Monday, February 20, 2012

Roxy snow pro!

Me at the Roxy snow pro-gap jump

Last week I went out to Gerlos in Austra for the Roxy photo shoot! I flew out to Munich and was met by the German Roxy team manager, Nele. It was really lovely to meet lots of new people and see all my friends and also to stay in a ginormous chalet. We spent the last day of the photo shoot in Mayrhofen where the park was really cool! After a fun day of riding, we all went to the Roxy store and I had a moment of fame where I signed the Roxy store's wall! Stoked!

At the top of the course...

From Gerlos, we then travelled a 3 hour car journey to Saalbach-Hinterglem for my first ever Roxy snow pro! I was so excited to ride the course becasue it looked phenomenal and the jumps were the perfect size for me! The competition was so much fun and a great experience! It was great to ride with all the proffessionals in the semi finals becasue they were all amazing. I was especially happy when I heard my name being called out for the night final-I couldn't believe that I had qualified 9th.


It was really exciting to ride at night under the flood lights and overall I placed 9th. Well done to team mates Kjersti Buaas who rode great in the final and Aimee Fuller who came 3rd. It was such an awesome week and can't wait for the Burton European Open this week!

Me and Torah

Round up of 2011

So last year started out great with the Junior Burton European Open, coming 2nd in the slopestyle event - Super Stoked....come home to England, broke my shoulder on a rail at Castleford - Not so Stoked!!!!! Months out of action!!!

March-Had a trip to Laax to WATCH the Brits as I couldn't compete!!!! Still had fun though.

1st comp since my injury- Won Oakley Grom Games in Manchester..Yey :)

May - went to Kaurnatel for the Board Test, still recovering so was getting back into riding jumps, took it steady.

June - DC Jet Set at Castleford - won Overall Women, £500 money in the bank.
July - Won the FBBB Trickbusters in Milton Keynes - more cash £200..YES...
July - Won overall women at the Whitelines Rail Jam

Also in July I went to Les Deux Alpes with One Snowboarding to train with the GB Junior Team, then travelled with Aimee Fuller to Biarritz for the Roxy Surf Pro 2011, met up with all the Roxy UK Surf team and Lois Pendlebury who's the Roxy Pro Skateboarder.

Got sponsorship from Bliss by Level Gloves - Awesome.

September - Won Westbeach snowflex comp at Halifax - under 16's, first time I'd landed my 7 in a comp.
Also in September Won Overall Women at the British Indoor Snowtour rail Jam.

The day after the Snowtour event I competed for the first time after my injury in the Yorkshire Gymnastics Open - came 3rd on Beam and 4th Overall -super stoked as my shoulder has not got full mobility back which caused a slight problem in getting my gym fitness back.

October half-term went out to Hintertux to shred with my friend Rowan Coultas. Also in October travelled with the Roxy Future Team to Saas Fee - kicker and halfpipe training.

November & December - COLORADO..... had such a fun time there, went out with Roxy and met up with the GB Team. Really progressed my kicker riding. Breckenridge and Keystone kickers are super cool. Have loads of new tricks in the bag!

January 2012- Went on an epic trip to ride with my friend Rowan Coultas in Mayrhofen, so much powder it was unreal!!! Entered a Hotzone Rail Jam and won the womens.

Fun Times, Stay Safe, Katie O..xx