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JORDAN KOBER LANDS ON PODIUM IN IDRE FJÄLL, SWEDEN - article courtesy Freestyle Canada

 

KOBER CLAIMS BRONZE IN DUAL MOGULS ON FINAL DAY OF CONTEST

Idre Fjäll, Sweden, December 13, 2020 – Jordan Kober, 24, from Penticton, B.C. claims bronze in dual moguls, earning his first-ever World Cup podium finish. Kober shared the bronze medal with Bradley Wilson (USA) after the final phase of the men’s competition was cancelled due to low visibility.

Kober grew up skiing at Apex Mountain Resort, which is known for its World Cup mogul course. Apex Mountain has a long history of mogul skiing success as it is also home to World Champion Kristi Richards and 2018 Olympian Andi Naude.

Kober spent the beginning of his competitive career on the B.C. Mogul Team before being named onto the National Team in 2014. Kober then made his first two FIS World Cup appearances the following season by competing in Val Saint-Côme and Calgary.

Jordan Kober was able to ski fast and consistently during yesterday’s dual preliminary rounds which led him to finals.

With the conditions being less than ideal during today’s final, the skiers had to adapt. “Jordan has always been a very fast skier”, stated the mogul team head coach Michel Hamelin. “We ended up using the approach of competing easier jumps on the top air to increase his run speed, and it ended up working in his favour.” This strategy carried Kober into small finals. With heavy fog rolling in, the remainder of the event was cancelled, and an agreement was reached to award gold to the finals competitors, and bronze to the small finals competitors.

Josh Kober, Jordan’s brother and current head coach of the B.C. Mogul Team was up all night watching and supporting his former teammate. “It’s truly incredible to see Jordan stand on his first World Cup podium. This result is a long time coming for him and is the product of years of determination and perseverance”, stated Josh who has watched his little brother grow as an athlete throughout the years. “It’s so amazing to see him get rewarded for the massive amounts of effort he’s put in. Seeing the huge outpouring of support going his way right now is absolutely amazing and he’s made so many people very proud! I know it means the world to him to put one down in honour of his friend and teammate Brayden Kuroda.”

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Last but not least, please review the latest updates on the viaSport website and review the Freestyle BC Return to Sport Guidelines here.

 
Events 
 
Panorama Friday, January 29 to Sunday, January 31 
Sun Peaks Friday, February 26 to Sunday, February 28  
Whistler, BC Champs Friday, April 9 - Sunday, April 11


For FBC events on the calendar:
  • FBC will update everyone on January 9th, after the next PHO update, regarding the current status and feasibility of the Panorama Timber Tour.
    • The deadline to proceed or cancel an event will be published 14 days prior to the first day of training, January 14th for Panorama.
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Please note these important updates for the competition season ahead:
  1. Panorama and Sun Peaks are Timber Tour only, no Super Youth
  2. Both venues will host multi-disciplines (Moguls, Slopestyle + Big Air or Duals)
  3. The event is capped at 100 participants (50/50 - male/female)
The official Timber Tour registration will open in early January.  

BC Team Updates

It's been a very long but very successful training camp for the BC Mogul Team at Apex Mountain. The team has been training hard for 5 weeks straight, and even up to 7 weeks straight for several athletes. We've been lucky to have a pristine mogul course to train on for the majority of that time and we're super grateful to our hosts at Apex for making that happen for us. We are holding a competition simulation before we all head home for the holidays and we're looking forward to getting the competitive juices flowing. Following the break, we'll resume training in Whistler in the New Year and hopefully continue on to a competition season later on. Fingers crossed! Whenever our team does have the opportunity to compete again we are extremely prepared and poised to do some damage.

Merry Christmas from the mogul crew!
The Park and Pipe Team had a very successful early-season training block in Whistler. The team continued to develop their strength and conditioning program under the direction of Sven Bornemann at the Canadian Sports Institute-Whistler. Thanks to the amazing early season park at Whistler Blackcomb, the athletes began to develop their on-snow rails and air skills. The team has trained with a variety of assistant coaches during its early-season training, including Seb B, Noah Morrison, Ahren Stein, Cole Melin, and Graham Pollock.
Girlstylerz 
Hey Girlstylerz!

Preseason GSz Camp @ Pano was a huge success! 11 athletes and 2 new GSz coaches (Raina Schnerch & Kaleigh Meadus). The girl force is STRONG in the Koots!!! Two days on snow with virtual workshops focused on goal-setting and fear management.

Thanks for hosting FBC, Pano club!

~ Danika Mazur
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1. Freestyle BC Coach Development Calendar - here
Contact info@freestylebc.ski for further info.

2. Freestyle skills Matrix - link to the resource

3. Slopestyle Comp Dev - February 6-10, Calgary
* + Air doubles (airbag and on snow), tentative
Contact: sabrina@freestylecanada.ski 
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All Freestyle BC Coaches must complete the SafeSport Module as part of our ongoing commitment to creating a SafeSport environment, for everyone.

A new schedule of online NCCP courses is now available at viaSportBC. These multi-sport coaching modules will enhance your coaching repertoire and give you a solid foundation in building your coach education.
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