Kiwis Claim Top Spots at the Big Mountain Volkl NZ Freeski Open

Posted By: Zeke Piestrup on August 18, 2009 6:06 pm

The North Face Big Mountain Finals at The Volkl NZ Freeski Open (now that’s a mouthful) saw a couple home country Kiwis take the top spots in the men’s and women’s divisons.  Geoff Small won his eighth title since 1996, while his countrywoman Janina Kuzma won her fifth straight title. 

The competition at New Zealand’s Remarkables ski area featured…  just watch the clip!  Small dedicated his win to his close friend Jonathan Morgan who died in an avalanche last Friday.  No doubt it was a bittersweet victory for Small.

RESULTS
Volkl New Zealand Freeski Open
The North Face Big Mountain Finals
At The Remarkables, Aug. 15

MEN
1. Geoff Small New Zealand 8.17
2. Sam Smoothy New Zealand 7.97
3. Jérémie Heitz Switzerland 7.67
4. Tom Dunbar New Zealand 6.90
5. Neil Williman New Zealand 6.72
6. Cam McDermid New Zealand 5.90
7. Luke Potts UK 5.57
8. Alex Llynden New Zealand 5.32
9. Roy Schott USA 4.95
10. Sean Richard USA 3.85

WOMEN
1. Janina Kuzma New Zealand 8.65
2. Rebecka Eriksson Sweden 7.05
3. Lorraine Huber Austria 6.17
4. Nicola Campbell New Zealand 5.47
5. Mikey Austin New Zealand 4.72


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