2016 BANGERS & CASH RESULTS & REVIEW (SKI)
British Ski Bangers & Cash Results 2016
Men Open: 1st Chris McCormick, 2nd Callum Welch, 3rd Rob Wilkinson
Men U16: 1st Justin Taylor-Tipton, 2nd Felix Klein, 3rd Haydyn Fiori
Women Open: 1st Madi Rowlands, 2nd Kirsty Muir, 3rd Lexi Rowlands
As it was a jam format there are no full results list
TALENT OOZES IN SKI BANGERS AND CASH AS BRITS 2016 CONCLUDES
The final day of The BRITS 2016 saw the skiers tackle Laax’s awesome rail garden, with talent oozing out of every corner as Chris McCormick and Madi Rowlands wowed the crowds to become Bangers and Cash champions of 2016. After Chris’ brother Matt had bossed the men’s Bangers and Cash snowboard contest yesterday, the GB Park and Pipe athlete laid down impressive trick after trick to take the ski title. His huge 450 disaster to flat rail was a highlight, as was his switch up on the flat to down rail and switch up on the down to pretzel 2 out. Hot on the tails of Chris was Callum Welch who seriously impressed the judges with his runs, most notably his 450 disaster to flat rail. Taking the bronze was Rob Wilkinson who put in super clean runs, his best run consisting of a switch up from the flat to down rail with a front 2 out. There was bad luck for Tyler Harding who after making the final had to pull out with a groin injury.
For the Under 16 men, Justin Taylor Tipton proved to be the pick of the bunch with super clean riding. His clean switch ups on the rail and many variations on all the features meant he clinched the gold ahead of Felix Klein and Haydn Fiori. For the Under 12’s there was some exciting riding from four riders involved. Bradley Fry again impressed, with Luke Burke, Jordan Ray and Charlie Ray all showing off their talents as the rising stars of British freeskiing.
Fresh off the podium, McCormick commented “I am really stoked. It was a good comp, a lot of good riding so yeah, I am really pleased to get the title. It was really tight out there. There were a lot of good riders doing a lot of good stuff. Everyone was killing it and doing their own thing taking different lines and doing different tricks. I am really happy with my riding today.”
The women's competition was a really close affair, with just five girls contesting the overall British title. Following her gold medal in yesterday’s Ski Halfpipe, Madi Rowlands once again stood on the top of the podium after some slick rail riding. Her front switch up to lipslide rail slide gave her the victory over the impressive 11 year old Kirsty Muir, who took a very close second position. Muir, who has had remarkable BRITS put down a 2 out on the long flat rail which rivalled Madi for the top spot. In third place was Madi’s sister Lexi Rowlands who threw down a grind 2 on the rail and a ‘spin to win’ on the box.
Rowlands commented on her second gold of the week: “Today was really good fun. It was great to be shredding with all the little kids. I am stoked to win again and The BRITS have been a lot of fun. I will be back next year 100%.”
British Rail Championships Results
Men: 1st – Chris McCormick, 2nd – Callum Welch, 3rd – Rob Wilkinson
Women: 1st – Madi Rowlands, 2nd – Kirtsy Muir, 3rd – Lexi Rowlands
Don’t forget to check out the BRITS 2016 picture galleries at www.facebook.com/britsfestival, where you will be able to check out the Snowboard and Freeski action from the previous day’s competition.
The BRITS would not be possible without its highly supportive Partners: LAAX, Swiss International Air Lines, Switzerland Tourism, Swiss Travel System and British Ski & Snowboard (BSS).