2016 jNats mogul event a great success
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.