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					The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship will air nationally on
NBC, Saturday, January 21 from 1:00—3:00 pm CST. This event is
 part of a jaw-dropping sports programming block on NBC called
 the “Red Bull Signature Series”, featuring the most progressive
    and innovative snowboarding, mountain biking, freestyle
                                                                                    INVASION APP
     motocross, ice cross downhill, skiing and BMX events.


    For more information, visit www.redbullsignatureseries.com




                                                                     POCKET GUIDE
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                                              SAINT PAUL                                                                                                                                               CO                  75 international athletes will race down the course, one at a time. The fastest 64 will
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                                                                                                                                            5                                                                              FRIDAY, JANUARY 13, 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           128 hundred twenty-eight athletes will race down the course, four at a time, with the
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                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SHUTTLES STOPS
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           SHUTTLE RUNS JANUARY 14th from 4:00 PM - 11:00 PM
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • 12th and John Ireland Blvd.
SPECTATOR INFORMATION:                                                                                                                        COURSE INFORMATION:                                                          • Martin Luther King and Cedar Ave.
             RED BULL ENERGY STATION                ENTRANCE                       C CONCESSIONS                                                   1   STARTING GATE                6   PETE’S CORNER                      • Sherburne and Park St.
             93X CRASH ZONE                         SHUTTLE                        M MERCHANDISE                                                   2   KICKER                       7   DOUBLE BUMP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • John Ireland Blvd in front of Dept. of Transportation bldg.
             RESTROOMS                              FIRST AID                      B BEVERAGE                                                      3   BRIDGE KICKER                8   YOU BETCHA BUMP
                                                                                                                                                                                                                           • John Ireland Blvd and Marshall
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             ADA RESTROOMS                          VIDEO SCREENS                  I INFORMATION                                                   4   BUMP                         9   DUTCH MOUNTAINS

                                                                                                                                                   5   LARGE DROP KICKER        10      FINISH
                                                                                                       RED BULL CRASHED ICE 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


     WELCOME TO                                                                                        MAKING HISTORy
     RED BULL CRASHED ICE
                                                                                                       A SPORT IS BORN
     For the first time in the event’s history, the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship            Over ten years ago, an adrenaline junkie over in Europe got the urge to race down a
     Series is coming to U.S. soil, and where better to do so than “The State of Hockey”:              bobsled course on skates. Soon after, the sport of ice-cross downhill was born, and
     Minnesota. The mercury may drop, but that won’t deter Midwesterners from coming out               in 2001, the first ever Red Bull Crashed Ice event took place in Stockholm, Sweden.
     in droves to watch athletes from across the U.S. and around the world race head-to-head
     down the icy gauntlet in front of the Saint Paul Cathedral.                                       Since that first event, the sport has grown dramatically with more than 20 races in
                                                                                                       10 different countries. It has evolved from one-off races and stand-alone events into
     The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship event showcases the sport of ice-cross                a world championship series where athletes gather points at each race based on their
     downhill, where athletes race four at a time, shoulder-to-shoulder, down a man-made ice           place in the final standings. At the end of the series, one athlete with the most points
     track. Competitors are dressed in full pads, helmets and hockey skates as they maneuver           across all four races is crowned World Champion.
     through hairpin turns, harrowing drops and intimidating jumps, all while reaching speeds
     up to 40 mph. At the end of the day, the fastest athlete who advances through every round         Saint Paul marks the first stop in the 2012 World Championship Series.
     of bracketed competition and makes it out on top will be crowned Champion.



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                                                                                                 SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA USA
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                                                                                                                                 The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship will air nationally on NBC
                                                                                                                                 on Saturday, January 21 from 1:00—3:00 pm CST featured in the jaw-
                                                                                                                                 dropping sports program, “Red Bull Signature Series”.




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                                                                START RAMP
                                                                                                                    RED BULL CRASHED ICE 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
                                                                The key to the entire race. An 8-meter drop out
                                                                the gate, it’s important that racers get to the
                                                                front of the pack early to own their line.          SAINT PAUL COURSE
                                                                       KICKER                                       In keeping pace with the growth of the sport, the technology and course construction
                                                                       Not the largest jump on the course, but it
                                                                       will throw off skaters’ balance because       has had to evolve dramatically since 2001. The course may have come from simple
                                                                       of speed they’ll have coming off the start   beginnings – using the natural winter elements in northern areas to help build a track
                                                                       ramp. This will separate the rookies from
                                                                       the pros early on in the course.
                                                                                                                    of ice - but today it is a feat of engineering that is constructed from tons of steel and
                                                                                                                    cooling systems that can sustain a professional sheet of ice in conditions up to 60° F.
                                                                 START                                              These advancements open up a world of creativity for the course designers, and the
                                                                                                                    Saint Paul track promises to be the most challenging in the sport’s history.




