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Rocco Jamieson claims bronze at 2024 Junior World Championships

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27 March 2024, 9:00 PM

Rocco Jamieson claims bronze at 2024 Junior World ChampionshipsMen’s Snowboard Slopestyle top 5. [L-R] Brooklyn Depriest (USA) in 1st, Romain Allemand (FRA) in 2nd, Rocco Jamieson (NZL) in 3rd, Pyry Posio (FIN) in 4th & Eli Bouchard (CAN) in 5th.

Wānaka snowboarder Rocco Jamieson (17) has claimed the snowboard slopestyle bronze medal at the 2024 FIS Slopestyle and Big Air Junior World Championships currently being held in Italy. 


This marks Rocco’s second Junior World Championships medal in the past 12 months; he secured a silver medal in Big Air at the 2023 FIS Park and Pipe World Championships held at Cardrona in August as part of Winter Games NZ. 



“It feels great, I am blessed to be able to come to Italy and compete here at the Junior World Championships and get a medal in slopestyle,” Rocco said. 


“It has been pretty tough with the weather this season in Europe for training, but I got some good time competing and training at the Silvaplana World Cup last week so I was ready to compete here.” 



Rocco put down a clean run on the two rail, two jump course. He laced together a front blunt, 450 out into a cab 270 on, 450 out on the two rails. On the jumps he stomped a switch backside double corked 1260 into a frontside 1080 to be rewarded with a score of 87.00. 


Watch Rocco’s run here.

 

“The course was amazing, the jumps and the rails were really well built, it’s a sick park here,” he said.

 

Brooklyn Depriest of the USA took the win with a score of 91.00, with Romain Allemand of France finishing in second place with a score of 89.00



Raglan’s Txema Mazet-Brown (18) was also competing in the finals finishing in seventh place. 


See the full results here.

 

There are five Kiwi athletes representing New Zealand at the 2024 Big Air and Slopestyle Junior World Championships. Brodie Bamford is also competing in the snowboard events and brothers Fletcher and Fergus McArthur are competing in the Freeski events. 

 

The FIS Slopestyle and Big Air Junior World Championships continue tomorrow (Friday March 29) with the snowboard big air qualifications, followed by the freeski big air qualifications on Saturday. Finals will be held on Sunday.


PHOTO: Fabio Borga