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Team GB’s Woodsy wins the NZ Freeski Open

Team GB’s Woodsy wins the NZ Freeski Open Team BSS slopestyle skier James 'Woodsy' Woods has taken the title of the NZ Freeski Open Champion after dominating the finals in Cardrona and taking the title ahead of Swiss skier Oysten Braten (2nd) and NZ athlete Jossi Wells (3rd).

After taking the top qualifying spot yesterday, Woodsy dominated the finals with a first run score of 93.3 and stayed on top for the remainder of the three runs, cementing the win with a huge score of 96.7 on his second run.

The North Face Freeski Open in New Zealand kicked off on Thursday 28th August with the Slopestyle competitions and will be followed by the Halfpipe events on Saturday 30th August. The park and pipe events have been held at Cardrona Alpine Resort, the official resort partner of the NZ Park & Pipe Team.

Woodsy said of the win: "My first run was good, but I knew I had more to give. When the level of competition is so high you can't play around. My goal is always to ski the best I can so I wanted to improve. I'm really proud of the rail section and the kickers were smooth. I went big and that felt good."

Here is what happened in the qualifiers - check out Woodsy's epic run at 1:20!



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