Tiarn Collins (Queenstown, 22) has made history overnight, becoming the first New Zealander to ever claim a FIS Snowboard Crystal Globe
“It’s pretty cool,” Collins said with the globe in hand, “It’s not something that’s really on your mind at the start of the season, but once you start getting towards the end it kind of creeps into your mind. It feels good. I’m stoked. It was a sick season.”
Although Collins finished in seventh place at the final slopestyle World Cup of the season overnight in Silvaplana, his results from previous events this season meant he had enough points to secure the overall slopestyle title for the 2021/22 season.
Collins took the win last weekend at the Spindleruv Mlyn Slopestyle World Cup, the second win of his career, and a third place finish at the Mammoth Mountain Slopestyle World Cup in January.
Collins finished in the top spot with 236 points, 55 points ahead of second place Leon Vockensperger of Germany who was unfortunately not there today due to injury. Mons Roisland of Norway rounded out the overall podium in third place with 173 points.
This marks the end of the 2021/22 FIS Snowboard World Cup season, and in the words of Collins “it’s time to go snowboarding.”