James ‘Woodsy’ Woods put in a stellar performance in the Ski Slopestyle last night at the X Games, despite tricky conditions with a lot of fresh snow on the course. Coach Pat Sharples said he was ‘super stoked with Woodsy's overall perfomrance and with his best score of 83 on run two.
The nail-biter saw Woodsy just getting nudged into 4th by Oystein Braaten of Norway in a contest won by New Zealand skier Jossi Wells.
He said afterwards: “I can't explain how much another 4th place at the X Games really, really stings especially due to speed issues, but I have to say how truly happy and proud I am of my good friend Jossi Wells. It is wonderful to be here and it's always a pleasure to be considered among the best in the world. I'm truly grateful and I am definitely not giving up!”
On Friday 18 year old Katie Ormerod also had some tricky conditions to contend with in the women’s Snowboard Slopestyle final after an inch of fresh snow fell overnight. She finished 6th overall in her very first X Games appearance after getting a solid first run down. Canadian rider Spencer O’Brien took the title overall.