2016 jNats mogul event a great suc­cess

Mt Buller News - - NEWS - By AN­DREW PATTISON

THE 2016 Ju­nior Na­tional Mogul Cham­pi­onships (jNats) have taken place un­der sunny blue skies at Mt Buller on Sun­day, July 31.

A strong field fea­tur­ing 93 ath­letes from Mt Buller, Mt Hotham and Falls Creek bat­tled it out on the Chamois ski run for $1600 in prize­money from Bounce Inc and prizes from Bolle.

Af­ter a week of snowy skies, the weather cleared right on cue dur­ing the qual­i­fi­ca­tion round, set­ting the scene for a spec­tac­u­lar day of mogul ski­ing and jump­ing.

Two of Aus­tralia’s lead­ing ju­nior ath­letes Clau­dia Gueli and An­gus Cronin-Guss per­formed strongly to record vic­tory in the 19 and un­der di­vi­sion.

The win marks the fourth jNats ti­tle for An­gus and the third for Clau­dia.

In the 13 and un­der youth di­vi­sion, Ed­ward Hill and Airlie Bowes won their first jNats ti­tles.

Many thanks to the event spon­sors, Mt Buller Moun­tain Op­er­a­tions Team, Race De­part­ment, TBR coaches and vol­un­teers for their ef­forts in mak­ing the com­pe­ti­tion a suc­cess.

Re­sults: Ju­nior Men (19 & Un­der)

1st An­gus Cronin Guss (TBR/ Mt Buller); 2nd Max Bernard (Mt Buller); 3rd Daniel Walker (TBR/ Mt Buller)

Ju­nior Women (19 & Un­der)

1st Clau­dia Gueli (NSWIS/TBR/ Mt Buller); 2nd Eleanor Mullins (Falls Creek); 3rd Lilly Sch­warz (TBR/Mt Buller)

Youth Men (13 & Un­der)

1st Ed­ward Hill (Snow Squad/ TBR/Mt Buller); 2nd Hugo Bernard (TBR/Mt Buller); 3rd Ja­cob El­liott (Falls Creek)

Youth Fe­male (13 & Un­der)

1st Airlie Bowes (Falls Creek); 2nd Mi­etta Pas­son (Snow Squad/ TBR/Mt Buller); 3rd Louisa Chong (TBR/Mt Buller).

Full re­sults avail­able at www.jnats.com.

Daniel Walker jump­ing a D-Spin.

Fin Kain launch­ing a big back­flip “Screamin’ Sea­man”.

Win­ning turns from An­gus Cronin-Guss in the final.

Mi­etta Pas­son with her stylish turns that took her to sec­ond place.

Clau­dia Gueli fly­ing down the bumps.

Ed­ward Hill at­tack­ing the Chamois moguls.

An­gus Cronin-Guss with a back-X high above the Howqua Val­ley.

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