Lesley McKenna Wins Brits Halfpipe Championships

Day three at the BRITS saw the highly anticipated SNO!zone British Halfpipe Championships.

In the women’s final, Olympian Lesley McKenna demonstrated her well-honed halfpipe skills to take the gold. She threw down two solid, technical runs, getting great amplitude out of the pipe, with her winning run consisting of frontside 720, cab 360, big frontisde indie and backside tailgrab to finish. Reigning champion, Kate Foster, fell in her first run and so the pressure was on for her second. She had a great solid run, which included frontside air, backside alley oop, front 360 and cab 360 combination to finish securing her the silver medal. Laura Hill had a smooth and technical run consisting of a front 360, cab 360, frontside 540 and backside 360, securing her the third podium spot.

“The conditions were challenging with such soft snow, I think all of the riders could’ve done so much more. But I’m really pleased with my win. It’s always so much fun at the BRITS, getting to ride with British Friends in such a fun atmosphere.” – Said Lesley McKenna of her win.

A special mention goes out to the younger riders pushing up through the ranks including 16 year old Aimee Fuller (who is featured in this issues “Rookie Fest” article), the youngest rider to make it through to the women’s final. She threw down two technical runs showing great promise and potential. Watch this space for next year.


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