Jr Worlds comes to a close! Ski HP in the Fog! Congrats USA

SOURCE: Jr. Worlds - LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (August 29, 2010) ?Ǩ Noah Bowman (CAN) and Britta Sigourney (USA) were today crowned as the first FIS Junior World Champions in the freestyle ski halfpipe. A heavy overnight snowfall delayed start while the pipe was emptied of snow but by 1.00pm competition was underway for a two-run final. Bowman threw down the run of the day in his first run, which in hindsight was good planning on his part. A huge left 5 mute into a right 7 tail, into a switch left 7 mute, right 5 reverse mute, left 9 tail, perfectly executed earned him 40.5. Walter Wood of USA and Kristopher Atkinson (CAN) took second and third respectively. Stop-start conditions and eventual dense fog saw the men?ǨѢs finals being decided on just one run causing disappointment among competitors who didn?ǨѢt land their first run which included one of the top riders, Byron Wells (NZE). ?Ǩ?I wasn?ǨѢt too worried about the weather,?Ǩ said Bowman. ?Ǩ?I did a safer run for my first run and was planning to do a harder one second time round but luckily I scored well on that first run."

Jr. Worlds Ski Cross Rocks New Zealand

SOURCE: Jr. Worlds - LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (August 28, 2010) ?Ǩ The action was fast and furious in today?ǨѢs freestyle ski cross at Cardrona Alpine Resort in the 2010 FIS Junior World Championships with Switzerland and Norway taking out the honours. The battle in the women?ǨѢs final was fierce with Fanny Smith (SUI) demonstrating how she has earned her top five ranking. After a bad start, she soon took the lead with Katrin Ofner (AUT) hot on her heals, a mistake on the second to last jump saw her lose her lead with Ofner taking full opportunity. However Smith?ǨѢs experience kicked in and she reined in Ofner, taking a smart line on the last berm putting her across the finish line in first place. Meanwhile the battle for second and third was taking place behind her with Ofner just taking silver ahead of Yulia Livinskaya (RUS) and Violetta Kovalskaya (RUS) came in fourth. ?Ǩ?It was a great race and very tough,?Ǩ said Smith. ?Ǩ?I didn?ǨѢt start as well as I could have but I came here to win and I knew that I must win so I did everything I could and it worked!?Ǩ

FIS Freestyle Ski Slopestyle - News Release!

SOURCE: Jr. Worlds Media LAKE WANAKA, New Zealand (August 23, 2010) ?Ǩ The USA dominated today as Bobby Brown (19) and Jamie Crane-Mauzy (17) made history as the first freeski slopestyle world champions at the 2010 Junior Snowboard & Freestyle World Championships. Bobby Brown led the day from the start, qualifying with a solid first run which featured a massive double cork 10 off the giant 70ft kicker. In the finals an almost flawless first run of a switch with 270 out into a cork 9 tail into a switch 900 mute grab, double cork 1080 finishing with a misty 450 out put him nine points in the lead. However, that lead was closed on the second run by Gus Kenworthy (USA) but he held onto the title with an impressive 45.1 score. Jonas Hunziker (16) of Switzerland skied up into third place, taking the final spot on the podium.


FIS FREESTYLE SKI SLOPESTYLE Results: Ladies Final Results: Jamie Crane-Mauzy (USA) in First Keltie Hansen (CAN) in Second Devin Logan (USA) in Third Men's Final Results: Bobby Brown (USA) in First Gus Kenworthy (USA) in Second Jonas Hunziker (SUI) in Third

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