ATHLETES

At Bannister GM Vernon, we believe in supporting local sport. We support local leagues, tournaments, special events, in a number of various sports.  Bannister GM Vernon has recently partnered up with a few specific athletes that call the Vernon area home. These athletes are excelling in their respective sports and we're beyond happy to have them on our Bannister team.

BRETT RHEEDER

Sponsors:
Trek, Fox, Clif bar, Smith, Five Ten, Shimano, Maxxis, Bontraga, ODI, We Are One, Space Brace, Title, Rheeder Demolition, Bannister GM Vernon
Notable Films:
Beautiful Idiot
Return To Earth
One At A Time
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Brett has got to be one of the most focused people we've met. It explains how he is the MTB Slopestyle World Champion. If you watch any of the films he's been in, you can see the dedication that he has to his sport. Every trick is meticulously thought out and he makes it look effortless. Brett has been the X Games Gold Medalist, Red Bull Rampage Champion, 7x Crankworx Champion and 4x Slopestyle World Champion. We are very proud to have Brett representing us and promoting our product.

CASEY BROWN

Sponsors:
Trek bikes, Clif, Dakine, Bontrager, Bell helmets, SRAM, Sierra Nevada, Bannister GM Vernon
Notable Films:
Return To Earth
Chasing The Yeti
The Barefoot Biker
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This girl RIPS! Casey charges with everything she's got when it's her turn. She truly is an inspiration for all of us. She pushes herself to the limits 100% of the time. Casey is a 2x Queen of Crankworx, 5 time World Whip Off Champion, with an array of other titles under her belt. When she's not competing you can find her in the wilderness along with her pup @snuffthedog. Make sure to Google Casey and watch any footage of her you can, she will make you a better rider!

REAGAN SIEG

Sponsors:
KTM Canada, Timbersled Products, Razemoto, 509inc, Riderz Edson, Drinkgcubed, Innerspace Watersports Ridersedge Suspension, Limenine, Interstate Batteries, Seat Concepts, Highmark, Bike Binderz, Drifters Products, Sure Can USA, Rotopax Official, Bannister GM Vernon
Notable Films:
Slednecks 17
Redbull Powder Hounds
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We're pretty sure if you're from Vernon you've heard of Reagan Sieg. He' been sending it since his early teens, and he's still killing it today! Reagan is one of the "Pioneers" of Snowbiking, a sport that has skyrocketed in recent years for its ease of getting into spots sleds simply just can't do. You can usually see Reagan in the latest 509 or Sledneck vids or check out his Instagram to watch him hit booters from his point of view, it's insane!

ELENA GASKELL

Sponsors:
O'Neill, Giro, Liberty Skis, Eivy, SilverStar Mountain Resort, Bannister GM Vernon
Notable Clips:
Ladies' Big Air, Cardrona
Ladies' Big Air, Quebec
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We teamed up with Elena when she was 17, this girl goes big. She took home the Big Air World Cup this year and brought home the Crystal Globe. She's been hitting up all the big comps including Audi Nines, X-Games, Dew Tour and more. When she's not travelling the world you can catch her hiking the outdoors or chillin' with friends. Be on the watch, at 18 her career is just getting started.

LINA AUGAITIS

Sponsors:
Sunova Surfboards, VMG Blades, Werner Paddles, Vaikobi, Kavu, Vernon Active Health, Bannister GM Vernon
Notable Clips:
BGM Mini Bio
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Lina also has "World Champion" under her accomplishments. She is a workhorse. Her main sport is Paddleboarding but she's also an accomplished runner, biker, skier and all around rad person. She's a mother, teacher and lover of the outdoors (Seems to be a theme with our athletes :). When she's not traveling around the world, you can bet she's got the car packed with Bike, Paddleboards, Running Shoes, Hiking Boots, and most importantly... her family. 

PATRICK DEW

Sponsors:
Skevik Skis, Smith Optics, Turbine Outerwear, SilverStar Mountain Resort, Bannister GM Vernon
Notable Clips:
SLVSH | Momentum Ski Camps
BGM | In The Office
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We have the pleasure of having Pat in the Dealership in his off-time. This kid is hilarious, and he's great to have around. When he's not around he's usually going big. He tends to just Fully Send on whatever he does, no matter the consequence. And when he stomps it, your eyes widen to full capacity. When he's not competing, training or at the dealership, he's most likely getting lost (on purpose), and probably trying to get his truck stuck somewhere.

JACOB TOOKE

Sponsors:
Norco Canadian Enduro Team, Smith Optics, Quest University, Kal-Tire, SilverStar Mountain Resort, Bannister GM Vernon
Notable Clips:
Okanagan Dinner
BGM | In The ZR2
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Jacob is a cornerstone of our community in Vernon, BC, racing, trail-building, and filming for local resorts and ride groups. He volunteers his time at Multiple events including Operations, First Aid Course Marking and Mechanic. He's very disciplined in the enduro circuit and know for his continuous hard work. This year he'll be making the move from the U21 category into the Pro ranks. We're very excited to see what Jacob has in store.

MASON LAND

Sponsors:
Bannister GM Vernon
Notable Clips:
In the Works.
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Mason is our youngest athlete on the roster. He's very quiet mannered, so his skills make the loudest noise. This kid sends it when it counts. He's hittin' up the Timber Tour, BC Winter Games and Nationals. We're stoked to have him on the team and can't wait to see how he progresses this year!