Featured Champions

Cooper Bathgate


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How was the FWQ season for you this year?
"The season was great even though shortened, started off with a week of skiing pow in Revelstoke before the FWQ 4* event, and it really took the edge off and reminded me why I love skiing so much. Then I spent the rest of the season chasing the 4 stars and ended up coming away with some good results! Things really seemed to click for me this season."

What are you up to this summer preparing for FWT? Any exciting projects planned?
"I'm planning on laying low while this virus runs its course, and then hopefully bag some glacier skiing at home in Whistler. At the end of August I'd like to head down and take part in the FWQ Frontier 4* event at the Remarkables in New Zealand to prepare for the Northern hemisphere season with my brother Jackson."

Anyone you look up to or inspires you? Anyone you look forward to competing with on FWT?
"Hands down I get the most inspired by my twin brother Jackson. Without Jackson pushing me every single day there is no chance I would be where I am. As far as people I'm looking forward to competing with, I'm looking forward to being back on tour with Andrew PollardTom PeifferKevbot, and the crew from North America that has come up through the IFSA Junior & FWQ circuit. Excited to shred with the Kiwi boys who I know quite well, and just really everyone. A tour filled with friends and idols, it doesn't get much better!"

 

2019 IFSA North American Champions

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