                       STAIR TURN
    The last turn before hitting top                                                                                SINGLE BUMP
 speeds plunging down the course.                                                                                   This bump is in one of the course’s sprint sections.
                                                                                                                    Any bobbles or falls here will severely hurt their
                                                    BRIDGE JUMP
                                                                                                                    chances at the podium.
                  Crossing John Ireland, athletes will face their
               second “kicker”. To sustain their speed, they will
              have to absorb the jump, and catch as little air for
                  as possible for acceleration down the course.



                                                                                                                                PETE’S CORNER
                                                                                                                                The equalizer. It is the largest wall ride in the
                                                                     LARGE DROP KICKER
                                                                                                                                event’s history at 16 feet tall. Ideally, athletes want
                                       This is the steepest drop of the course. Athletes will
                                                                                                                                to be near top speed and in front of the pack when
                                           need to hit it with speed if they’re going to make
                                                                                                                                they reach the incline on this obstacle.
                                                it up the wall ride that immediately follows.
                                                                                                                                DUTCH MOUNTAINS
                                                                                                                                The final obstacle of the course and one of its most
                                                                                                                                technical features. Success at this point depends
                                                                  DOUBLE BUMP                                                   on strategy. These alternating mounds allow for one
                          Athletes need to time their jump on this double bump                                                  final passing opportunity prior to the final sprint to
                    feature so they clear the gap, taking off from the top of the                                               the finish line.
                       first peak and landing on the decline of the second one.


                                                                                    yOU BETCHA BUMP
                                                       It comes down to seconds, athletes need to keep                                                     FINISH
                                                           their blades on the ice as much as possible to
                                                      absorb the bump created by this spectator bridge.

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     RED BULL CRASHED ICE 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP                                                 RED BULL CRASHED ICE 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


     CRASH COURSE                                                                                 RULES
     COMPETITION BREAKDOWN                                                                        CONTACT AND CONDUCT

                           On Thursday and Friday, January 12th and 13th, 200 athletes (100
100 US                     U.S. and 75 international) will race down the course, one at a time.
   75 INT                  The fastest 128 athletes (64 U.S. and 64 international) will advance
                           to Friday night’s competition.                                                              CONTACT                                          T-BONE


                           Friday night, the elimination rounds begin. One hundred twenty-
                           eight athletes will race down the course, four at a time, with the
 128 TOTAL64 US + 64 INT   top two advancing from each heat. At the end of the night, the 64
                                                                                                                       PUSHING                                          HOLDING
                           fastest athletes will remain standing and will move on to the final
                           rounds on Saturday evening.


      TOP   64             Saturday evening, January 14th, the 64 fastest athletes from
                           around the world will advance through the bracketed competition
                           until the final round when one athlete crosses the finish line first                        PULLING                                 DIVING FINISHES

                           and is crowned Champion.

     TEAM USA                                                                                     REQUIRED EQUIPMENT

     The four fastest U.S. athletes from the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship event                              4
     in Saint Paul will be offered a spot on Team USA. This team will be given additional
                                                                                                                                  3
     training in the sport of ice-cross downhill in late January and the opportunity to                        7
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     compete in each of the upcoming World Championship Series events in 2012. Travel
     and accommodations will be provided for Team USA.
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     WORLD SERIES                                                                                                                                1   Helmet
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                                                                                                                                                 2   Goggles (Recommended)
     The Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship Series works on a point system where                                                            3   Chest shield and shoulder protection
                                                                                                              8                                  4   Elbow pads
     each of the top 100 finishers receive points ranging from 1,000 for 1st place to 0.5                                                        5   Gloves
                                                                                                                                      5
     for 100th place. The points are cumulative so at the end of all four events in 2012                                                         6   Knee and shinbone protection
     (U.S., The Netherlands, Sweden and Canada), the athlete with the most points will be                                                        7   Pants
                                                                                                                                                 8   Skates
     crowned World Champion. In other words, every race counts.


