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Congratulations to Mounts Bay Alumni Rowan Coultas who has just competed at the prestigious Air and Style event in Innsbruck.

The event is a discipline that involves athletes riding down a massive artificial slope, performing amazing mid air gymnastics (know as tricks) and then making a clean landing. Points are scored for technical difficulty and style.

After two jumps  Rowan was in second place and was eventually placed a fantastic fifth after competing against some of the best snowboarders in the world, including many olympian athletes.

The event was televised by the BBC and if you missed it you can watch it on the BBC iPlayer catchup service until the end of February here:

 

Click here to view on the BBC iPlayer

 

Rowan is a member of the GB Park and Pipe Team and is hoping to secure a spot at the next Winter Olympics which will be held at PyeongChang, South Korea in 2018Rowan will not a chance to rest on his laurels however as he travelled to Canada to continue his Olympic programme and has  been invited to compete in the next Air and Style event that will take place in Los Angeles, USA in 2 weeks time.

 

Rowan and his GB team mates have sent a special video showing what it is like to ride the jump at Innsbruck that you can view by clicking the media player below:

 

 

You can follow the progress of Rowan and all the GB Park and Pipe team on Facebook here:

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https://www.facebook.com/GBParkandPipe/