11 April 2016

The BRITS wraps up and Jan Farrell finishes 6th in Overall Speed Ski World Cup Standings

GB Park and Pipe
The BRITS concluded in Laax on Saturday with a final Gold medal for GB Park and Pipe’s Madi Rowlands in the Ski Bangers and Cash, adding to her medal haul, following her Ski Halfpipe Gold on Friday and Ski Slopestyle Silver earlier in the week.
On Friday Peter Speight clinched a victory over GB Park and Pipe teammate Murray Buchan to claim the Men’s Ski Halfpipe British title.  Matt McCormick was crowned British Champion in the Men’s Snowboard Bangers and Cash Rail competition which also ran on Friday.

Matt McCormick, Photo credit The-Brits.com | Aivars Zee Zarins 
The GB Park and Pipe team now head to Stubai, Austria for spring training on the glacier.
Full results from the BRITS and a range of photos can be found here: www.the-brits.com/latest 
British Speed Skiing
British Speed Skier Jan Farrell rounded off what he described as a ‘rollercoaster’ season with two 12th places at the Idre Speed Ski World Cup Finals in Sweden. After a recent crash in Vars, France at 216kph, Farrell did well to start the race at the weekend. The two results mean that Farrell finishes the season in 6th place in the overall World Cup ranking.
British Moguls Team
There was a brilliant result from Thomas Gerken Schofield at the Moguls World Junior Championships this weekend in Are, Sweden. Thomas finished in 11th place in the Singles competition, with teammate Will Feneley finishing in 29th. In the Dual Moguls, Feneley was the top Brit in 27th, with Gerken Schofield in 29th and Sam Houston in 34th position.
Delancey British Alpine Team
Up at the Scottish FIS races in Nevis Range on Friday, Euan Kick took to the top of the men’s podium with two Slalom wins, with Francesca Lee winning the first race, and Alexandra Taylor winning the second in the Ladies’. Over the weekend, the races moved to Cairngorm, where Alex Tilley stormed both Saturday and Sunday’s Slalom’s taking the wins, whilst Richard Goldsworthy finished first on Saturday and Euan Kick returned to the top step in Sunday’s Slalom.
Charlie Guest will take on the Swiss Slalom FIS races in Samnaun tomorrow and Wednesday, hoping to continue her recent success on the European FIS circuit.
Several of Guest’s British team mates will be racing in the Solda Slalom races tomorrow and Wednesday in Italy, followed by GS on Thursday and Friday, watch this space for results!
FIS International Alpine Youth Races
Twenty U16 & U14 racers finished their competitive season of FIS International Youth Racing in Val d’Isere, France and Abetone, Italy last week and over the weekend. In Val d’Isere Megan Riley had the best result of the weekend finishing in 28th place in the Under 16 Slalom, with teammate Olivia Foster in 36th place. In the Under 14 girls Super G, Sophie Foster finished in 37th place and in the Under 16 boys slalom, Owen Vinter was 31st and Alasdair Sandland in 32nd position.
In Abetone, the under 14s and under 16s tackled the Slalom on Friday, followed by the GS on Saturday. In the Slalom Eleanor Scranage Harrison finished in 25th position in the girls race with Ross Nesbitt in a strong 22nd place.
In the GS, for the Under 14s the best-placed athlete was Eleanor Scranage Harrison who finished in 26th place. For the boys, Max Pini was 27th, Ted Slade finished joint 41st, and Ross Nesbitt skied into 45th. For the Under 16s, Charlotte Tapsell finished in 27th and Shana Danenbergsons in 37th position in the girls race, and for the boys, Oliver Weeks finished in 42nd place and Scott Waitt was 44th.

British Nordic Team
Last week saw the FIS and Junior Cross Country races in Bruksvallarna, Sweden. Duncan Gibb, Brodie Murray and Jordan Andrews enjoyed the spring conditions of Sweden. Following some strong results last week, over the weekend Duncan Gibb put in the strongest result for British Nordic, finishing 29th in the 30km race (Under 20 category), finishing just 8.9% off the winner and knocking 12 minutes off his previous year’s time.  Brodie Murray was 97th in the same race and Jordan Andrews 51st in the FIS category.
British Ski Cross
Following the Ski Cross World Juniors, Will Wheeler, Scott Garvie and Laurence Willows will be heading over to Idre Fjall in Sweden for the FIS races tomorrow followed by the Europa Cup races on Wednesday and Thursday.


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