Art & Entertainment | Book Reviews | Education | Entertainment Video | Health | Lifestyle | Sport | Sport Video | Search


NZ Juniors Round out Season with Podiums at National Champs

Media Release

NZ Juniors Round out Season with Podiums at National Champs

7 April 2014 - Freeskiers Finn Bilous (Wanaka) and Miguel Porteous (Christchurch) have finished off their northern hemisphere season with second and third place finishes in halfpipe at the USASA National Championships at Copper Mountain, Colorado in the US. While alpine ski racer Piera Hudson (Havelock North) has placed second in the ladies’ Giant Slalom (GS) at the British National Junior Championships in Meribel, France in her penultimate race series of the season.

Finn’s and Miguel’s results come off the back of solid performances at the 2014 FIS Freeski and Snowboard Junior World Championships in Italy last week at which Finn claimed fifth place in the halfpipe and Miguel seventh place.

Following a delayed departure from Italy the pair only arrived in the US a few hours before the USASA competition was scheduled to start. Finn struggled in the snowy conditions and he didn't manage to put down the run he wanted while Miguel crashed on his second run but overall they were pleased with their results. First place went to Jaxin Hoerter from Breckenridge, Colorado.

Piera was pleased with her second place finish in the GS at the British National Junior Championships having also posted a career best in the previous day’s Slalom with a 37 point result.

She now has one more race series in Courchevel, France before returning home to begin preparations for the New Zealand season. Piera is pleased to have lowered her FIS points (which determine world ranking) over the past northern and southern hemisphere seasons and is looking forward to the season ahead.

Full results here:


Instagram: snowsportsnz

Twitter: snowsports_nz

About Snow Sports NZ

We are the national sporting organisation representing the interests of adaptive snowsports, cross country skiing, freeskiing, alpine ski racing and snowboarding.

Our mission is to lead and support the success of competitive snow sports in New Zealand. Unashamedly, our vision is to be New Zealand’s most inspirational, innovative, exciting and fun sport.

For further information about us go to

© Scoop Media

Culture Headlines | Health Headlines | Education Headlines


Howard Davis: Review - A Girl Named Mo

Moana Ete brought her three-piece band A Girl Named Mo to Wellington's intimate and iconic Bats Theatre last week for a five-night residency. Each show was recorded and filmed live for the release of her debut album 'Platonic/Romantic' on Loop records later this year. More>>

For The Birds: Who Will Be Crowned Bird Of The Year?

The competition involves well-known and enthusiastic New Zealanders acting as ‘campaign managers’ for their favourite birds with many going to great lengths to get New Zealanders to vote for their chosen bird... More>>


  • Image Out-Link - Giselle Clarkson on Twitter
  • Gordon Campbell: On Bob Dylan's Nobel (And The Surplus)

    So Bob Dylan has just won the Nobel Prize for… Literature? Wow. I’d be just as happy if he’d won for his work on particle physics (“One Grain of Sand”, “Simple Twist of Fate”) or got the Economics prize for his work on the theory of contracting (“Don’t Think Twice Its Alright”) ... More>>


    Scoop Review Of Books: Whose Goat Was That?

    Mysterious Mysteries of Aro Valley is a sharp, satirical and sometimes downright scary romp through and around that valley in ways that made me question the realities of the places I thought I knew so well. More>>


    NZ On Air TV Funding: More Comedy Comes Out Of The Shadows

    Paranormal Event Response Unit is a series conceived by Jemaine Clement and Taika Waititi as a TV spin-off from their highly acclaimed feature film What We Do In The Shadows. More>>


    Mars News: Winners Announced For The 2016 Apra Silver Scroll Awards

    Wellington singer-songwriter and internationally acclaimed musician Thomas Oliver has won the 2016 APRA Silver Scroll Award with his captivating love song ‘If I Move To Mars’. More>>


    Get More From Scoop



    Search Scoop  
    Powered by Vodafone
    NZ independent news