MBRC Snowboard - Hotham 2014 Event Report
MBRC snowboarders just had a big week of racing. After competing at several different events in Hotham, followed by the King of the Mountain in Buller, we finally enjoy a day of rest and recovery.
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On Saturday 9th of August, our first event in Hotham has been a “Banked Slalom”. For most of our riders it has been the first experience in such an event.
The Banked SL has been held in the Gun Barrel, a natural terrain bowl.
Conditions have been tough, as one side of the bowl didn’t soften up and was super bumpy, which has been quite a challenge for the riders.
After some training in the course, everyone had two timed runs, with the faster one to count.
We have seen great racing and some good stacks too.
Great effort from everyone and good results!
Congratulations to the winners!
1st place Mollie Fernandez TSC 51.95
2nd place Charlotte Batten MBRC 52.94
3rd place Claudia O’Callaghan MBRC 1:04.95
1st place Christian De Oliveira MBRC 44.70
2nd place Carter Mills Hotham 48.95
3rd place Harvey Edmanson MBRC 49.31
1st place Georgia Mylonas IND 53.48
2nd place Tamaysia Tan IND 55.22
3rd place Ruby Brockwell-Walsh MBRC 55.55
On Sunday the 10th , we had the “Beer Battered Rider Cross”, starting from top of Road Runner Chair Lift. The course was nicely built, with a set of Rollers in the start section, a Jump and several Bank’s.
It has been a great lead up course, for the following ANC event.
Unfortunately Hotham Race Department had several technical problems, which lead to a lot of confusion and false results.
Anyways, our athletes really enjoyed themselves and showed great riding and battles in their heats.
In the end, the race got annulated and results were not posted officially.
On Monday 11th and Tuesday the 12th, our athletes attended the SBX Futures Camp, hosted by SSA.
Our athletes were working on Start techniques, pumping Rollers and riding different lines in Bank’s. They also have been lining up with riders from other programs and mountains and measured themselves in heats.
All our kids showed a lot of enthusiasm and really enjoyed the whole SBX environment.
On Wednesday and Thursday the 13th and 14th, we had the FIS- ANC – Snowboardcross. The course has been rebuilt for this event. The top section, from the Top of Summit stayed the same, whilst the middle part dropped into a steeper speed section, leading into a set of Rollers and a Jump. In the Bottom section, we had a combination of Bank’s with a great chance to overtake.
We have seen great battles and action in the runs and especially in the heats.
For all of our Junior riders, it has been their first ever FIS event. Competing against Olympians Chumpy Pullin, Cam Bolton and Belle Brockhoff, we also had quite an International start field and some strong Aussie riders to battle with.
Our Athletes showed great skills and we can be pleased with the overall results.
Congratulations to everyone attending, also to our Grom’s for doing a great job.
MBRC Results Race 1 – 13/08/2014:
12th - Christian De Oliveira
19th - Harry Morrissy
23rd - Alec Gordon
25th - Harvey Edmanson
26th - Samuel Heathcote-Smith
29th - Lachy Marsh
14th - Ruby Brockwell-Walsh
4th - Charlotte Batten
5th - Claudia O’Callaghan
8th - Lucy Roper
3rd - Lucas Gordon
4th - Jackson Day
MBRC Results Race 2 – 14/08/2014
14th – Harry Morrissy
17th – Christian De Oliveira
23rd – Alec Gordon
24th – Harvey Edmanson
26th – Lachy Marsh
27th – Samuel Heathcote-Smith
11th – Ruby Brockwell-Walsh
5th – Claudia O’Callaghan
6th – Lucy Roper
3rd – Lucas Gordon
4th – Jackson Day
All in all, Hotham has been fun again. We had a great course and beautiful weather during the whole week. Everyone got a lot out of training and racing. No major injuries, apart from Charlotte suffering a light concussion after a battle in her heat in race 1.
ALL RESULTS ON OUR RESULTS PAGE.
After coming back to Mt.Buller, we had another 3 races to go for the King of the Mountain. Results are on this website.
Great racing everyone, great results and really good fun!
Congrats once more and good luck for the events to come,
MBRC coaches team.