Top ju­nior talent in ac­tion at the Buller 2018 jNats

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AUS­TRALIA’S best ju­nior freestyle talent put on an im­pres­sive show in dif­fi­cult con­di­tions at the 2018 Ju­nior Na­tional Mogul Cham­pi­onships (jNats) at Mt Buller.

Un­for­tu­nately, bad vis­i­bil­ity re­duced the com­pe­ti­tion from one to two runs, but in a test to each ath­lete’s men­tal re­solve, they stepped up and gave their best in the dif­fi­cult con­di­tions.

The course for this year’s event was one of the best, fea­tur­ing 200m of moguls and two table­top jumps.

Such a high-qual­ity course is of­ten not seen on Chamois un­til late in the sea­son and comes on the back of the Olympic Train­ing Cen­tre agree­ment, sum­mer earth works, early sea­son snow­falls and snow­mak­ing.

The event at­tracted over 80 ath­letes from Mt Buller, Falls Creek and Mt Hotham, com­pet­ing across two sep­a­rate age groups.

Win­ners of the Ju­nior divi­sion (19 and un­der) took away $600 cash from Mark Adams Real Es­tate, with the Youth divi­sion (13 and un­der) win­ning $200.

All podium ath­letes re­ceived prizes from Bolle.

Many thanks to the event spon­sors, Mark Adams Real Es­tate, Bolle and es­pe­cially Mt Buller. Re­sults:

Ju­nior Fe­male: 1. Eleanor Mullins (TBR/Mt Buller); 2. Buzz McKenna (TBR/Mt Buller)l; 3. Paris Speirs (TBR/Mt Buller).

Ju­nior Male: 1. Oliver Walker (TBR/Mt Buller); 2. Will Atwell (Mt Hotham); 3. Daniel Walker (TBR/Mt Buller).

Youth Fe­male: 1. Ka­reema Wakim (Mt Hotham); 2. Zoe Hall (TBR/Mt Buller); 3. Ge­or­gia Bolton (TBR/Mt Buller).

Youth Male: 1. Ed­ward Hill (TBR/Mt Buller); 2. Jasper Atkin­son (TBR/Mt Buller); 3. Ni­cholas Lus­combe (TBR/Mt Buller)

GRINNERS: The win­ners were all grinners at the 2018 Ju­nior Na­tional Mogul Cham­pi­onships (jNats) at Mt Buller last week­end. PHO­TOS: Mark Ashkanasay

ROUND AND ROUND: Lit­tle Cather­ine Chen get­ting some se­ri­ous air time at jNats.

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