Canadian Team in Full Force at The Style Experience
November 25, 2022 -- Edmonton, AB -- Canada is sending a stacked snowboard team to The Style Experience FIS Big air World Cup presented by Toyota. Laurie Blouin, Mark McMorris, and Maxence Parrot round out Canada Snowboard's Team Selection for the event. The Style Experience will be the first North American stop on the 2022/2023 FIS World Tour. From December 9-10, 2022, this FIS Big Air World Cup showcases the best snowboarders in the world in a festival of action and entertainment.
Arguably the best competitive snowboarder on the planet, Mark McMorris (Regina, SK) has confirmed his attendance at The Style Experience. Mark's dominance on the Big Air and Slopestyle circuits reaches back a decade. With 21 X Games and 3 Olympic medals, the veteran is an event favourite.
Max Parrot (Bromont, QC) returns to competition fresh off a double-medal Olympics. This is his first event since Beijing, where he took Gold in Slopestyle and Bronze in Big Air. Laurie Blouin (Quebec City, QC) has won Big Air at X Games and on the World Cup circuit, and is one of the only women in the world to have landed the elusive triple cork 1260.
Also starting for Canada are Darcy Sharpe (Comox, BC), Jasmine Baird (Georgetown, ON), Nic Laframboise (St-Jean, QC) and Francis Jobin (Lac Beauport, QC). Sharpe finished 12th in Big Air at the 2022 Olympics. Baird kicked off the 2022/2023 competitive season with a Third Place finish at the Big Air Chur FIS World Cup. Laframboise is back on the World Cup circuit after a knee injury, with a strong appearance at Big Air Chur.
The Style Experience will feature an exciting new wave of Canadian riders including Finn Finestone (Whistler, BC), Juliette Pelchat (Whistler, BC), Jacob Legault (Saint-Bruno-de-Montarville, QC), Sam Koven (Toronto, ON), Mathis Lamoureux (Morin-Heights, QC), Eli Bouchard (Lac Beauport, QC), Émeraude Maheux (Saint-Faustin-Lac-Carré), Truth Smith (Whistler, BC), and Cameron Spalding (Mount St. Louis Moonstone, ON). Spalding is a reigning Junior World Slopestyle Champion and Smith won the Bush Doof snowboard competition in Australia during pre-season training. Pelchat and Maheux are new to the national team.
Expressing yourself matters at this unique World Cup, and riders are looking to let their personal flavour shine. Incorporated into the Big Air event is a separate Style Contest, with cash prizes for the riders whose tricks capture the aesthetic and individualism that distinguishes snowboarding from other judged events. There’s no doubt this integrated contest will set a new tone for the Big Air World Cup circuit.
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Meet the Canadian Big Air Team HERE
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