Darcy Sharpe of Comox, B.C. downtown Quebec City Friday night in the Big Air event at the Canadian stop on the snowboard World Cup
(ISN) – QUEBEC CITY – Darcy Sharpe of Comox, B.C., and Tyler Nicholson of North Bay, Ont., posted a 1-2 finish under the lights in the downtown Quebec City Friday night in the Big Air event at the Canadian stop on the snowboard World Cup circuit.
Sharpe took the gold medal with 187.75 points, the combined score of his two best jumps in the three round final. Last month’s world championship silver medallist earned his best scores on his switch backside double cork 1260 and frontside double cork 1080.
Nicholson finished at 177.25 with his two best jumps in the second and third round for his first career Big Air World Cup medal. His best jumps were his switch backside 1260 and frontside 1080. Eric Beauchemin was third at 169.25.
The Canadians are roomates.
”We had lunch today and we talked about trying to go 1-2,” said Nicholson, 19. ”I’m super stoked about the medal. I’ve never been able to put together a strong event after a bad practice. I pulled this one out of nowhere and I’m super stoked about it.”
In the women’s Big Air, Cheryl Maas of the Netherlands took the gold with Lia-Mara Boesch of Switzerland second and Klaudia Medlova of Slovakia third.
Breanna Stangeland of Calgary was fifth and Audrey McManiman of St-Ambroise de Kildare sixth.
Throughout the year, Canadian athletes benefit from a series of private jump camps, funded by the Government of Canada, which have allowed them to progress and perfect their tricks in the best possible training environment.
Competition ends Saturday with the men’s and women’s slopestyle.
Athletes to watch in slopestyle: