Lake Wanaka, NZ – (5 October 2013) – The overall winners of the Snow Sports NZ 2013 Freeski & Snowboard Junior National Championships were presented with their awards at a prize giving ceremony at the Lake Wanaka Centre yesterday afternoon (Friday 4 October).
The 2013 event saw over 200 skiers and snowboarders between the ages of five and 18 compete in a range of disciplines including dual giant slalom, ski and boarder cross, big mountain, halfpipe and slopestyle at Cardrona Alpine Resort.
Snow Sports NZ 2013 Freeski & Snowboard National Champions
Ski boy: Finley Melville Ives
Snowboard girl: Amarnie Barber
Snowboard boy: Campbell Melville Ives
Ski girl: Nate Teen
Ski boy: Luca Huck Harrington
Snowboard girl: Charlotte Lyell
Snowboard boy: Zephyr Lovelock
Ski girl: Zac Teen
Ski boy: Jasper Bloomfield
Snowboard girl: Cool Wakushima
Snowboard boy: Mitchell Davern
Ski girl: Fiona Murray
Ski boy: Nico Porteous
Snowboard girl: Zoi Sadowski Synnott
Snowboard boy: Ronan Thompson
Ski girl: Olivia Jones
Ski boy: Jackson Wells
Snowboard girl: Lucy Hayes
Snowboard boy: Matthew Cox
Ski boy: Beau-James Wells
Snowboard girl: Georgia Baff
Snowboard boy: Timothy Herbert
Snow Sports NZ’s Adam Dooney thanked the sponsors of the 2013 Junior Nationals without whom the week’s events would not have been possible. He also thanked the events crew at Cardrona Alpine Resort who work hard behind the scenes, often beginning their working day at 4am, to ensure the smooth running of competition.
Attendees of the Junior Nationals prize giving ceremony also had the opportunity to win spot prizes including skis and snowboards. Jack Jeffs was the lucky winner of a pair of Smith goggles in the ‘Place it, post it, shoot it’ Facebook and Instagram competition. Entrants were asked to take a photo of themselves holding a 2013 Junior Nationals poster in the most interesting place possible.
The prize giving ceremony closed with a video of the official NZ Olympic song performed by Hollie Smith and the Royal New Zealand Navy Band.
Videos of the week’s competition are available to view on vimeo. Day One edit available here: http://vimeo.com/75747385. Day two edit available here: http://vimeo.com/75836939. Day three edit here: http://vimeo.com/76007396. Day four edit available here:http://vimeo.com/76070268
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