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Thurgood Fourth In Big Air At Junior Champs

By U.S. Ski & Snowboard
August, 29 2018
Jade Thurgood
Jade Thurgood finished fourth in the big air at the 2018 FIS Junior Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships. (Winter Games NZ / Neil Kerr)

Jade Thurgood (Salt Lake City) finished fourth in snowboard big air competition at the 2018 FIS Junior Freestyle Ski & Snowboard World Championships at Cardrona Alpine Resort in New Zealand Wednesday. Ty Schnorrbusch (Frisco, Colo.) was fifth.

Japan’s Kokomo Murase took the gold medal, followed by Canada’s Sommer Gendron with the silver and China’s Ziyan Ren with the bronze. Wednesday’s competition was originally scheduled for Sunday, Aug. 25, however, weather conditions delayed the finals to Wednesday.

Snowboard competition at the Junior World Championships, part of the Winter Games NZ, continues Thursday with the slopestyle qualification, and Friday with the slopestyle finals. Both Thurgood and Schnorrbusch are scheduled to compete.

Women’s big air

Men’s slopestyle qualification heat 1
Men's slopestyle qualification heat 2
Women’s slopestyle qualification