Kristal is one of NZ’s most promising Snowboarders. For her to continue her pathway and career towards the 2022 Winter Olympic Games she needs assistance as she balances study with training and traveling to compete in major events. $5000 will contribute to the travel costs to get to Mammoth Mountain, California, USA to compete in the Revolution Snowboard Tour which takes place on the 26th-31st of January 2016.
It would be such a valuable experience to be able to compete in this event as it is a registered FIS event which means that a placing in it is rewarded with FIS points that contribute to the rider’s World Snowboard Ranking and would enable Kristal to qualify for the 2016 Winter Games. (Currently ranked 18th on the World Cup leader board due to the 130 FIS points gained from placing 18th in the 2015 Winter Games.) The Winter Games is a Qualifying event for the Winter Olympics so its very important Kristal is able to enter and maintain her ranking.
After competing in the Revolution Tour In America Kristal plans to spend 4 weeks In Colorado with Transition Snowboarding, a snowboard coaching program to train in Breckenridge Ski Resort in some of the best, most advanced freestyle terrain parks in the world. Kristal has worked hard to save and fund herself but the costs of pursuing her pathway are stacking up.
HIGHEST LEVEL COMPETITION
Currently ranked 18th female slopestyle snowboarder on the Snowboard World Cup Leaderboard.
Date/Venue Event Discipline Result
10th October 2015 Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” NZ Junior Nationals Slopestyle 3rd place
9th October 2015 Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” NZ Junior Nationals Halfpipe 1st place
8th October 2015 Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” NZ Junior Nationals Big Mountain 3rd place
26th September 2015 Remarkables Ski Resort, NZ” Remarkables TRIC slopestyle series Slopestyle 3rd place Open Womens
20th August 2015 Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” Winter Games (World Cup) Slopestyle 18th place Open Womens
25th July 2015 Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” FIS (Federation International de Ski) Continental Cup Slopestyle 3rd place Open Womens
25th January 2015 Breckenridge, CO, USA” USASA (United States of America Snowboard Association) Breckenridge Halfpipe Halfpipe 4th place Open Womens
24th January 2015 Copper Mountain, CO, USA” USASA Copper Mountain Slopestyle Slopestyle 2nd place Open Womens
10th January 2015 Copper Mountain, CO, USA” USASA Copper Mountain Halfpipe Halfpipe 4th place Open Womens
2nd October 2014 Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” NZ Junior Nationals Halfpipe 2nd place
1st October Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” NZ Junior Nationals Big Mountain 2nd place
29th September 2014 Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” NZ Junior Nationals Slopestyle 2nd place
13-14th September 2014 Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” South Island Secondary Schools Championships Slopestyle 2nd
26th July 2014 Remarkables Ski Resort, NZ” Remarkables TRIC slopestyle series Slopestyle 4th Open Womens
19th July 2014 Cardrona Alpine Resort, NZ” Volcom PBRJ Rail Jam Rail Jam 3rd Open Womens
2nd February 2014 Avoriaz, France” World Rookie Tour Avoriaz France Halfpipe 4th
1st February 2014 Avoriaz, France” World Rookie Tour Avoriaz France Slopestyle 4th
HELP KRISTAL ON HER WAY TO REPRESENTING NZ AT THE 2022 WINTER OLYMPICS
To Represent New Zealand in Women’s Snowboard Slopestyle at the 2022 Winter Olympics.
TEAM OR CLUB
One of 10 athletes in New Zealand to be chosen for the Pathway to Podium athlete carding program created by High Performance Sport NZ.
2009-2015 Selected for Snow Sports New Zealand Talent Development squad