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     RED BULL CRASHED ICE 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP                                               RED BULL CRASHED ICE 2012 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP


     NATIONAL QUALIFIERS                                                                        ONES TO WATCH
                                                                                                FIRST PLACE FINISHERS FROM THE NATIONAL QUALIFIERS
     Thousands of athletes from across the U.S. tried to qualify for the Red Bull Crashed                          ADAM GREENE                                                 Age: 21
     Ice World Championship event, but only the most promising 100 competitors made                                Qualifying Event: Detroit, MI          Hometown: Strongsville, OH
                                                                                                                   Competitions: 2010 Munich, Germany
     it through to the finals. These athletes will represent the U.S. on the icy gauntlet in                       Sports and Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Ice Cross Downhill, Weight lifting,
     Saint Paul.                                                                                                   Roller Hockey, Skiing

                                                                                                                   ALEx WETTEROTH                                              Age: 21
     Each of the qualifiers challenged athletes to a race through an obstacle course that                          Qualifying Event: St. Louis, MO        Hometown: O’Fallon, MO
     simulated features of the track including jumps, turns and slides. The fastest times of                       Competitions: None
                                                                                                                   Sports and Hobbies: Roller Hockey, Ice Hockey, Snowboarding
     the day advanced, but the next four athletes who had times on the cusp of qualifying
     were given one final chance. These four athletes raced through the course shoulder-to-
                                                                                                                   BEN GROTTING                                                Age: 25
     shoulder, and the first one to cross the finish line won a spot in the main competition.
                                                                                                                   Qualifying Event: Saint Paul, MN       Hometown: Birmingham, AL
                                                                                                                   Competitions: None
     A small number of hand-selected athletes were also given “Prospect Passes” which                              Sports and Hobbies: Ice Hockey

     would grant them a spot in the main event.
                                                                                                                   DANIEL “DANNy” BERGESON                                     Age: 21
                                                                                                                   Qualifying Event: Duluth, MN           Hometown: Red Wing, MN
                                                                                                                   Competitions: None
                                                              QUALIFIER CITIES                                     Sports and Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Skiing, Football, Baseball,
                    DULUTH, MINNESOTA                                                                              Wakeboarding, Rock Climbing, Slack Lining, Golfing

          SAINT PAUL, MINNESOTA                                                                                    DIMITRI ATHANASIOU                                          Age: 23
                                                MADISON, WISCONSIN
                                                                                                                   Qualifying Event: Chicago, IL         Hometown: Toronto, Canada
                                                                                                                   Competitions: 2008, 2009, 2010 and 2011 Quebec City, Canada and
                                                                     DETROIT, MICHIGAN                             2011 Munich, Germany
                                 CHICAGO, ILLINOIS
                                                                                                                   Sports and Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Rollerblading, Basketball

                   KANSAS CITY, KANSAS                                                                             ERIC PULS                                                   Age: 19
                                                                                                                   Qualifying Event: Madison, WI          Hometown: Wayzata, MN
                                                ST. LOUIS, MISSOURI                                                Competitions: None
                                                                                                                   Sports and Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Skiing, Snowboarding, Lacrosse


                                                                                                                   ADAM GERLACH                                                Age: 30
                                                                                                                   Qualifying Event: Kansas City, MO     Hometown: Hastings, MN
                                                                                                                   Competitions: None
                                                                                                                   Sports and Hobbies: Ice Hockey, Football, Baseball




