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Canada Snowboard – Comox native Sharpe wins first ever X Games medal

Vancouver, BC – As part of an incredible weekend for the Canadian National Snowboard Team, Darcy Sharpe (Comox, BC) and Mark McMorris (Regina, SK) took home silver and bronze respectively in Saturday’s X Games Aspen Men’s Slopestyle final. Norway’s Marcus Kleveland defended his 2017 title and took home the top spot.
 
Sharpe was part of three Canadians making up the eight man final, coming in 2nd during Thursday’s qualifiers. He was rewarded with the silver medal (Score 91.00) after his third and final run, which included hitting almost all of the rail features on the course as well as an unbeliveable off the toes frontside 1440 Nose grab. This is Sharpe’s first X Games medal in only his 3rd appearance.
 
Having booked a spot in the final through his podium performance last year, McMorris was eager to once again to add another medal to his impressive X Games Medal collection. A highly technical rail section lead into a Switch backside 1260, a Frontside Triple Cork 1260, and a massive Backside Triple Cork 1440 indy to score 90.00 and grab the bronze. Tyler Nicholson (North Bay, ON) finished just off the podium in 5th.
 
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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 Canada Snowboard, visit: www.canadasnowboard.ca

Photo: Chris Witwicki