April 3rd, 2010, Valdez, Alaska–
Travis Rice Dominated King of the Hill!
Mark Sullivan’s Tailgate Alaska brought back the King of the Hill event to Valdez this year, after a 10 year hiatus. It was a three run event big mountain contest and Travis Rice had the highest score for all three runs. No one was even close. For example, he dropped into a 2500′ face with a method off the cornice and went directly in to a 70′ backside 720 over exposure and then followed that up with a chute that wasn’t more than 3′ wide. He’s also became the first person to ever do a handplant in a big mountain contest.
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Lando did really well too. He tied Shawn Farmer for 6th & they had to arm wrestle to break the tie. 1st Rice, 2nd Kingwill, 3rd Lago, 6th Lando.