World Cup win
Wanaka’s Jossi Wells won slopestyle gold at the FIS World Cup in Gstaad, Switzerland on the weekend. The win, his first at a World Cup, secured New Zealand an additional freeski slopestyle spot at the Winter Olympics. Jossi won with an 88.40, throwing a double-corked left side 1260 followed by backto-back switch 1080s. The New Zealand Olympic team, expected to include several local athletes, will be announced on Friday.
Crash affects place
A crash marred 15-year-old Josh Fogo’s second Natural Track Luge World Cup race in Passeier, Italy. The Naseby racer came 36th out of 46 in his second race of the third World Cup of the northern hemisphere winter season. Josh crashed in the final corner of his last run and had to be carried off the track after crossing the finishing line.
Organisers of the Motatapu off-road event are looking for volunteers. The March 8 event runs between Glendhu Bay near Wanaka and Arrowtown on land only open to the public once a year. About 160 volunteers are needed for roles including marshalling, manning first aid stations and handing out finishing packs. Some will be needed to camp overnight on the course. More information at motatapu.org.nz.