Makayla Gerken Schofield in World Cup action in Japan (FIS)

GB Snowsport is pleased to announce the athletes which have been selected to compete early next month at the Junior World Championships for moguls and park and pipe.

The moguls Junior World Championship will take place in Chiesa in Valmalenco, Italy on Friday 5 and Saturday 6 April.

Leading the GB Moguls squad will be Makayla Gerken Schofield, who has twice finished in the top five at the Junior World Championships. The 19-year-old is coming off the best season of her career having finished inside the top 20 on the World Cup standings and scoring three Europa Cup podiums from her last three events, including a victory.

Gerken Schofield is joined in the ladies’ moguls events by Skyler Nunn who competes predominantly in North America. This is her second trip to the Junior World Championships after achieving two top-20 results in 2018.

Will Feneley is the only GB Moguls athlete lining up in the men’s event at the end of his first season of major international competitions. Feneley heads to his sixth consecutive Junior World Championships at the end of a season which has seen his first appearance at the World Cup and World Championships as well as two Europa Cup podiums.

While the halfpipe Junior World Championships were held in Switzerland in January where Connie Brogden topped the podium, the big air and slopestyle titles will be decided in Klaeppen, Sweden from Sunday 7 to Saturday 13 April.

Two skiers and four snowboarders will be targeting the event with a number of athletes achieving milestone results during the season.

Fourteen-year-old Kirsty Muir competed at the 2018 Junior World Championships in New Zealand where she achieved three top 10 results. She has since had another strong season competing in her first three Europa Cup events which have brought her three podium performances including a slopestyle victory last week in Livigno.

Jasper Klein also joined Muir in Cardrona where his best result came with 13th place in Big Air. Klein’s best open event result also came in last week’s Europa Cup in Livigno where he scored 19th in slopestyle.

European Youth Olympic Games bronze medallist Gabe Adams leads the snowboard contingent fresh from sixth place at the World Rookie Tour finals in Austria this weekend. He is joined in the male competition by Team GB EYOF teammate Ethan Smith.

Another EYOF team member – Luca Mai Lane Hopkins – will compete alongside Hollie Smith in the female snowboard events.

Congratulations to all athletes who have been selected, and good luck in Italy and Sweden.

2019 FIS JUNIOR WORLD CHAMPIONSHIPSChiesa in Valmalenco, Italy & Klaeppen, Sweden

  • Friday 5 April – Moguls
  • Saturday 6 April – Dual Moguls
  • Sunday 7 April – Ski Slopestyle Qualifying
  • Monday 8 April – Snowboard Slopestyle Qualifying
  • Tuesday 9 April – Ski Slopestyle & Snowboard Slopestyle Finals
  • Thursday 11 April – Ski Big Air Qualifying
  • Friday 12 April – Snowboard Big Air Qualifying
  • Saturday 13 April – Ski Big Air & Snowboard Big Air Finals

 

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