Successful Euro trip for Canada at X Games Norway
March 13, 2017
McMorris and Parrot Top the Big Air Podium at X Games Norway
Canadian riders seem to be enjoying their trip to Europe as Mark McMorris (Regina, SK) capped off his season with a gold medal at X Games Norway on Saturday night. Max Parrot (Bromont, QC) finished off his impressive season in Big Air with another podium performance, taking the second place behind McMorris. Norway's Torgeir Bergrem rounded off the podium in third.
Oslo played host to yet another duel between the Canadian riders, a single point separating McMorris and Parrot from 1st and 2nd. With barely a couple of minutes left in the Big Air Jam, McMorris landed a backside triple cork 1620 switch backside triple cork 1620 to finish with a combined score of 85.00. After successfully defending his Big Air title at X Games Aspen, Parrot landed is own impressive array of tricks, throwing down a cab triple cork 1620 and frontside triple cork 1440 to finish with an 84.00.
Spencer O'Brien (Courtenay, BC) finished in 5th in the womens Big Air final.
photo: X Games
Sébastien Toutant takes Bronze at X Games Norway Slopestyle
Amidst a heavy field of riders in Friday night's X Games Oslo men's Slopestyle final, Sébastien Toutant (l'Assomption, QC) came up big in his second and final run to take home the bronze medal in Norway. Toutant scored an 84.00 to join Sven Throgren (SWE) and Stale Sandbech (NOR) on the men's podium. Spencer O'Brien (Courtenay, BC) was the lone Canadian female in the field and finished 5th in the Women's Slopestyle final.
With the pressure on, Toutant delivered a strong run when it mattered most, completing a very technical rail section before launching a cab 1260 nose grab, backside 1440 mute, and a frontside double cork 1080.
Mark McMorris (Regina, SK) finished in 6th while Max Parrot (Bromont, QC) ended his day in 8th.
The final event from this year's Canadian Olympic Freestyle Selection Tour, X Games Oslo will conclude Saturday night with womens and mens snowboard Big Air.
photo: Chris Witwicki