Bar­wood, Feasey in top form

Central Otago Mirror - - CLASSIFIEDS - MAR­JORIE COOK

New Zealand ski rac­ers Adam Bar­wood, of Queen­stown, and Wil­lis Feasey, of Twizel, have achieved career best results at a FIS race se­ries in Aspen, USA.

The event was the most suc­cess­ful ever for a New Zealand men’s ski team, with Sochi Olympian Bar­wood win­ning three races and na­tional gi­ant slalom cham­pion Feasey claim­ing two sec­onds and a fourth.

The men re­duced their FIS points and world rank­ings and now hope to be nom­i­nated for the 2018 New Zealand Win­ter Olympics team.

Bar­wood scored 10.08 FIS points in su­per-G on April 6, and fol­lowed up with a 9.80 re­sult in gi­ant slalom on April 7 and 9.00 in an­other gi­ant slalom race on April 8. He won all three races.

Feasey scored 15.26 in su­per-G, fin­ish­ing sec­ond.

Feasey is New Zealand’s na­tional gi­ant slalom cham­pion and fin­ished sec­ond and fourth in two gi­ant slalom races, scor­ing 14.90 and 9.55.

‘‘I’m very happy to get a career best re­sult here in Aspen,’’ Wil­lis said.

‘‘Both Adam and I have been ski­ing re­ally well, just mak­ing a few un­nec­es­sary mis­takes, so it’s pretty cool to put to­gether a good run at the same time and share the podium with my team mate.’’

Bar­wood said he ‘‘could not be hap­pier with my results’’.

The skiers have more races in Vail be­fore re­turn­ing home.

MAR­JORIE COOK

Wil­lis Feasey, left, and Adam Bar­wood at the 2016 Snow Sports NZ Awards.

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