The second FIS World Cup big air of the season took place on Saturday night in Stockholm, Sweden with a crowd of 45,000 watching the top snowboarders face off for a U.S.$20,000 prize purse.
Elias Ambuhl took the top spot with a double corked 1260 reverse tail grab. American Bobby Brown was second with a 1080 double corked reverse tail grab, and James Woods of the U.K. placed third.
Canada's top jumpers - currently Sebastien Toutant, Mark McMoris, Matts Kulisek, Zachary Stone and Robby Balharry - made the trip. The top Canadian was Maxence Parrot, who placed 22nd, followed by Antoine Truchon in 42nd.
Football teams eliminated in close playoffs
The Whistler Saints flag football team had a good weekend overall with a 20-8 win in their quarterfinal matchup against The North Vancouver Raiders on Sunday, but were eliminated from this weekend's final with a 16-6 loss to the North Vancouver Packers.
In the first game, Alex Binette threw three touchdown passes, connecting with Zayden Goertson twice and Luke Haasen once. Goertson also added a two-point convert. In the second game Luke Haasen scored the Saints only touchdown.
The pee wee Sea to Sky Broncos, which include some players from Whistler, also lost their semifinal game 25-12. Xavier Cadoret and Devon Bailey scored for the Broncos, with Nolan Robinson-Nault leading the defence with nine tackles and two sacks.
Locals on podium in Fall Classic
The annual New Balance Fall Classic run at UBC campus took place in cool weather with a dusting of snow along the side of the course. Racers could enter a 21km half marathon or 10km road race.
Patricia Leslie placed second in 40 to 49 in the half marathon with a time of 1:38:32. Pemberton's Gwendolyn Kennedy was fourth in that category in 1:40:22, while Nicole Jean was 10th in 1:46:54.
Squamish's Roger Shirt was 12th in Male 40 to 49 in 1:30:57.
Megan Wastle was sixth in the Female 30 to 39 10km race in 46:12. Aimee Decaigny was 47th in that category in 58:13. Rebecca Ford was 50th in 58:36.
The race results don't include hometowns. If we've missed anyone please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
FIS rejects TTR compromise
The International Ski Federation rejected an overture by TTR that would allow athletes to earn point at pro tour events - events where their sponsors want them and where the prize purse is significantly higher. As a result, athletes will have to miss pro events in order to attend World Cup events and qualify for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia.
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