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NZ snowboarder Carlos Garcia Knight (Christchurch) was the top scoring competitor in the  slopestyle qualifying heats of the FIS Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships held on Thursday in the Spanish...

Montafon, Austria (19 February 2017) – 17-year-old Queenstown snowboarder Finn Duffy has won a Freeride Junior Tour competition, staged at the Austrian resort of Montafon on Sunday.

New Zealand’s young freeride athletes continue to perform well against strong international fields with snowboarder Finn Duffy  claiming third place at the Eldorado Junior Freeride three-star competition in Andorra over the weekend.

Zoi Sadowski Synnott is proving herself a force to be reckoned with in her first season on the FIS World Cup Tour, today earning a bronze medal in Big Air in Quebec, Canada.

The Cardrona NZ Park and Pipe Team has travelled to Quebec, Canada to compete in slopestyle and big air World Cups from February 9 to 12, 2017. Competition got off to a good start today with Tiarn Collins and Zoi Sadowski Synnott qualifying for finals in the Snowboard Big Air and Jossi Wells through in the Freeski Slopestyle.

Zoi Sadowski Synnott claimed a fourth place finish at her first World Cup and Tiarn Collins  finished in eighth place in the snowboard slopestyle final at the Toyota U.S. Grand Prix stop in Mammoth Mountain.

Three New Zealand athletes were amongst sixty of the best young riders from around the world who were invited to compete on the technical slopes of the Andorran ski resort of Grandvalira for the most prestigious event in junior freeride: The Freeride Junior World Championships. 

NZ snowboardcross racer Duncan Campbell finished 22nd in the 2016-17 season's third snowboard cross World Cup race which was staged in Bansko (BUL) today.

The Freeride World Qualifier 4-star event held in Les Arcs, France on 3 February had a distinctly Kiwi flavour with three New Zealand athletes making the podium. Sam Lee placed second in men’s ski, Maria Kuzma second in women’s snowboard and Roland Morley Brown second in men’s snowboard.

New Zealand snowboarders were on impressive form in the qualifying rounds of the Snowboard Slopestyle World Cup staged at Mammoth Mountain in the USA today. Zoi Sadowski Synnott and Tiarn Collins both qualified for finals.

Cardrona NZ Park & Pipe team members have been in action at the snowboard and freeski slopestyle World Cup in Seiser Alm, Italy this weekend.  Finn Bilous and Jackson Wells made it through to the top 16 freeski final with Finn finishing sixth and Jackson 13th. Snowboarder Tiarn Collins did not progress past semi-finals rounds and finished 12th overall.

With the 2016-17 Slopestyle World Cup season now in full swing, the Cardrona NZ Park and Pipe team has travelled to the South Tyrolean resort of Seiser Alm for the tour’s third event. The snowboarders were the first to take on the six feature course for today’s qualifying rounds with NZ’s Tiarn Collins once again putting together a strong performance and making the cut for semi-finals.

The next generation of New Zealand freeride athletes is making its mark on the world stage, with a Kiwi landing on the podium at a Junior Freeride Tour competition for the second weekend in a row. Finn Duffy placed second in men’s snowboard at the three-star competition held in the French resort of Les Arcs on Sunday.

The fastest snowboarders on the planet have descended on Solitude (USA) for the 2016-17 snowboard cross World Cup season's second stop. NZ's Duncan Campbell successfully qualified through to final rounds, finishing in 30th place in time trials with the top 48 fastest racers making the cut.

NZ snowboarder Tiarn Collins has put together another promising performance at World Cup level, finishing third in his qualifying heat at the Laax Open Slopestyle and moving through to semi-final rounds.

The Freeride Junior Tour is off to a good start for NZ skier Hugo Cameron  who finished in second place at the first event of the season held in Verbier, Switzerland over the weekend.

NZ snowboarders Zoi Sadowski Synnott (Wanaka) and Fletcher Craig (Te Awamutu), both aged fifteen, have claimed victory in the FIS halfpipe event staged at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

NZ snowboarders Carlos Garcia Knight and Tiarn Collins have backed up strong qualifying performances at the Slopestyle World Cup in Austria with Tiarn placing sixth and Carlos eighth in finals overnight 

Snowboarders Carlos Garcia Knight and Tiarn Collins competed in qualifying rounds for the Slopestyle World Cup in Austria overnight (NZT) with both riders breezing through to finals.

The Cardrona NZ Park & Pipe Team has wrapped up a week of World Cup competition at Copper Mountain resort in the USA with several athletes achieving personal best results and ticking off qualifying criteria for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games.

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