(Calgary, AB, march 20th 2012)The Snowcrown – Canadian Freestyle Snowboarding Championships sanctioned by Canada~Snowboard presented by 365 sports has wrapped up. The competition included halfpipe and slopestyle and there was a strong field of contestants in attendance for all events.
Congratulations to the ladies that came out on top. Starting with Veteran and two times Olympian, Mercedes Nicoll from Whistler, BC throwing down the most technical halfpipe run of the night for a 86.5 good for the gold medal and her fourth National Champion title. Nicoll had Canada’s best result at the 2010 Vancouver Olympic with 6th place. Katie Tsuyuki from Squamish, BC finished second with a 73.5 and other National Team athletes, Calynn Irwin from Toronto, ON third with 69.75.
Taking the Women's title for the Canadian Slopestyle Championship was Breanna Stangeland from Calgary, AB, she came out on top scoring an 83.20 to earn the Snowcrown and the Canadian Slopestyle title. Brooke Voigt from Fort McMurray, AB, came in second with a score of 75.40. Up and comer Samm Denena from Orillia, ON came in third with a score of 69.00.
Finally in the Jr Slopestyle, another Québec rider took the honours as Laurie Blouin from Repentigny, QC, stepped up to claim the Canadian Junior Slopestyle Championship title and Snowcrown. Audrey McManiman from Sainte-Ambroise de Kildare, QC, joined teammate Blouin on the podium followed by Samm Denena from Orillia, ON, in third. Earlier in the event, McManiman won the Junior Halfpipe Championship while Denena won two other medals including a silver in the Junior Halfpipe and a bronze in the Senior Slopestyle.
The Snowcrown was considered a huge success by the coaches, athletes and Provincial Associations. The event will return next year on an even bigger stage. The Snowcrown is a combined 4 Star TTR and FIS event brought to you by House of Marley, Jones Soda, Push.ca, Sandbox, Icarus Skates and Snow, Whoopass Energy, Bud Light, Recon Instruments, Freeboard, Gyroboard, My package, Launch Energy Gum, Homedics, Canada~Snowboard, Winsport, 365 Sports, Snowboard Canada magazine and DDP.
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