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Athletes selected to 2016 World Cup Big Air & Halfpipe events

January 18, 2016

In accordance with the 2015/2016 Canada Snowboard selection protocol, the following athletes have been invited to represent Canada during these 2016 Freestyle World Cup events:

Half Pipe
Park City, USA - Feb. 4, 2016
Sapporo, JPN – Feb. 13, 2016

Big Air
Boston, USA – Feb. 11, 2016
Quebec City, CAN -  Feb. 13, 2016

Athletes that requested participation in these events have been invited to participate based on two (2) priorities:
1st Priority: National Team Athlete
2nd Priority: Canadian Ranking List

Big Air Boston, USA - Feb. 11 2016

Men
Tyler Nicholson (North Bay, ON)
Darcy Sharpe (Comox, BC)
Michael Ciccarelli (Ancaster, ON)
Charles Reid (Mont Tremblant, QC)
Maxence Parrot (Bromont, QC)

Alternates
ALT 1: Justin De Castris (Léry, QC)
ALT 2: Craig Gouweloos (Oro Medonte, ON)

Women
Spencer O’Brien (Courtenay, BC)
Jenna Blasman (Kitchener, ON)

Alternates
ALT 1: Brooke Voigt (Fort McMurray, AB)
ALT 2: Laurie Blouin (Stoneham, QC)
ALT 3: Audrey McManiman (St. Ambroise de Kildare, QC)

Big Air Quebec City, CAN - Feb. 13 2016

Men
Maxence Parrot (Bromont, QC)
Tyler Nicholson (North Bay, ON)
Darcy Sharpe (Comox, BC)
Michael Ciccarelli (Ancaster, ON)
Charles Reid (Mont Tremblant, QC)
Antoine Truchon (Sainte-Adele, QC)
Justin De Castris (Léry, QC)
Craig Gouweloos (Oro Medonte, ON)
Max Eberhardt (North Bay, ON)

Alternates
ALT 1: Matts Kulisek (Mont-Royal, QC)

Women
Jenna Blasman (Kitchener, ON)
Brooke Voigt (Fort McMurray, AB)
Laurie Blouin (Stoneham, QC)
Audrey McManiman (St. Ambroise de Kildare, QC)

Alternates
ALT 1: Oceane Fillion (Saguenay, QC)

Half Pipe: Park City, USA - Feb. 4 2016 & Sapporo, JPN - Feb. 13 2016

Men
Derek Livingston (Aurora, ON)
Trevor Niblett (Toronto, ON)

Alternates
ALT 1: Justin DeCastris (Léry, QC)
ALT 2: Mikey Seguin (Calgary, AB)

Women
Mercedes Nicoll (Whistler, BC)
Katie Tsuyuki (Toronto, ON)
Calynn Irwin (Toronto, ON)

Alternates
ALT 1: Adriane Cairns (Calgary, AB)
ALT 2:  Alexandra Beaudoin (Vaudreuil Dorion, QC)

All athletes have one (1) week (until Jan 25th, 2016) to confirm their attendance and coach to the High Performance Manager Tyler Ashbee glyre@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn before their spot will be given to the next alternate on the list.

An athlete may not participate in a FIS Snowboard World Cup unless coached by a Canada Snowboard approved coach listed at: http://www.canadasnowboard.ca/en/programs/coaching/currentcoach/.

Coaches registered outside of Canada may be approved on a case-by-case basis, the coach will need to accept and sign a reliability form and send a photo of his coaching membership for approval to Tyler Ashbee High Performance Manager at: glyre@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn.

Any person wishing to appeal a selection decision must do so in accordance with the Canada Snowboard Appeals Policy, which is available on the Canada Snowboard website at: http://www.canadasnowboard.ca/File/HPP/Documents/Canada%20Snowboard%20Appeals%20Policy_May6%2C2013.pdf.

The deadline for appeals of the selections listed in this announcement is Jan. 20 2016, 5:00 pm PST.
A notice of appeal, as described in the Appeals Policy, must be sent directly to:

Patrick Jarvis
Executive Director
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For further information, contact:

Tyler Ashbee
High Performance Program Manager
Canada Snowboard
glyre@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn

Halfpipe, Big Air