08 February 2016

Billy Morgan impresses at Air+Style, Nor-Am win for Tilley and 7th place in Aerials World Cup for Lloyd Wallace

GB Park and Pipe

Billy Morgan’s impressive return from injury continued at the weekend when he showed off his amazing skills at the prestigious Air + Style Snowboard Big Air event in Innsbruck. Getting through to Round 3, after knocking out the great Max Parrot in the head to head heats, all was to play for in the 8-man final. Unfortunately, due to strong winds the final could not run, taking the results from Round 2 as final, meaning Billy placed in an incredible fifth position. 

At the Park City Halfpipe World Cup, Ben Kilner, who is on his way back from injury, unfortunately couldn’t put a run down in qualifiers. For the skiers, Murray Buchan finishing in 20th, James Machon 21st and Pete Speight 27th in a high standard men’s qualifying. For the women, Rowan Cheshire finished in 14th place, putting in a solid run, but also just missed out on a finals spot.

This week sees the Boston Ski and Snowboard Big Air taking place at the famous Fenway Park, home of the Boston Red Sox. Snowboard kicks off on Thursday with Katie Ormerod, Rowan Coultas and Billy Morgan in competition, with ski following on Friday seeing Isabel Atkin, Katie Summerhayes and James Woods competing for Great Britain.

 

British Aerials Team

British Aerials athlete Lloyd Wallace put down the runs of his life in Deer Valley last Thursday, finishing 7th place in a 32-man field and securing his best ever Word Cup result. You can watch Lloyd’s runs on the Team BSS website here.

Lloyd said of his 7th place: "I am absolutely ecstatic with my result! Both jumps were the best I've ever done on snow I think. I still can't believe it; I was aiming for a top 20, and to come away in 7th is just a dream! Big thanks to my coach Mich Roth who deserves just as much credit".

He will now go on to compete in the next Aerials World Cup in Moscow this Saturday. 

 

Delancey British Alpine Team

Delancey Alpine Senior Squad athlete Alex Tilley had a fantastic result in yesterday’s Slalom at the Nor-Am race in Tremblant, winning against a field of over 100 racers. In the Nor-AM GS races she also performed well, finishing 4th and 7th in Mont Garceau, Canada at the end of last week. On Saturday’s Slalom she had a DNF on the first run.

Jack Gower had a great result in Mont Saint Anne at the Nor-Am GS where he took 18th place, with Charlie Raposo finishing in 30th. Gower then went on to finish 29th in yesterday’s GS with Raposo DNF on run 1. Raposo unfortunately also skied out in both Slalom races over the weekend.

Delancey Senior Team mate Charlie Guest will be competing at Pamporovo Ladies Europa Cup Slalom tomorrow and Wednesday in Bulgaria.

This week also sees the Children’s International Races in Slovenia with U16 and U14 athletes competing for Great Britain from 11th – 14th February. Last week saw great success for GBR at the Children’s Races in Andorra and Czech Republic. The report can be see on the Team BSS website here

 

British Nordic Team

The British Nordic Team are gearing up for the spectacular World Cup Sprint race in Stockholm this Thursday where they race in front of the Royal Palace.

 

Winter Youth Olympic Games

The five British Ski and Snowboard athletes selected for the Winter Youth Olympic Games are on the way to Lillehammer for the Winter Youth Olympic Games, with action beginning on 12th Febraury. Competing for Team GB are Alpine skiers Yasmin Cooper (17, Chichester), Iain Innes (17, Edinburgh), Ski Cross athlete Isobel Brown (16, Ashbourne), and GB Park and Pipe skiers Cal Sandieson (17, Glasgow) who will compete in Slopestyle and Madi Rowlands (17, Maidstone) who will compete in Ski Slopestyle and Halfpipe.

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