladies field was really competitive and all the girls were killing it. The event had a really good vibe! I placed 2nd and will be going to Mammoth in April for the $20,000 finals.
Pray For snow !!!!
-words by Fancy Rutherford

Catching Up with Brendan Gerard

So the weather has been pretty bunk in Tahoe obviously.  I finished up working on our entry for the Boreal Team Video Challenge, which our team of Jake Devine,  Andrew Brewer, Danyale Patterson, and I have won.

I headed down to LA to shoot a new ad campaign for Sabre Eyewear. That went great, we shot it on the beach in Venice, no complaints. Following the shoot I headed over to COMUNE clothing companies’ Drop City artist premiere always a good time.

Sabre Brendan Gerard Art

After a little SoCal sun I headed back north and then a little east over to Colorado to visit the fam in Summit County. We definitely did some family shredding and I struggled to keep up with my 11-year old freakishly good brother Red.


My close friend Ryan Scardigli called me up Christmas day and said he was coming into town to do a story for Method Magazine and Snowboarding Australia on urban snowboarding around Denver. So we spent the next week really cracking trying to get some content together and had a lot of success thanks to the help of locals Brendan Barry, John Hill, Jackson Fowler, and Billy Mackey. Our productive crew got a little too productive and found ourselves in Clear Creek County Jail for a couple nights. It was a surprisingly hospitable experience.

Brendan Gerard Free Gerry

Brendan's Mom doesn't want her baby in the clink

Anyhow, lots of mischief and mayhem in between and plenty of more to come!

Words by Brendan Gerard

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