It was another golden day at Canyon Ski Hills for the Team BC freestyle team.
Brayden Kuroda (Penticton) earned his second gold medal of the Canada Winter Games finishing with 86.81 points on the men’s moguls course.
“I did a big cork seven at the top and landed nice in line, which I was struggling with a little bit earlier today, and then I pinned it at the top air and let it fly through the bottom section. As I was going into the bottom air — I didn’t have the greatest bottom air in my first run so I was a little worried about that, I came through with a big, nice back mute and it turned out to be a good run today,” said Kuroda.
Team BC skier Sam Cordell (Vancouver) was in second place after the qualifier earning 82.63 points, but shaved just over one point off his score (81.31) pushing him into sixth place overall.
Josh Maga (North Vancouver) earned his spot in the qualifier after sitting in the third in the second chance round with 77.86 points. In the finals he scored a 75.68, placing him in seventh.
The Team BC women’s freestyle skiers fell just short of the podium with Maya Mikkelsen (Whistler) finishing in fourth place with 75.43 points — just a few shy from the bronze medallist from Quebec who had 76.72 points. Mikkelsen was in third place after the qualifications with 71.07 points.
Kassidy Todd (Keremeos) finished in fifth place with 74.87 points and Jessie Linton (North Vancouver) in sixth with 69.08 points. She was sitting at the top of the leaderboard after qualifications with 72.67 points.
The freestyle team will be back in action on Thursday, Feb. 21 for the big air competition at Canyon Ski Resort in Red Deer, Alta.