Aug 27,2014(ISN) – PERISHER VALLEY, Australia – Sebastien Toutant of l’Assomption, Que., led Canada to
a 1-2 finish and four of the top-five spots in men’s competition on Wednesday at the
at the first stop on the Australian Slopestyle Tour.

Toutant, a two-time X Games champion, finished ahead of Max Eberhardt of North Bay,
Ont. Torstein Horgmo of Norway was third while Tyler Nicholson of North Bay placed
4th and Maxence Parrot of Bromont, Que., an Olympic finalist in Sochi, was fifth.

Parrot was also awarded best trick of the competition for his Double Rodeo 1260.

The 2014-15 slopestyle season kicked off at Perisher Resort on Monday with the Mile
High contest, the first stop on the Australian Slopestyle Tour.

The men’s slopestyle took place Wednesday and was nothing short of entertaining.
The majority of the Canadian national slopestyle team were present as well as a few
development team athletes.

The team now prepares for the Style Wars event, the second stop in the Australian
Slopestyle Tour taking place on September 1-3rd at Falls Creek resort.

Canadians also hot in Chile

Meanwhile in Corralco, Chile, Canadian developmental team athletes collected four
medals at two FIS South American snowboard cross races.

Meryeta Odine of Prince George, B.C.,took gold in the second women’s race and was
third in the first. The first race was won by Katie Anderson of Jaffray, B.C.. She
was also fourth in the second race. Lysa Racine of La Baie, Que., was 12th in the
first race.

On the men’s side, Tyler Jackson of Whitby, Ont., took gold in the opener with Danny
Bourgeois of Rosemere, Que., placing third. In the second race, Jackson was fifth
and Bourgeois 14th. Clinton Pederson of Kelowna, B.C., was ninth in both races.