Newport Beach, CA January 11, 2010 – The Sports Syndicate’s Louie Vito had a stellar weekend at Mammoth this weekend, placing 2nd in Halfpipe at the 2nd event at the Mammoth Grand Prix. The 2010 Vancouver Olympic hopeful currently sits in 2nd place on the leaderboard, the top 4 get Olympic bids.

“I’m sitting in 2nd overall right now, which is what I wanted to do, go out there these first few stops and get some good results before the finals at Park City,” said Vito. “ My thought was to be able to relax a bit going into the finals, but with everyone riding so well my goal is to ride strong and stay healthy for the final stop.”

The Olympic team will be named on January 23, 2010 after the final Grand Prix stop in Park City. With Vito currently sitting in second place, with two (2) second place finishes he is virtually a lock for qualifying for the 2010 Games in Vancouver. Never in the history of US Snowboarding has someone with two (2) second place finishes in qualifiers not made the Olympic Team.

Louie would like to thank his sponsors for their support: 686, Monster Energy Drink, Omatic, Spy, Skullcandy, Mountain High, Kicker, Grenade, Neff and Vestal.

About The Sports Syndicate: The McClellan Nichols Sports Syndicate LLC is a full service action sports and youth marketing agency based in Newport Beach, CA. MNSS represents some of the premier athletes and clients in the industry such as Ryan Villopoto, Marc Frank Montoya, Chris Cole, Andreas Wiig, Jeremy “Twitch ” Stenberg, Pierre Luc Gagnon, Nico Izzi, Fred Patacchia, Pat Gudauskas, Tanner Gudauskas and Pro Circuit Racing. Please visit www.thesportssyndicate.com for updates and news.