November 3, 2022
The BC Park and Pipe Team ended its summer training by taking six members to Cardrona Resorts in New Zealand. With an entire slopestyle course and a perfect big air jump, the crew enjoyed 16 unforgettable days on snow.
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After five days of training, the athletes competed in the FIS Australia/ New Zealand Cup. The team competed against a strong international field in very challenging snow conditions but did not disappoint. Aidan Mulvihill and Bryce Menning lead the charge in the big air event placing 2nd and 3rd, respectively. Mulvihill showcased his depth in jumping abilities by stomping a right double cork 1080, a left rodeo 1260, and a right double cork 1440. Bryce Menning showed his consistency in skills by mirroring both left and right double cork 1260s and a left double cork 1440.
Aidan Mulvihill (left) and Bryce Menning (right) came 2nd and 3rd in the big air event.
Caoimhe Heavey was the team’s top performer in the slopestyle competition. Heavey was the first athlete to drop in the women’s event and lined up a left 540 to a switch right 540 and stomped a perfect right cork 900, which was the highest-scoring run of the day.
Caoimhe Heavey (center) sharing the podium with Whistler Freestyle athlete Jordan Peet (right)
After the competition, the team enjoyed six beautiful days of spring weather both on and off the hill. The team took advantage of the big air course to refine their competition tricks for winter. The crew also enjoyed the many spectacular sights in the Wanaka area; this indeed was a trip of a lifetime!
Stephen Lindsay-Ross enjoying the views near Haast
The team is back to our regular trampoline and strength and conditioning training in Squamish/ Whistler before we head up to the Yukon for the Canada Cup!