Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom draws big numbers

Lots of snow and competitors highlight 16th annual snowboard event at Big White

A record number of riders competed at the Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom this year at Big White

Local riders captured their share of medals at the 16th edition of the Neil Edgeworth Banked Slalom Event at Big White.

More than 270 snowboarders from across North America and from as far away as Australia took the slopes last weekend in search of medals and prize money.

Rob Fagan, from the Canadian snowcross national team took home the gold in the men’s pro division, while Marni Yamada, former U.S. Snowboard team member, took home first in the pro female division.

With plenty of snow and a record number of competitors, organizers couldn’t have asked for much better weekend of competition.

“The banked slalom is a gathering for industry and community searching for the the soul roots of snowboarding and to remember the origins of the sport,” said Flynn Seddon, Big White’s director of terrain parks and outdoor vvents. “It’s a true place to see old friends and meet new ones, remember friends who have passed and celebrate new ones that are born into the scene. It has been truly turned into its own being that exudes positivity and shines light into every one who attends. It doesn’t matter who wins it’s about the spirit and camaraderie of the sport.”

The complete results are:

• Adaptive

1 John Goodwin (Surrey)


• SnowSkate combined

1 Jesse Blackstaff (Kelowna)

2 Adam Higgins (North Vancouver)

3 Michelle Mackay (Edmonton)


• Female 14-and-under

1 Carleigh Quiring (Kelowna)

2 Kayla Shepard (Kelowna)

3 Alina Stevens (Rossland)


• Male 14-and-under

1 Hunter McMorran (Kelowna)

2 Davis Thompson (Rossland)

3 Jacob Marostenmaki (Big White)


• Female 15 to 18

1 Katie Anderson (Jaffray)

2 Mica Bot (Big White)

3 Emily Boucher (Kelowna)


• Male: 15 to 18

1 Clinton Pederson (Kelowna)

2 Brett Berndsen (Kelowna)

3 Liam Stevens (Rossland)


• Female 19 to 24

1 Sabrina Gauthier (Revelstoke)

2 Kim Wiersma (Kelowna)

3 Kelsey Galt (Kelowna)


• Male 19 to 24

1 Martin Jaureguialzo (Whistler)

2 JP Fok (Whistler)

3 Lee Coulthard (Kelowna)


• Female 25 to 34

1 Desiree Janzen (Kamloops)

2 Laura Price (Kelowna)

3 Kat Coatesworth (Golden)


• Male 25 to 34

1 Narin Young (Whistler)

2 Chris Astrofooroff (Grand Forks)

3 Levi Froese (Kimberley)


• Female 35 to 44

1 Nickie Rodger (Kelowna)

2 Candice Drouin (Whistler)

3 Alex Brady (UK, Nelson)


• Male 35 to 44

1 Dustin Ferris (Kelowna)

2 Kyle Entrop (Shoreline, WA)

3 Brett Tippie (North Vancouver)


• Female 45 and over

1 Nada Critchlow (Big White)

2 Eileen Purssell (Rossland)

3 Jessica Spanos (Berkley, CA)


• Male 45 to 49

1 Flynn Seddon (Kelowna)

2 Clint Surridge (Big White)

3 Doug Lundgren (West Kelowna)


• Male 50 and over

1 Don Lott (West Kelowna)

2 John Devenere (Ferndale)

3 James Belch (Kelowna)


• Female Pro

1 Marni Yamada (Seattle, WA)

2 Carle Brenneman (Comox)

3 Stephanie Haines (Kelowna)


• Male Pro

1 Rob Fagan (Squamish)

2 Tom Velisek (Squamish)

3 Carl Cowtan (Kelowna)


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