Halfpipe Victory for NZ Snowboarders Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Fletcher Craig

Calgary, Canada (15 January 2017) – NZ snowboarders Zoi Sadowski-Synnott and Fletcher Craig, both aged fifteen, have claimed victory in the FIS halfpipe event staged at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary.

Lachlan Blackmore (Auckland) finished seventh and Mitchell Davern (Auckland) ninth in an otherwise all-Canadian field.

"I am over the moon about how my run went and with my result!" says Fletcher. "My goal was to get into finals and do as well as I could but I didn't think I would finish on the podium."

Fletcher's winning run included: Backside method, crippler indy, chuck flip melon, frontside 540 melon, backside 540 indy, crippler 720 indy, haakon flip mute.

Zoi's run went: frontside indy tweak, backside stale, frontside tail, backside mute, frontside 360 indy, switch 360 mute, ally opp stalefish. 

UPDATE: Zoi Sadowski-Synnott wins slopestyle.

Zoi claimed a second win in the women's slopestyle event with Lachie Blackmore 5th, Mitchell Davern 6th and Fletcher Craig 11th in the men's event. Mitchell and Fletcher qualified first and second but Fletcher was unable to land his finals run.  

Zoi, who is using these competitions as a warm up for upcoming world cups was "hyped to come away with two wins."

Her winning slopestyle run incorporated:  switch underflip switch indy , frontside 720 mute, backside 360 mute on the jumps, and on the rails: 50-50 backside 180 out, switch tail 270 out. 

Mitch Davern landed his first ever frontside 1080 mute in competition and Lachie Blackmore landed his first ever backside 900 mute in competition and both riders were "very happy " with their results.


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