Kiwi Txema Mazet-Brown crowned Snowboard Big Air Junior World Champion

Txema Mazet-Brown (Raglan, 18) has been crowned the 2024 FIS Snowboard Big Air Junior World Champion overnight (NZT) in Italy. 

Mazet-Brown said; “The Junior World Championship title feels great, I’ve been working very hard for a long time now, and for it to finally pay off in this result today, it’s just amazing!”

Results were taken from the qualification round due to poor weather conditions preventing the finals from being held in Italy. Mazet-Brown put down a really solid qualification run, to be the top qualifier into the finals with a huge score of 95.00.

Mazet-Brown explained, “In qualifying I put down a cab double corked 1440, it felt great to put it down in the tough conditions with high winds and poor visibility, so I was very happy with that. That trick is what ended up making me the Junior World Champion today.” 

Elias Lionel Lehner of Switzerland finished in second place, with Eli Bouchard of Canada rounding out the podium in third.

This rounds out a successful Northern Hemisphere season for Mazet-Brown, who also took the win at the heavily stacked Davos Big Air European Cup in February. 

Fellow Kiwi snowboarder Rocco Jamieson finished in seventh place at the Big Air Junior World Championships. On the freeski side, poor weather meant both the qualification and finals were cancelled, meaning there was no competition for the Kiwi freeskiers. 

This marks the final major event of the 2024 FIS Park and Pipe season for the Kiwi freeski and snowboard athletes, who now look forward to getting into some quality spring training both in Europe and North America. 

Kiwi Txema Mazet-Brown crowned Snowboard Big Air Junior World Champion

3 months ago