National Championships

The first race of the National Championships was to start on the 29th August with a giant slalom however after 10cm of fresh snow overnight, it was postponed to the following day.  Blue skies, frosty morning; warm-up hike to the start gate and we were good to go, racing on Out Wide at Coronet Peak.  A few challenging sections with the new soft snow as well as a definite lack of snow in other parts caused a few problems but I was pleased to take out the National GS Champion trophy with team mates Nick Prebble and Willis Feasey on the podium.

National Champs 30 Aug 13

National Champs 30 Aug 13

The slalom race was on Race Arena which was very challenging.  Over half the field came out in the first run and just 22 of the 67 starters completed the race.  I made a few mistakes and lost a bit of time but managed to pick up the trophy as first New Zealander. Top two at the end of the day where Michael Matt, Austria and Dave Ryding, GBR.

Nick Prebble, Adam, Willis Feasey, Nationals GS

Nick Prebble, Adam Barwood, Willis Feasey National GS

Nick Prebble  U21 GS & SL Adam Barwood Open GS & SL

Winners: Nick Prebble U21 GS & SL. Adam Barwood Open GS & SL

Thanks to all who support and sponsor me and the NZ Team –  Head, POCXTMKomperdellAvocaOne Square MealsJucy RentalsNZSki.com, The Roofbox CompanyWanaka Ski ClubCommunity Trust of SouthlandSkeggs FoundationAlpine Health & FitnessAtlasMerrell and Coberger Academy.

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