Snowboard slopestyle medal winners (from left) Ben Cousins (silver)

Familiar terrain pays off for Kelowna skiers

  • Jan. 28, 2011 12:00 p.m.

Knowing the hometown terrian proved very valuable for two Team Kelowna boys in today’s Slopestyle competition at Big White Ski Resort.

Ben Cousins took silver with a best score of 74.1 while his teammate Dakota Martin took the top prize of gold with a score of 82.0.

It was just last week at the Sponsor’s Reception where Dakato was modelling the bronze medal and he emphatically stated, “I’ll be wearing gold next week”

The bronze medal went to Boris Mouton from Montreux, Switzerland.

Trenton Louie, 12 year old son of Chief Robert Louie of Westbank First Nations, finished 10th.

In the girls’ event gold and silver went to the Innsbruck, Austria, duo of Katharina Geley finishing first with a best score of 30.2, Anna Geser, second with a score of 29.2.

Emmanuelle Comte from Lausanne, Switzerland took the bronze medal with a score of 23.5.

Follow all the Kelowna 2011 Games action on www.kelowna2011.com .

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