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Campos wins WSSF spot

Low turnout for Sprite Park Rider Sessions halfpipe



Torn between freeriding on some of the best snow of the season and riding an icy pipe, most local skiers and boarders chose the former, resulting in one of the smallest fields of the season in the Spirte Park Riders Sessions halfpipe on Sunday.

The small turnout was good news for the athletes, with the winner of the men’s snowboard competition earning a spot in the World Snowboard Invitational at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

Tamo Campos from the Whistler Valley Snowboard Club, who usually competes in the men’s 13-14 category, won the spot in the 17 and Over category with a score of 25.9 – just one-tenth of a point ahead of Dan Longo.

A smaller turnout was also good for the prize draw, with competitors having about a one in 10 chance of winning new Atomic skis or a snowboard. This week Ishii Shinichiro took the skis, and Shun Inakai won the snowboard.

With the final two events of the season being cancelled, this was the last Sprite Park Rider Series event of the season.


Snowboard Novice 13 and Under

1. Brin Alexander – 15.7

2. Zack Astle – 11.5

3. Oscar Kirkwood – 11.1

Snowboard Men 14-16

1. Yasuyuki Kobayashi – 11.4

2. Takaki Hirabayashi – 10.5

Snowboard Men 17 and Over

1. Tamo Campos – 25.9

2. Dan Longo – 25.8

3. Roberto Dibari – 24.6

Ski Women 17 and Over

1. Satoko Hirano – 12.1

Ski Men 17 and Over

1. Katsumi Homma – 24.1

2. Kiyoshi Terada – 20.9

3. Ishii Shinichiro – 29.2