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Thurgood, Canter Top Americans In Slopestyle Finals

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
August, 31 2018
Jade Thurgood
Jade Thurgood finished fourth in the slopestyle finals at the 2018 FIS Junior World Freeski Championships Friday. (Iain McGregor / Winter Games NZ)

Jade Thurgood (Salt Lake City) led the way for the U.S. Team, finishing fourth in the women’s snowboard slopestyle finals at the 2018 FIS Junior Freeskiing & Snowboard World Championships Friday.

Ty Schnorrbusch (Frisco, Colo.) was seventh, followed by Courtney Rummel (West Bend, Wisc.) in 10th; Isabella Gomez (Issaquah, Wash) 13th; and Makayla Kellog (Mammoth, Calif.) in 14th.  Japan’s Kokomo Murase took the gold, followed by Germany’s Annika Morgan with the silver, and Canada’s Sommor Gendron with the bronze.

In the men’s finals, Jake Canter (Evergreen, Colo.) was the top-placed American in fifth, followed by Will Healy (Riverside, Conn.) in sixth. Luke Winkelmann (Bowling Rock, N.C.) was 12th. Japan also took the gold in the men’s final with Takeru Otsuka posting the top score. The Netherland’s took silver and bronze with Niek Velden and Casper Wolf.

Snowboard competition continues Saturday at Cardrona Alpine resort with the men and women’s halfpipe qualifiers. The halfpipe finals are scheduled for Tuesday.

Men’s slopestyle finals

Women’s slopestyle finals

Men’s halfpipe qualifier
Women’s halfpipe qualifier