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     NATIONAL ATHLETES                                                     WORLD STANDINGS
     ATHLETE ROSTER                                                        TOP 20 ATHLETES                               2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPS
                                 STATE /                         STATE /                                                  NAME               NAT             PTS
      NAME                      PROVINCE     NAME               PROVINCE   RANK   NAME                       COUNTRy      2011 WORLD CHAMPIONSHIP
      Anderson, Rich              MN        Laughner, Jon         IN        01    Croxall, Kyle               CAN         Pihlainen, Arttu   FIN             3800
      Arnason, Alex               MN        Leier, William        MN        02    Pihlainen, Arttu            FIN
      Atol, Jim                   MN        MacDonald, Scott      WI        03    Niefnecker, Martin          GER         2011 QUEBEC CITy
      Barta, Chris                MN        Massey, Clint         MN        04    Croxall, Scott              CAN         Pihlainen, Arttu   FIN             1000
      Bayers, Brendan             MN        Mayer, Shane          IL        05    Braun, Kilian               SUI
      Bennett, Luke               MN        McIntosh, Kevin       WI        06    Dumoulin, Louis-Philippe    CAN         2011 MOSCOW
      Berger, Chad                MN        McShane, Chad         MN        07    Kolc, Lukas                 CZE         Pihlainen, Arttu   FIN             1000
      Bergeson, Andrew            MN        Meinel, Matt          WI        08    Joutsenlahti, Lari          FIN
      Bergeson, Daniel            MN        Miller, Brett         MN        09    Andre, Gabriel              CAN         2011 VALKENBURG
      Boomer, Ben                 MN        Miller, Jordan        MN        10    Muller, Kim                 SUI         Pihlainen, Arttu   FIN             1000
      Bonin, Brian                MN        Morrison, William     WI        11    Klintrup, Paavo             FIN
      Bowell, Tanner              MN        Naasz, Cameron        MN        12    Lavrov, Andrey              RUS         2011 MUNICH
      Brandon, Robert             IL        Nelson, Ryan          MN        13    Prochazka, Michal           CZE         Croxall, Kyle      CAN             1000
      Christie, Kevin             MN        Olson, Darren         MN        14    Urban, Michael              CZE
      Connolly, Ryan              MN        Olson, Kelly          WI        15    Horst, Adam                 CAN
      Corniea, Jeff               MN        Oster, Matthew        MN        16    Gurtner, Oliver             SUI
      Cramblit, Tommy             MN        Palmeri, Jonny        MN        17    Maeder, Reto                SUI
      Davis, Sam                  MO        Pidde, Kyle           MN        18    Fiala, Lukas                CZE
      Dobie, Kevin                MN        Pinewski, Corey       MN        19    Mels, Fabian                GER
      Ferguson, Bryce             MN        Puls, Eric            MN        20    Ruegge, Andreas             SUI
      Fisher, Brad                MN        Ravenscroft, Kent     MN
      Furcht, Emil                UT        Reid, Tom             MN
      Gerlach, Adam               MN        Rogosheske, Alex      MN
      Gienger, Travis             MN        Rooney, Casey         MN       TEAM USA - COMPETING FOR THE CROWN
      Goers, Nicholas             MN        Ryan, Nathan          MN
      Goulet, Marty               MN        Salmon, Brittany      UT       The four fastest U.S. athletes from the Red Bull Crashed Ice World Championship event
      Green, Adam                 OH        Sarne, Lisa           MN
      Grotting, Ben               MN        Sawicki, Jessica      MN
                                                                           in Saint Paul will be offered a spot on Team USA. This team will be given additional
      Guiney, Sean                MN        Schaffer, Joe         MN       training in the sport of ice-cross downhill in late January and the opportunity to compete
      Hanson, Marc                MN        Shah, Salman          MO
      Hirtz, Dan                  MN        Shute, David          MN       in each of the upcoming World Championship Series events in 2012. Red Bull will provide
      Hoehn, Ryan                 MN        Skjei, Ramsey         MN
      Hoffman, Justin             WI        Slator, Mike          MN
                                                                           travel and accommodations for Team USA.
      Hoffman, Reed               WI        Stolpestad, Brett     MN
      Hough, Ben                  MN        Taft, Jenny           MN                                                     TEAM USA COACH
      Housley, Phil               MN        Theriault, Kraig      IL                                                     CHARLIE WASLEY
      Hughes, Doug                MN        Tierney, Tim          MN
      Huston, Jake                MN        Timmons, Brad         MN                                                     Team USA will be led by Minnesota native, and
      Isaac, Tigh                 UT        Trunzo, Amanda        MN                                                     former Gopher Hockey star, Charlie Wasley.
      Johnson, Craig              MN        Vadnais, John         MN                                                     Charlie has participated in five Red Bull Crashed
      Johnson, Earl               MD        Velasquez, Joey       MN
      Johnson, Peter              MN        Wages, Andrew         MN
                                                                                                                         Ice World Series events. His experience will be
      Johnson, Reid               MN        Wetteroth, Alex       MO                                                     key in bringing U.S. dominance to the Red Bull
      Johnstone, Ross             MB        Witty, Tyler          MN                                                     Crashed Ice top 20.
      Kaufman, Craig              MN        Wolf, Ian             MN
      Kaufman, Joe                MN        Wormwood, Joe         MN
      Keseley, Jon                MN        Zamzow, Zachary       WI
      Krengel, Matthew            MN
      Kron, David                 WI
      Kyllonen, Erick             MN


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