Sébastien Toutant takes Bronze at X Games Oslo Slopestyle
Canada Snowboard – Vancouver, BC – Amidst a heavy field of riders in Friday night’s X Games Oslo men’s Slopestyle final, Sébastien Toutant (l’Assomption, QC) came up big in his second and final run to take home the bronze medal in Norway. Toutant scored an 84.00 to join Sven Throgren (SWE) and Stale Sandbech (NOR) on the men’s podium. Spencer O’Brien (Courtenay, BC) was the lone Canadian female in the field and finished 5th in the Women’s Slopestyle final.
With the pressure on, Toutant delivered a strong run when it mattered most, completing a very technical rail section before launching a cab 1260 nose grab, backside 1440 mute, and a frontside double cork 1080.
Mark McMorris (Regina, SK) finished in 6th while Max Parrot (Bromont, QC) ended his day in 8th.
The final event from this year’s Canadian Olympic Freestyle Selection Tour, X Games Oslo will conclude Saturday night with womens and mens snowboard Big Air.
photo: Chris Witwicki
Minard takes home first World Cup podium of the season
Curt Minard (Vernon, BC) capped off the Para-snowboard SBX World Cup circuit with a bronze medal in the official PyeongChang 2018 test event in South Korea. Andrew Genge (Oshawa, ON) ended up in 4th.
A strong showing from both Upper Limb athletes in qualifications ended up pitting them against one another in the small final, Minard edging out Genge to take home the bronze, as well as his first world cup podium of the season.
The Para-snowboard world cup season concludes with a Banked Slalom World Cup on Monday March 13th in Jeongseon.
photo: Curt Minard
NextGen Riders Carter Jarvis & Baily McDonald win Slopestyle Gold at Air Nation Nationals
Simcoe County and Mount St. Louis Moonstone hosted another heavy mens and womens slopestyle contest with NextGen team riders Baily McDonald (Barrie, ON) and Carter Jarvis (Calgary, AB) taking home the top spots in the Open category.
Quebec’s Marguerite Sweeney and Ontario’s Jasmine Baird rounded off the female podium while William Izzard and Joshua Reeves completed the podium on the mens side.
Full Results Women
Full Results Men
Sweeney and Reeves also won the overall Air Nation Freestyle tour, and will get a free camp week at Camp of Champions this summer.
Stay tuned for results from tomorrow night’s Burton Big Air Championships at Horseshoe Resort.
Canadian riders head to World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain
Canadians are logging some serious travel miles this winter as they head to the FIS World Championships of Snowboarding 2017 in Sierra Nevada, Spain. With halfpipe in the books, Canadians will continue to look to impress on the international scene in Slopestyle, Snowboardcross, and Alpine disciplines.
Full results and schedule are available here.
For more information on Canada Snowboard or to schedule an interview with one of our athletes, please contact:
About Canada Snowboard
Canada Snowboard is the national governing body for snowboarding in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners like The Canadian Tire Corporation, Mackenzie Financial, FA Design, Burton Snowboards, Zanier Gloves, and Mazda Canada, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium,the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee; Canada Snowboard is committed to high performance excellence in FIS World Cup, World Championships, World Snowboard Tour and Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games competition. Canada Snowboard also provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long-term athlete development. For more information on the services and programs offered by CanadaSnowboard, visit: www.canadasnowboard.ca
photo: King Snow Snowboard Magazine/Matt Forsythe