All of our fun is coming to a close. Today is the last day of competition at ANTPM and it was the biggest, most intense nail biter yet. The Silent Auction happened this afternoon at the High Cascade camp and the groms got a chance to snag their favorite rider’s pro model and do some good for a charity at the same time. During the day there wasn’t much happening and was mostly just a free ride day for the guys. When it came time to persuade the campers to up the anti on their pro models some of the riders had a little strategy to getting their boards to bring in the bills.
Campers bidding on the pro models. Some of the groms got pretty protective of their bids and stood guard as time ran out
A few of the boards awaiting bids
MFM started throwing out product to draw in the bids and apparently Iikka Backstrom had his shirt off some time earlier today, which sent the girl campers swooning over his board. Chris Bradshaw’s was the most effective, however, as he slowly added boards to his stock pile. By the end of the bidding most of the pros piles included at least the board, bindings and some other assortments of snowboard gear, but Bradshaw included the kitchen sink. In his pile the campers were bidding for four boards, his used pants and boots and a load more of soft goods. It didn’t come to much of a surprise then that he won the Silent Auction by a land slide raking in $450.
Joe Sexton and Keegan Valaika pose for photos with some campers
Later tonight is the awards ceremony where we will get the official word on who placed where in each of the competitions. We’ll be shooting you the info over twitter tonight and we’ll get the post up for you tomorrow. It has been one amazing time out here at Mt. Hood and meeting everyone that came out for America’s Next Top Pro Model. I have to admit I’m pretty bummed to be heading home so soon, but all good things must come to and end. Thanks Snowboarder Mag for the opportunity!
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