NZ National slalom Title with Jamie Prebble 2nd & Nick Prebble 3rd
Local Skier Scores Silverware
(article from mountain scene, 6th september 2012)
Coronet Peak Japanese FIS race
Adam Barwood with Guenther Birgmann
Queenstown alpine ski racer Adam Barwood is fast moving up the ranks after a string of successful races recently. Barwood, pictured racing in a giant slalom race during the Japanese FIS race series last month, collected three trophies from the event at Coronet Peak. Pictured (right) with coach Guenther Birgmann, Barwood picked up the Bruce Grant Trophy, the Wiggley Cup and the Coronet Cup for the top performing Kiwi in slalom and giant slalom and from combined results over the four-day event in August. Barwood won the open men’s slalom title as well as the junior men’s slalom title at the national ski racing championships at Coronet Peak last weekend. He competes in the final races of the Australia New Zealand Continental Cup at Mount Hutt this weekend and next week. (http://www.scene.co.nz/local-skier-scores-silverware/302877a1.page)
Currently the weather in New Zealand is not conducive to ski racing – Mt Hutt has been shut for days due to gale force winds and the southern fields have also been closed due to high winds and rain.