Max Parrot Slays Air + Style Innsbruck
Canada Snowboard – One of snowboarding’s most historic competitions, the Air + Style Innsbruck stop is one of the highlights of the snowboard calendar. Fresh off his win at X Games Aspen 2017 Big Air, Max Parrot (Bromont, QC) asserted his Big Air dominance once again by taking home the top spot in Saturday’s competition. The Canadian landed a series of monster tricks to finish the day with an untouchable 184.32. Norway’s Marcus Kleveland finished in second while Sweden’s Sven Thorgren finished in third.
“The crowd in Innsbruck is really insane and it feels good to bring this (win) back home.” commented Parrot, who will have a chance to win the overall Air + Style tour in Los Angeles on February 19th. “To podium at Air + Style means a lot to me. This contest has a lot of history.”
Ancaster, Ontario’s Mikey Ciccarelli finished just off the podium in 4th.
Parrot and the rest of the Slopestyle team will now head to Quebec City’s Snow Jamboree for both Big Air and Slopestyle World Cups starting on February 9th, 2017.
Baptiste Bronze in Bansko
After qualifying in 6th position, Baptiste Brochu (Saguenay, QC) took home the bronze medal in SBX sprint action from Bansko, Bulgaria, his second ever career podium finish. [VIDEO]
Tess Critchlow (Kelowna, BC) was the top Canadian female, finishing in 6th.
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First day of Competition at Big White 2017 World Para Snowboard Championships
Under challenging conditions including snowfall, fog, and limited visibility, Team Canada had many performances to be proud of in the Para Snowboardcross World Championships.
In tightly contested races, Michelle Salt (Calgary, AB) and Alex Massie (Barrie, ON) finished just shy of the World Championships podium in 4th position in their respective categories.
After competing in their first World Cup events barely a year earlier, many Canadian Para Snowboarders made their presence felt on the world stage with Andrew Genge (Oshawa, ON), Gerrit van Bruggen (St.Albert, AB) and Curt Minard (Vernon, BC) all finishing within the top 8 of their respective classifications.
Riders will have an off day on Sunday before resuming on Monday, February 6 with Banked Slalom training before World Championship Banked Slalom races on the 7th.
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