The first FIS Snowboard and Freeski South American Cup competitions of 2019 went down at Chile’s La Parva resort on the weekend, with back-to-back days of slopestyle competition.
Taking place at La Parva’s famed Snowanimal Park, both days of competition saw quality riding go down under sunny skies at the resort, with 19-year-old Anotonia Yanez and 27-year-old Inaqui Irarrazaval separating themselves from the respective women’s and men’s packs with their consistency and quality to claim the victories in both Saturday and Sunday’s events.
In fact, in both Saturday and Sunday’s women’s competitions the podiums were identical, with second place going to 14-year-old Amanda Cardone (CHI), and third to Maria Azul Chavez Martinez (ARG).
On the men’s side, meanwhile, Irarrazaval was followed in Saturday’s competition by Alvero Yanez (CHI) and Federico Chiaradio de la Iglesia (ARG) in second and third, respectively, while on Sunday it was Matias Schmitt (ARG) and Kian Hauschildt (BRA).
Meanwhile, over on the freeski side of things, only the men’s competitions were held for both days, with Chile’s own Benjamin Garces taking the win in Saturday’s event, and Luke Price of the USA stepping up for the fourth SAC win of his young career on Sunday.
Saturday’s podium was rounded out with Francisco Salas (CHI) in second, and the above-mentioned Price in third, while Sunday saw Garces switch places with Price to finish third, with Mateo Bonacalza (ARG) in the middle in second place.
The South American Cup will return to La Parva for its next stop at the end of the month, where back-to-back ski cross and snowboard cross competitions will take place on August 31 and September 1.
To find out more about the upcoming 2019/20 FIS Snowboard and Freeski World Cup competitions see HERE (snowboard) and HERE (freeski).