Liam Brearley takes Silver and Francis Jobin 4th at World Cup Finals in Corvatsch, SUI
March 30, 2021
Liam Brearley (Gavenhurst, ON) with another solid performance finishing 2nd and Francis Jobin (Lac Beauport, QC) with a personal best 4th place at the Slopestyle World Cup Finals in Corvatsch, SUI.
A strong field of riders tackled the challenging Corvatsch Slopestyle course in the sunny Switz Alpes for the final Park & Pipe World Cup of the 2021 season which was also going to decide the FIS Crystal Globes winners.
NextGen athlete Francis Jobin was a rider to look out for after showing everyone he was comfortable on the Corvatsch course in qualification finishing 2nd of his heat with a solid 90.00pts. After a disappointing 1st run where he did a big mistake on the ¼ pipe Jobin was able to refocus and have a super smooth and clean run earning 82.75pts putting him in 4th only 0.5pts away from Chris Corning, USA in 3rd place.
Liam Brearley earned the lead after his first run with fluidity on the rails and massive air on the ¼ pipe. He was able to keep his speed and get huge amplitude on the jump line by having perfect landings on the firm Swiss snow something that a lot of competitors including fellow teammates Mark McMorris 16th and Sébastien Toutant 12th struggled with. Judges rewarded him with a score of 89.00. Only the 2021 FIS Slopestyle World Champion and World Cup leader Markus Kleveland (NOR) was able to outscore him with 96.00pts for his 3rd consecutive victory.
Liam’s first FIS World Cup podium of the 2021 season, where he showed amazing consistency for the 18 year old rider, allowed him to finish 2nd in the FIS World Cup Slopestyle overall and 3rd in the Park & Pipe overall standing edging off Canadian veteran rider Max Parrot by 2pts in 4th.
Slopestyle WC - Results