Outdoor Recreation ’09

The 2009 Outdoor Recreation Concept to Company Contest was the fifth C2C competition and was a huge success. It took place from September to October 2009. The focus of the contest was on innovative outdoor recreation products and services.

Over 65 quality applicants applied to the contest and of those, nine finalists were chosen. The finalists presented their ideas to a panel of judges on October 30th at the Weber State Lindquist Alumni Center. After the judges deliberation, the winners were announced later that day at the awards ceremony.

Infinity Pedals by Sam Hunter was the grand prize winner of the Outdoor Rec ’09 contest. Sam’s biking passion led him to create a new type of clip-less bike pedal. His unique pedal & shoe clip features a 360 degree entry point which takes the complexity out of technical entry and exit situations and reduces overall weight. He presented a working prototype to the judges and will now use the winnings to further hone it and prepare it for market. ——————————————————————————————————————- 

MFD-100The MFD Roslyn, by Multifacetid Design, is a unique ski binding adapter which allows skiers to use existing alpine downhill ski bindings as alpine touring bindings. This will give skiers greater flexibility to “cross-country” ski into the backcountry areas without having to switching skis or boots. It also allows them to then ski down backcountry areas using their standard downhill binding instead of an inferior Alpine Touring binding. Since winning the contest, MFD has had phenomenal success including winning best new product awards at European ski shows. www.runmfd.com

Other Planet Skate-100Other Planet Skate Trucks has developed a completely unique longboard truck for skateboards. These trucks featue downhill geometry and massive deck-tips which allows riders to make deep slalom turns with confidence and control at any speed. The result is a unique snowboarding sensation on pavement. www.otherplanetskate.com —————————————————————————————————————————–

What They Won


Cash (Grow Utah/ Zions Bank): $10K Grand Prize; $5K Each Runner-Up

Consulting Services (USTAR): $10K Grand Prize; $5K Each Runner-Up

IP Legal Services (Workman Nydegger): $7500 Grand Prize; $2500 Each Runner-Up

General Legal Services (Ballard Spahr): $5K Grand Prize; $2500 Each Runner-Up

Financial Services (Advanced CFO): $5K Grand Prize; $2500 Each Runner-Up