19 August 2016

James ‘Woodsy’ Woods tops podium in New Zealand & Alpine skiers make an impressive start in the Southern Hemisphere

James ‘Woodsy’ Woods tops podium in New Zealand & Alpine skiers make an impressive start in the Southern Hemisphere

 

With the competitive Southern Hemisphere winter season now in full swing, British Ski and Snowboard athletes have already been making their mark with podium finishes and impressive performances.

 

Last weekend saw GB Park and Pipe skier James ‘Woodsy’ Woods top the podium at the first JW Big Air invitational held in Cardrona, New Zealand. The slopestyle competition was well attended with a strong international field, but it was Woodsy who came out on top with a world-class performance, landing 3 different triples including a switch triple cork 1440.

 

This weekend GB Park and Pipe snowboarders Billy Morgan, Henry Shackleton, Aimee Fuller and Katie Ormerod will join over 100 international slopestyle snowboarders in Australia at the Mile High by Carlton Dry, staged in Perisher’s Front Valley. This will serve as the kick start to their summer on-snow training in the Southern Hemisphere.

 

Back over in New Zealand, the Delancey British Alpine Team have been making an impression on the race circuit, with Jack Gower taking first place in the Giant Slalom at the Cardrona FIS races at the start of the month, and Charlie Guest taking fourth in the Slalom in Coronet Peak last week. Numerous other top 10 spots have also been claimed by British athletes with Delancey British Alpine Squad atheletes Nick Moynihan and Charlie Raposo taking 7th and 8th place respectively and Jess Anderson setting a PB in the GS FIS race in Coronet Peak where she placed fourth.

 

Also having a great start to their season is Delancey British U21 Slalom Champion Robert Poth who took second place in the Perisher FIS Giant Slalom. He then continued his form taking third place overall and first U21 in the Australian National Championships held in Thredbo last week.

 

British Nordic’s Annika Taylor had a breakthrough result this week at the Aure Toppoddretsveke races, qualifying for her first International Sprint Quarter Final. Teammate Andrew Young also qualified for the quarter finals, with races continuing over the weekend.

 

 

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