L-R: Will Cookson, Obie simper, Harry Cookson, Joe Cookson, Tom Freeman, Tim Hart Muller (coach), Poppy Freeman, Henry Sturbridge, Ruby Hewitt, Theo Martin, 
Tenra  (Japanese Student)Henry Freeman. 
(Absent Sam Hewitt, Toby Thwaites, Fletcher Thwaites) .

Mt Olympus Freeride Team

01.11.2018

The Mount Olympus Junior Freeride ski team has just completed another very successful season. This year the Olympus Club supported the Juniors by allowing Tim Hart Muller, staff member, to train them. The Mt Olympus team, which swelled to thirteen members this season, consisted of locals and ex-locals Henry, Tom and Poppy Freeman, Harry, Will and Joe Cookson, Toby and Fletcher Thwaites, Obie Simper, along with Ruby and Sam Hewitt, plus two Sumner skiers Henry Sturbridge and Theo Martin , plus Japanese student Tenra.

The season started with warm up events at Cardrona and Mount Hutt before heading into the New Zealand Junior Freeride Tour, which took place at the Remarkables, Mt Olympus and Turoa.

Podium finishes in varying ages/categories for the Olympus team on the Tour were:

Remarkables

1: Poppy Freeman

2: Joe Cookson

3: Ruby Hewitt

Olympus

3: Poppy Freeman

2: Joe Cookson

2: Ruby Hewitt

2: Henry Freeman

Turoa

1: Poppy Freeman

2: Joe Cookson

2: Ruby Hewitt

2: Henry Freeman.

Overall rankings (world rankings as of the season just finished)

1: Poppy Freeman

1: Ruby Hewitt

2: Joe Cookson

2: Henry Freeman

6: Will Cookson

6: Tom Freeman.

The season was wrapped up with the New Zealand Junior Freeski Nationals where skiers competed in Skier X, Half Pipe, Slopestyle and Big Mountain events. Poppy Freeman won a gold, two silvers, and finished first overall in the under ten girls. Obie Simper received a gold and third overall finish, while.

Joe Cookson won two silvers and finished second overall. Harry Cookson won a gold and finished third overall and Tom Freeman won a silver in Big Mountain and finished fourth overall.

Amazing results from a talented group of skiers!