Archives for September 2013
The U21 worlds came to a successful close yesterday, with a successful trip from our young groms.
Jacinta Carrol took out the overall and Jump title this weekend with some fantastic skiing. Rabbit, who has been blowing it up over the recent season in the jump event, also impressed in slalom and tricks. At just 21 years of age, Rabbit looks set for a long and successful career.
Josh Briant, who all summer long had been nursing an ankle injury took out the trick title. Josh leading from the prelims, showed true mental ability by blasting through 2 faultless runs, grabbing the title in the process. Having only started back on the water 2 weeks ago, this is a fantastic achievement for Josh.
Taylor Garcia, one of the youngest skiers in the event at just 15 years of age gave some of the older skiers a glance over there shoulder. Josh jumping at the slower speed of 33mph instead of 35mph posted a new PB with a leap of 195ft, putting him in 5th place.
A big congratulations to the Garcia family for hosting the World U21’s and everyone who helped in the organization. Fantastic acheivement from all.
Taylor Garcia on his way to 195 ft
Rabbit taking the jump and overall title
winning tricker – Josh Briant
Josh and Rabbit
Stokes Team Skiers Josh Briant, Taylor Garcia, and Jacinta Carrol are primed and ready to go at the U21 World Championships at Lake Hancock, Fl.
Josh is coming back from a serious ankle injury which has ruled him out of the summer scene. Great to get Josh back on the water. Josh has been rehabbing like a maniac to have his opportunity at the Worlds. So far after the pre-lims he is on top of the pile with 10130.
Taylor will be looking to cement his place as the top US and World U21 Jumper. Fierce competition will be out there, but Taylor is one of the fiercest competitors of them all. Look for him to be stepping up during this titled event.
Jacinta Carrol, or Rabbit, is not just a jumper, she is a mean 3 event skier also. Posting scores into 11m, tricking over 6,000 points and jumping into the 56m mark, Rabbit will be looking for all those scores to come together this weekend to not just take the jump crown but also the overall title.
Good luck guys.
Scores can be found at:
Stokes Skiers Bojan Schipner and June Fladborg both performed at the European Championships. Bojan jumped fantastically well taking the 1st place in Mens Jump. This is the first time that Bojan has won the event. Bojan is on a hot streak after winning the Netta Cup in Poland. He’ll be travelling across to the states in the coming days to get ready for the LA Night Jam in Zachary, LA.
June Fladborg, getting back into the competitive scene after almost carreer ending injury did very well. Placing 8th in slalom and 5th in Jump. June has been progressing well and building her confidence up. June will now be getting set for LA Night Jam and preparing for hte world championships in Chile.
Stokes Skiers June Fladborg and Bojan Schipner are into the finals at the Europeans.
June Fladborg scored 1 @ 11m in the final for a good solid score. June also made it into the jump final with 47.5m. June is delighted with her skiing, this being the first Europeans she has competed in since a nasty injury in 2010.
Bojan Schipner placed 3rd in jump for the pre lims with 59.5m. BOjan will be looking to follow on from success at the Netta Cup where he jumped 68m.
Tomorrow will prove to be an exciting event.
Follow the scores and watch the live webcast from the links below