Chalk up three more freestyle skiing medals for Team BC at the 2023 Canada Winter Games.
On Feb. 22, Jordan Peet of Freestyle Whistler snatched her second medal of these Games at Mark Arendz Provincial Ski Park in Brookvale, P.E.I. by finishing third in women's slopestyle. Peet now has a bronze to complement her gold medal in big air from earlier this week.
That same day, Tate Garrod of Silver Star Freestyle and Aidan Mulvihill from the BC Park Team dominated the men's slopestyle field to earn gold and silver respectively.
After coming third in qualifying, Peet put down an 83.83-point effort to solidify third place for herself in the final. Ayden Fraser of Calgary, Alta. prevailed with 88.67 points and Naomi Urness from Mont-Tremblant, Que. finished second with an even score of 88.00.
Another Freestyle Whistler product, Zoe Greze-Kozuki, settled for fifth (74.17).
For Urness, Wednesday's slopestyle event brought a measure of redemption. The Francophone athlete had been the top big air qualifier in Brookvale, but ended up fifth as Peet and three others superseded her in the final.
Meanwhile, Garrod took control of the men's contest from start to finish. As top qualifier, his 85.83-point performance in the final nudged him just ahead of teammate Mulvihill (84.67). Bronze medallist Jeremy Gagne was a cut below (81.17), but the Team Quebec contender has nonetheless added a second medal to his resume after winning in men's big air.
The 2023 Canada Winter Games will continue until March 5, bringing together 3600 athletes, managers and coaches across 20 different sports for the largest multi-sport event in the country.