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Selections For Big Air & Halfpipe Copper World Cups and SBX Block 'A' World Cups

December 5, 2016

Athletes Selected to Block 'A' World Cups for Snowboardcross 

In accordance with the 2016/2017 Canada Snowboard Snowboardcross selection protocol, the following athletes have been invited to represent Canada during the following block 'A' World Cups:

Montafon, AUT – Dec 16, 2016
Solitude, UT, USA – Jan 20, 2017

Priority in the allocation of competitive opportunities shall be given to members of the National Team.

Remaining competitive opportunities for the Block ‘A’ World Cups will be awarded to other eligible athletes who achieve a Top Half* result at one of the Pitzal, AUT Europa Cup races which took place on Nov 30, 2016 and Dec 1, 2016. The athletes will be ranked based on their results for the selection.
*Top Half result will count as qualifying through first set of heats

Men
Chris Robanske (Squamish, BC)
Kevin Hill (Vernon, BC)
Baptiste Brochu (Saguenay, QC)
Tyler Jackson  (Whitby, ON)
Evan Bichon (Prince George, BC)

ALT 1: Indrik Trahan (Trois-Rivières, QC)
ALT 2: Danny Bourgeois (Rosemère, QC)
ALT 3: Will Malisch (Toronto, ON)

Women
Tess Critchlow (Kelowna, BC)
Zoe Bergermann (Erin, ON)
Carle Brenneman (Vancouver, BC)
Katie Anderson (Jaffray, BC)
Meryeta O'Dine (Prince George, BC)
Audrey McManiman (Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, QC)

Personal Spot:
Tayler Wilton (Collingwood, ON)


Athletes Selected to Big Air and Halfpipe Copper World Cups

In accordance with the 2016/2017 Canada Snowboard Freestyle selection protocol, the following athletes have been invited to represent Canada during the following World Cups:

Big Air:
Copper, CO, USA – Dec 15-17, 2016

Halfpipe:
Copper, CO, USA – Dec 14-16, 2016

Priority in the allocation of competitive opportunities shall be given to members of the National Team.

For the remaining competitive opportunities, interested athletes must communicate their intentions to participate at an event by registering online at: https://www.canadasnowboard.ca/en/team/resources/fisreq/

Eligible athletes shall be ranked, by gender, according to the Canadian Ranking List in the respective discipline at the time for selection. The Canadian Ranking List is based on FIS, TTR/WST and other professional events and can be found online here: https://www.canadasnowboard.ca/en/team/resources/canadian-ranking-list/

Big Air

Men
Mark McMorris (Regina, SK)
Sebastien Toutant ( L'Assomption, QC)
Max Parrot (Bromont, QC)
Tyler Nicholson (North Bay, ON)
Darcy Sharpe (Comox, BC)
Michael Ciccarelli (Ancaster, ON)
Max Eberhardt (North Bay, ON)

ALT 1: Francis Jobin (Montreal, QC)

Women
Spencer O'Brien (Courtenay, BC)
Jenna Blasman (Kitchener, ON)
Laurie Blouin (Stoneham, QC)
Gillian Andrewshenko (Winnipeg, MB)
Brooke Voigt (Fort McMurray, AB)

Halfpipe

Men
Derek Livingston (Aurora, ON)
Trevor Niblett (Toronto, ON)
Gregor Zed (Halifax, NS)

Alt 1: Deion Adams (Calgary, AB)

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

Alt 1: Elizabeth Hosking (Longeuil, QC)

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.Na 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/. 

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: https://www.canadasnowboard.ca/files/AppealsProtocol.pdf. 

The deadline for appeals of the selections listed in this announcement is Tuesday Dec. 6, 2016 - 5:00 pm PST.

A notice of appeal, as described in the Appeals Policy, must be sent directly to: 

Patrick Jarvis
Executive Director
cngevpx.wneivf@pnanqnfabjobneq.pn

For further information, contact:

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

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