Breck’s Brown wins slopestyle world jr. title |

Breck’s Brown wins slopestyle world jr. title


It’s been a good 12 months for 19-year-old freeskier Bobby Brown, a member of the Breckenridge Freeride Team. After breakthrough season in 2008-09 that led to Brown being crowned as the future of freeskiing, the Front Range native won double gold medals at the Winter X Games last season in big air and slopestyle and was nominated for the Male Action Sport Athlete of the Year at the 2010 ESPY Awards.

And now, he can add another title to his resume: world champ.

Brown blew away an impressive field in winning the slopestyle competition at the Junior World Championships in New Zealand on Monday.

“It was cool, and we’re having a good time,” Brown said in a press release. “The attitude is chill and the weather is super good. People were just going at it and getting it done, so it was a really good day.”

Brown cemented his place at the top with a second run that included a cork-900 nose grab and a switch, right cork-720. His score of 45.60 was well ahead of second-place finisher Gus Kenworthy of Telluride.

Jonas Hunziker of Switzerland was third.

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