Photo: Daniel Blom

Photo: Daniel Blom

Most of you reading this right now know exactly who Eero Niemela is. Most of you also know that Eero is from Finland, and along with the likes of Heikki Sorsa, Paavo Tikkanen, Iikka Backstrom, Lauri Heiskari, and Eero Ettala, Niemela made the move to North America to progress his game and finally step up to the big show. What most of you may not know is that Eero made his move to Whistler, BC (as opposed to the States), and was taken in by the infamous “Wildcat” clan, a group of rough-and-tumble, raucous Whistler locals consisting of Chris Brown, Devun Walsh, JF Pelchat, Kale Stephens, Gaetan Chanut, and a smattering of other debaucherous tag-alongs. From that moment on, Niemela and crew proceeded to take it to the backcountry equally as hard as they took it to the bottle, and catapulted themselves into the upper echelon of shred superstardom in the process. Though he now spends his summer months on the beaches of Southern California instead of the barstools of British Columbia, Eero was and always will be a Wildcat at heart. Viva la Wildcats!
Tom Monterosso ––

THIS CONTEST IS CLOSED
And the winner is:
Dan Ladue of Missoula, MT. Good luck on those switch back 5′s, I’d wait for a big dump.

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