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The Camp of Champions Freeride Pro Team
The Camp of Champions had an amazing year last year with COC coaches taking six of the top ten positions in the Crankworx Slopestyle event and winning one of the legs of the Best Trick event. It was awesome to see our crew do so well after a great summer of riding together and becoming great friends. To continue that success and friendship and to hopefully help our riders and the next generation of riders do even better in 2011, The Camp of Champions is stoked to announce the formation of the Camp of Champions Pro Team for 2011. The COC Freeride Pro Team will consist of Mike Montgomery, Greg Watts, Casey Groves, Kelly McGarry, Andrew Taylor, Jack Fogelquist with MTB Hall of Fame Member, Brett Tippie in his usual position as the "Director of Good Times". At the same time we are launching our "Got Next Program" with 17 scholarships available for up and coming riders.

Meet The Camp of Champions Freeride Pro Team



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The Camp of Champions Freeride Pro Team will be at events around the world spreading The Camp of Champions vibe and good times as well as coaching this summer at The Camp of Champions in Whistler. When the Camp of Champions Big Air Bag makes it's first trip south of the border to Sea Otter Classic, the public will be invited to "Send it", with the COC Freeride Pro Team throwing down tricks and offering pointers to Sea Otter participants Sending it into the Big Air Bag.

Everyone on the COC Freeride Pro Team said how much of an advantage it was training in The Compound on the Big Air Bag and in The Whistler Bike Park with the other coaches. They said it gave them a real edge when it came to contest time. That input made us want to start The Camp of Champions Got Next Program to get more people riding at the highest level.

Got Next - Got Inspiration
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A big part of The Camp of Champions, being a coach and pro rider is inspiring people to be better riders and hopefully better people. To ensure that the next generation of riders get the inspiration needed, The Got Next Program has been created to ensure that the next generation of riders coming up, get the same advantages The COC Freeride Pro Team has. Riding with and getting coached by the some of the best riders in the sport, learning how to shoot photos and videos with some of the top photographers. The Got Next Program will give up and coming riders more of the support they need through access to the most progressive coaching that The Camp of Champions provides in The Whistler Bike Park and In The Compound on the Big Air Bag. The Got Next will get riders to where they want to be. On the podium, in the movies and so much more.

Want To Be Part of The Got Next Program?
If you currently ride for a company or shop and want to ride at The Camp of Champions and take advantage of One-on-One coaching by the COC Freeride Pro Team as well as all the other parts of The Camp of Champions that make learning fast, have your team manager or sponsor send us an intro letter verifying your position on their team as well as telling us why you should be the receipient of one of the scholarships. We will have ten $100 scholarships, five $250 scholarships and two $500 scholarships available. Got Next Program Members will receive the scholarships towards the cost of attending The Camp of Champions. This is our way of giving back and helping more riders at a grass roots level progress at the unbelievable rate that's made possible by riding at The Camp of Champions, The Whistler Bike Park and being able to "Send it" into the COC Big Air Bag.

About The Camp of Champions
The Camp of Champions, now in its 23nd summer, uses top pro riders as coaches. Campers ride top of the line DH bikes from Transition, Banshee, Scott, Morewood, Intense, Black Market, Specialized, Rocky Mountain and killer DJ bikes from Black Market, Spank, Banshee and NS. Bikes are spec'd to World Cup caliber by Straitline, Maxxis, Chromag, Spank, Raceface and others. Our Ride Along Mechanics® tune the bikes daily and do on the trail repairs as needed so you never miss a run. Daily Pro Photo Shoots®, with video and still photographers make you feel like a star as you go home with every picture shot at camp. "The Compound", our private 30,000 square foot hospitality area is filled with our Big Air Bag, mulch pit, dirt jumps, ping pong tables, pool tables, foosball, couches, a 40 foot wide mini ramp for skating and BMX, 60' flatscreens and a 2600 watt sound system to keep everything cranked to 11 all summer. With the Whistler Bike Park, and "The Compound" as your home and riding more hours a day than any other camp, you will learn so much in your time with us that it will feel like you just got an extra season of riding in just a week. Check out CampofChampions.com, and The Camp of Champions on Facebook and then get ready for the best week of riding in your life.

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