Rocco Jamieson claims snowboard slopestyle bronze at 2024 Junior World Champs

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Posted 28 March, 2024
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Men’s Snowboard Slopestyle top 5. [L-R] Brooklyn Depriest (USA) in 1st, Romain Allemand (FRA) in 2nd, Rocco Jamieson (NZL) in 3rd, Pyry Posio (FIN) in 4th & Eli Bouchard (CAN) in 5th.Photo: Fabio Borga

Rocco Jamieson has claimed the snowboard slopestyle bronze medal at the 2024 FIS Slopestyle and Big Air Junior World Championships, held in Italy.

“It feels great, I am blessed to be able to come to Italy and compete here at the Junior World Championships and get a medal in slopestyle," the Wānaka 17-year-old says.

"It has been pretty tough with the weather this season in Europe for training, but I got some good time competing and training at the Silvaplana World Cup last week so I was ready to compete here.”

Jamieson put down a clean run on the two rail, two jump course. He laced together a front blunt, 450 out into a cab 270 on, 450 out on the two rails. On the jumps he stomped a switch backside double corked 1260 into a frontside 1080 to be rewarded with a score of 87.00.

"The course was amazing, the jumps and the rails were really well built, it’s a sick park here.”

Video of Rocco's bronze medal run

Brooklyn Depriest of the USA took the win with a score of 91.00, with Romain Allemand of France finishing in second place with a score of 89.00.

Kiwi Txema Mazet-Brown (Raglan, 18) was also competing in the finals alongside Jamieson, finishing in seventh place.

This marks Jamieson’s second Junior World Championships medal in the past 12 months – he also secured a silver medal in Big Air at the 2023 FIS Park and Pipe World Championships held at Cardrona in August as part of Winter Games NZ.

There are five Kiwi athletes representing New Zealand at the 2024 Big Air and Slopestyle Junior World Championships – Brodie Bamford is also competing in the snowboard events and brothers Fletcher and Fergus McArthur are competing in the Freeski events.

The FIS Slopestyle and Big Air Junior World Championships continue on Friday NZT with the snowboard big air qualifications, followed by the freeski big air qualifications on Saturday NZT. Finals will be held on Sunday NZT.


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