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Bronze for Derek Livingston to Round Out Final Halfpipe World Cup of the 2018/2019 Season

March 10, 2019

Photo courtesy of FIS

The US Grand Prix Halfpipe Finals at Mammoth Mountain, California set the stage for the final halfpipe World Cup for the 2018/2019 season. Windy conditions were just another element to challenge the riders on this day, however it didn’t seem to throw Canadian rider Derek Livingston (Aurora,ON) off his game. With two impressive runs including one that landed him the bronze medal. Yuto Totsuka (JPN) won gold with a score of 95.75, Patrick Burgener (SUI) grabbed silver with a score of 91.75, and Derek Livingston (CDN) claimed bronze with a score of 86.00.
Derek’s bronze medal run oozed style and amplitude with a frontside 1260 tail grab, backside 360 stalefish, switch backside 900 mute, cab double cork 1080 mute, and frontside 1080 tail grab.
Notable performances in halfpipe at the US Grand Prix from Canadian riders saw the likes of Elizabeth Hosking (Longueuil, QC) who finished in 5th for a career best achieving her first top 5 on the World Cup circuit. On the men’s side Shawn Fair (Calgary, AB) finished in ​12th, Jack Collins (Calgary, AB) placed 27th, followed by NextGen Team rider Breaden Adams (Calgary, AB) in 31st. 

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The Alpine Snowboard World Cup season capped off Sunday in Scuol, Switzerland. Sebastien Beaulieu (Sherbrooke, QC) tied his career best with 7thin Parallel Giant Slalom. Darren Gardner (Squamish, BC) placed 13th, Jules Lefebvre (Montréal, QC) placed 33rd, and Émile Gaudet (Montcalm, QC) placed 42nd. On the women’s side Katrina Gerencser (Guelph, ON) placed 22nd, Megan Farrell (Bracebridge, ON) 24th, Jennifer Hawkrigg (Toronto, ON) 30th, Kaylie Buck (Oakville, ON) 35th, and Abby Van Groningen (Cambridge, ON) 36th. 

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