Cool Wakushima



Queenstown based Cool has been competing in local and national snowboard competitions in both halfpipe and slopestyle for the last nine years. She is setting out to make her mark on the Snowboard Slopestyle and Big Air World Cup Circuit this Northern season. 

Disciplines: Slopestyle

Hometown: Queenstown

Career Highlights: Winner of the 2019 and 2020 SSNZ Freestyle Series, 2nd place in the 2019 Slopestyle Continental Cup and received a World Rookie Tour Finals invitation

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Cool began snowboarding in Japan when she was six years old. Her family moved to New Zealand when she was nine and she now considers NZ home. Growing up with an older brother and a younger brother Cool has always been competitive, learning from a young age what it felt like to lose and how great it felt to win!

Once she moved to New Zealand she got into the competitive side of snowboarding and started competing in local slopestyle competitions and the Junior Freestyle Nationals each year. The feeling of butterflies in her stomach before she drops in and the sense of relief when she lands a good run that lands her on the podium are the reasons she loves competing. 

More recently Cool has been competing in FIS competitions with a 2nd place at the Torpedo 7 Showdown this year at Cardrona. Cool's goal is to create a name for herself both nationally and internationally by winning on the world snowboard stage. 

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