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Snowboard Nova Scotia - 2015 AGM - Save the Date
Please save the date of Sunday, July 12th for the Snowboard NS AGM. Location and other details to follow.
Christina Retson snags 3rd at Jr NAtionals Slopestlye
The Snowboard Nova Scotia Freestyle team returned home this past weekend after attending the 2015 Sportcheck Airnation National Snowboard slopestyle competetions.
Nova Scotia had four riders attend - Livy Fraser (17), Christina Retson (16), Jeremy Allen (13) and Jeremy Fraser (17).
First time national competitor Jeremy Fraser had some great training days on the open course, in sometimes challenging conditions, but pulled out some impressive runs on the open mens course placing 45th out of 59 positions. Livy suffered some unfortunate falls during open womens training and was unable to follow through with the competition.
Young gun Jeremy Allen landed an impressive run during the Junior competition placing 13th of 22 positions in his heat, and 28th out of 45 spots. This was Jeremy's first year competing out of province, and first nationals.
Christina Retson claimed her spot on the podium securing a well deserved 3rd place finish after facing tough competition from Ontario and Quebec.
Congratulations to all of our riders who competed during this event!
Snowboarder Maddie Radvanyi grabs silver at Canada Games
Nova Scotia’s snowboarders nearly helped the province triple its medal count at the Canada Winter Games in Prince George, B.C., on Tuesday.
Twenty-year-old Maddie Radvanyi captured a silver in the female parallel giant slalom and Marc Chasse of Fall River narrowly missed bronze in the male event. Nova Scotia started the day with just one bronze.
“It feels amazing,” Radvanyi said. “This is a dream come true. I’ve worked really hard for this and I’ve dreamed about this day for a long time.
“I talked a lot with my sports psychologist about it and did a lot of visualization. It was a long road but I’m so happy and proud of myself.”
Radvanyi fell to Marianne Laurin-Lalonde of Quebec in the championship race, but it was a tight run the whole way.
“It was pretty close, less than a second,” she said. “I had a good run and I’m pretty proud of it. A gold would’ve been amazing but getting silver feels great.”
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Radvanyi is from Ontario but is a third-year kinesiology student at Acadia University. Her mother is from the Annapolis Valley and her grandparents live in Canning. Radvanyi trains at Martock.
“I work with Kristin d’Eon with Snowboard Nova Scotia and I owe him so much,” she said. “Nova Scotia has given me so much support throughout the three years I’ve been riding with them. I’m so happy I get to represent the province and Nova Scotia is my second home, for sure. I grew up in Ontario but I’m a native Nova Scotian through my family and I’ve spent my summers there my whole life.”
Chasse had to start his medal race at a disadvantage but nearly overcame it.
“I was happy with fourth place,” Chasse said. “I made a mistake in my run in the round before this one so that took away my chance for gold, but also I had a penalty to make up in this race. I came close to making it up, but not close enough.
“But I felt good about how it went and now we’ll move on to the next contest.”
Oceanne Jessie Creighton Tardif, Lydia MacLean and Meredith Faulkner were all eliminated in the female round of 16.
On the male side, Chasse was fourth after the qualifying round, Liam Moffat was sixth, Adam Steeves 11th and Morgan Richard Ozolins 15th.
Steeves was eliminated in the quarter-finals and Moffat and Ozolins made it as far as the round of 16.
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