2008 Trespass Snowboard / Skiercross Championships and Big Air Jam
Tuesday 22nd July – The British Snow Tour made its final stop of the dryslopes series over the weekend, 19th & 20th July at Norfolk Ski Club for the Trespass British Snowboard & Skiercross Championships and Big Air Jam. The locals were out in force and competition was fierce as riders went head-to-head in the four way races, with some spectacular wipe-outs along the way. Over at the Trespass Lesson Academies 200 beginners inspired by the high-speed action took advantage of the FREE lessons up for grabs.
Trespass Snowboardcross Championships
The Trespass Snowboardcross Championships kicked off Saturday’s competition with riders, propelled by the intermittent rain, charging through the start gates and on into the head-to-head qualifying rounds, until only the fastest female competitors were remaining. In the women’s final Liz Osborne accelerated out of the start gates and over the finish line in first place to take the 2008 Women’s Trespass Snowboardcross Title. Second place went to Jo Brown with Becky Hammond taking a respectable third.
During the afternoon’s Big Air Jam Liz Osborne scooped her second win of the day after she stomped a smooth backside 360 and cab 180.
Trespass Snowboardcross Championship Results
1st - Liz Osborne – Cambridge
2nd - Jo Brown – Brighton
3rd - Becky Hammond - Sheffield
1st - Liz Osborne – Cambridge
2nd – Pamela Wilson – Southampton
Trespass Skiercross Championships
The hotly contested Trespass Skiercross Championships opened up Sunday’s competition with a huge number of local skiers taking to the start gates to race against the clock and each other with the hopes of making it through to the finals. In the women’s final it was neck and neck out of the start gates until British Skiercross silver medallist, Danielle Freeze, opened up the gap to take the lead and cruise over the line in first position. It was a close race between Claire Wheatman and Becky Hammond for second and third. Becky sneaked ahead on the final turn to take the silver leaving Claire to finish in a very close third..
In the afternoons Big Air Jam the younger skiers were pushing the limits with big 540’s and 720’s being thrown down. In the women’s Big Air Jam, Kelly O’Donnell landed a smooth 540 and switch 180 to take the women’s title.
Trespass Skiercross Championships Results
1st – Danielle Freeze – Kent
2nd – Becky Hammond – Sheffield
3rd – Claire Wheatman – Norwich
Kelly O’Donnell – Stoke-on-Trent
Becky Hammond – Sheffield
Charlotte Prince - Berkshire
To check out the pictures and video footage from the Trespass Snowboard/Skiercross Championships along with all of the dryslope championship events go to: www.britishsnowtour.com The next event on the British Snow Tour calendar will be the Animal Slopestyle Championships, which will kick start the first of the indoor championship events at Castleford, SNO!zone, on Saturday 20th September. Registration is now open, so get booking to reserve your spot to compete.
The British Snow Tour and Schools Tour programme would not be possible without its highly supportive sponsors: Animal, Quiksilver, Trespass, SNO!zone, Cushe, SUSO, TSA and Ellis Brigham. Demo partners: DC, Ride, K2, Line and Clifbar. Media partners: Whitelines, Skiclub.co.uk, Metrosnow.co.uk, Extreme.com and Snowboardclub.co.uk.
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