Top junior talent in action at the Buller 2018 jNats
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.