It can’t be too often that the younger of two brothers out performs the older – especially in a youth division. But that was the case at the slopestyle segment of the Yukon Snowboard Championships at Mt. Sima on Saturday.
After taking first in the 12-and-under category last year, Tim Schirmer, 12, scored a 34.5 in the junior boys’ final for first.
Taking second was brother Sam Schirmer, 14, with a 32.5, resulting from some stylish nose grabs.
For first, Tim did a 360 method grab off the big jump, and followed up with some nose-presses and nose-slides on the rails. He also completed a 540 on his second run and a humourous move called a Michael Jackson on his last run, when first place was all but sewn up.
“It went pretty smooth. The jumps were all built great and all the rails were pretty sick,” said Tim Schirmer. “It was fun.”
With some indy grabs and taps on the hitching-post, Pelly Vincent-Braun finished in third ahead of Mick MacDougall in fourth. Adam Waddington, who withdrew with an injury after a fall in the qualifying round, received an honourable mention.
Lara Bellon, who represented the Yukon at the Canada Winter Games in February, was the only female competitor. The 16-year-old scored a 30.0 in the qualifying round and finished with a 31.5, dealing out methods, a 360, and taps on the hitching-post. At the Games, Bellon’s best results was 16th on the halfpipe.
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