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