BD athlete Jacqui Edgerly wins South American Freeskiing Championship at La Parva, Chile
JACQUI EDGERLY WINS THE NORTH FACE SOUTH AMERICAN FREESKIING CHAMPIONSHIPS PRESENTED BY SMIRNOFF
From flip-flops to powder, world’s best freeskiers pioneer exciting new lines on McConkey’s venue at La Parva, Chile, during the first stop of the 2010 Subaru Freeskiing World Tour
La Parva, Chile, September 5, 2009—During the First Annual The North Face South American Freeskiing Championships, an international field of the world’s best freeskiers conquered McConkey’s run, South America's finest competition venue. With nearly a foot of fresh snow, athletes from the Untied States, France, Canada, Chile, Argentina, and Switzerland congregated to enjoy a rare opportunity to ski and compete during North America’s summer months for a $10,000 cash purse.
Female freeskiing veteran Jacqui Edgerly (USA) won her first competition with a fluid, aggressive line with two solid airs. Jess McMillan, 2007 FWT World Champion, returned to competition with intent to win, taking six airs, skiing with energy and aggression, to finish just a half point off the lead. Chopo Diaz’s sister and local ripper Soledad Diaz, followed in her brother’s footsteps to show everyone that she is a legitimate competitor. The local favorite skied the fastest line of the female competitors.
“The freesking movement has truly returned to South America,” said Rodrigo Medina, La Parva’s marketing director who stunt-doubled as the competition’s forerunner. “The international freeskiing community’s presence in Chile was both an honor and a long time coming. We have enjoyed hosting this prestigious event and the first stop of the FWT and look forward to many more in the years to come.”
For a full report, standings and a complete photo gallery, check out the Freeskiing World Tour website HERE.