Vancouver, BC – Freestyle Canada’s 17.18 season finished up this past weekend, with Canada’s best freestyle moguls skiers hitting the slopes of Marmot Basin in Jasper, Alberta for the last event of the Canadian Championships Series presented by Toyota.
Newly crowned Olympic Champion Mikaël Kingsbury won his 10th national title in the men’s single moguls, with two-time Olympian Marc-Antoine Gagnon finishing second and Kerrian Chunlaud claiming third place.
On the women’s side, three-time Olympian Audrey Robichaud won her second national moguls title, with next Alex-Anne Gagnon finishing second and FIS Rookie of the Year Valerie Gilbert claiming the bronze medal.
In the men’s duals competition, Pemberton’s Brenden Kelly won his first nationals title, with Laurent Dumais capturing the silver medal and Kerrian Chunlaud winning his second bronze medal of the weekend.
Audrey Robichaud went back-to-back, also winning the women’s dual moguls title the very next day, the sixth of her career, with NextGen athlete Berkley Brown claiming the silver medal and Alex-Anne Gagnon winning the bronze, her second medal of the weekend.
“I’m really happy with my performances this weekend,” stated Audrey Robichaud. “It’s been a long season, and after two months away from home, it was great to perform so well in front of my parents at the last event of the year.”
The Canadian Aerials Championships presented by Toyota took place at Apex Mountain Resort in Penticton, BC in early March. Fresh off their performances at the Olympic Games, Lewis Irving captured his first national title, with national teammate Olivier Rochon winning the silver. Quebec provincial team aerialist Marc-Antoine Gagnon won the bronze, improving on his 5th place finish from last year’s competition.
There were not enough registered competitors to run a women’s aerials championships.