1st day at the Brits 2010

That's it then, first day at the BRITS done and dusted and what a day it was too!

It started off a little cloudy at the summit and there weren't huge hopes for the day of events to come, but didn't it turn out nice!!!!!!

I started off the day talking to our skier, Becky Hammond at the bottom of the chair lift about her day to come and she seemed pretty confident about a blue sky day. Today was the turn of the skiers in the halfpipe and the snowboarders on the snowboarder cross course. Obviously, our big motivation for the day was giving Becky a big cheer on the way down the halfpipe and cheer we did. I'm very pleased to annouce that our cheers weren't unheard. Becky proudly stood 3rd on the the podium for the main competition, so big congrats to her. 

Day 2 tomorrow; Snowboard Halfpipe, Cushe Huckfest and Cushe party. Stay tuned for the daily update.

All the best from the slopes!!!

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Becky gets top 4 place in Aspen Open

Here's her story in her own words....

"i competed in my first US competition this weekend. The competition took place at Buttermilk in the X Games Superpipe. I was really excited to compete against some big names and put my training so far into practice.

The pipe was shaped really nice, but with only 30 minutes practice there was only time for a run of straight airs and then one practice of my competition run.

We had 2 runs in the semi-finals with only the top 5 advancing to the super final out of 20 girls. I had two, good clean runs; mute grab, alley opp mute, alley opp, safety grab, japan grab, right 5, left 5, right 3. i was really pleased with my run, but then had to play a waiting game for a few hours until they realised the results.

I qualified in 4th place for the super final, i couldn't believe it, i was super stoked. The final went well and although i didn't quite get my left 5, which made me stickw ith 4th place. I'm really happy with the result and never dreamed i'd have a top 4 placement in a US event.

I'm really looking forward now to the rest of the season and my last 2 weeks training in Aspen, before competing in the European events."

Becky, we're super stoked for you too, amazing stuff!!!

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