NSW State Downhill and Superflow: Thredbo - Video

Apr 5, 2016 at 22:19
by Matt Staggs  
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What a summer it has been for Thredbo MTB, hosting the third annual Cannonball Festival, Downhill and XC National's, Australian Interschools, and now they have finished the final event of the summer season in style with Rocky Trail Entertainments State RedAss Downhill Enduro and Fox #Superflow rounds. New to this year is the Downhill Enduro. A downhill race on a downhill track with a 2 run format on the same track, with the combined times counting.

The local, Thomas Crimsons didn't show up to back up his double win in the elite category. Brent smith looked confident in seeding, taking the top spot by over 2 seconds with a "terrible run", only to fall short in finals allowing Oliver Zwar to wrap it up!

The Elite Women had a small field of only three riders, but Kellie Weinert stood out all weekend and took the win in fine form. Sian Ahern stepped up from where she should be in U19's to take third only a few seconds back aboard her new Norco Aurum.

In the Juniors, Josh Clark, Baxter Maiwald and Harry Parsons all stepped up into Elite men for the race, but unfortunately Josh had a bad crash on Saturday leaving him out of the hunt with possible torn ligaments in his shoulder. Ben Zwar took the win in U19's in front of Patrick Butler (stepped up from U17's). Ellie Smith once again obliterated her competition in both the Flow and Downhill events, taking the win in the U17's flow and U19's downhill.


Results

#Superflow
Elite Men:

1st - Michael Vanos
2nd - Anthony Elliot
3rd - Luke Garnham

Elite Women:
1st - Sarah Booth
2nd - Sian Ahern
3rd - Kellie Weinert

Junior Men
1st - Jon Gatt
2nd - Duke Millington
3rd - Duncan Ledger

Junior Women
- No junior's raced


Downhill Enduro
Elite Men:
1st - Oliver Zwar
2nd - Brent Smith
3rd - Joel Willis

Elite Women:
1st - Kellie Weinert
2nd - Sarah Booth
3rd - Sian Ahern

Junior Men
1st - Ben Zwar
2nd - Patrick Butler
3rd - Matt Ellison

Junior Women
1st - Ellie Smith
2nd - Mackenzie Diver

Parts of the trail are visible from the chairlift that takes the riders to the top so it s a pleasant surprise when you time it right and get riders underneath you
Parts of the trail are visible from the chairlift that takes the riders to the top so it's a pleasant surprise when you time it right and get riders underneath you

Sunday morning brought fog and lots of it. The whole valley was covered until it finally retreated around 10 30
Sunday morning brought fog, and lots of it. The whole valley was covered until it finally retreated around 10:30

NSW State Downhill and Superflow Thredbo
Riders taking in the magnificent views from the fire trail that descends to the trail head

NSW State Downhill and Superflow Thredbo
The fire road provided loose conditions and roost all round

The Mondraker Australia trains were many riders strong all weekend
The Mondraker Australia trains were multiple riders strong all weekend

Only a few tripled this it s much bigger and gnarlier than it looks with a bad rock to case on if you come up short nevertheless those that attempted it got it clean as
Only a few tripled this, it's much bigger and gnarlier than it looks with a bad rock to case on if you come up short, nevertheless those that attempted it got it clean

Brent hooking up into the tight left hander after giving the Kareela Hut gap a good huck
Brent hooking up into the tight left hander after giving the Kareela Hut gap a good huck
The Butterfly Saga Season 2 Episode 1
Evening light and big whips from the young gun makes for some awesome photos

Enduro and downhill boys a like all had fun while tackling the terrain. Isaac Ridley hunting down Jaden Mann
Enduro and downhill boys a like all had fun while tackling the terrain. Isaac Ridley hunting down Jaden Mann

The entry to Snakes and Ladders is brutal mess up this double drop and its a face full of solid rock
The entry to 'Snakes and Ladders' is brutal, mess up this double drop and its a face full of solid rock

Ben bombing down the infamous Snakes and Ladders straight which has been altered and changed several times in the past few years
Ben bombing down the infamous 'Snakes and Ladders' straight which has been altered and changed several times in the past few years

With the worst luck on race day Austin never managed to get in a full run without flatting. Better luck next time bud
With the worst luck on race day, Austin never managed to get in a full run without flatting. Better luck next time bud

Ellie Smith took out the win in both the U17 s SuperFlow and U19 s Downhill Enduro Congrats
Ellie Smith took out the win in both the U17's #SuperFlow and U19's Downhill Enduro, Congrats

Floating the middle kicker Harry goes for the free rider s style with a toboggan
Floating the middle kicker, Harry goes for the freeride style with a toboggan

Can t even whip.....
Can't even whip.....

Brent scrubbing to whip that didn t come back landing halfway up the next take off - he said it was worth it for the photo
Brent scrubbing to whip that didn't come back, landing halfway up the next take off - he said it was worth it for the photo

Mark kept everything smooth all weekend until a front blow out in seeding leaving him injured and unable to race
Mark kept everything smooth all weekend until a front blow out in seeding left him injured and unable to race

The Butterfly Saga Season 2 Episode 1
Concentration is key with continually changing corners

Brent absorbing all of the bumps in an attempt to hold his grip while slapping the next corner
Brent absorbing all of the bumps in an attempt to hold his grip while preparing to slap the next corner

Hands were falling off the handle bars on an odd occasion during Saturday afternoon s jump jam
Hands were falling off the handle bars on an odd occasion during Saturday afternoon's jump jam. Josh learnt this a week prior to the event and was throwing down on the biggest jump on track!

Jon taking flight over the final booter on a 120mm 29er
Jon taking flight over the final booter on a 120mm 29er

Lacey is back from his broken collarbone on this same trail from a few months back he is looking in fine form for the U17 men
Pacey is back from his broken collarbone on this same trail from a few months back, he is looking in fine form for the U17 men

The Butterfly Saga Season 2 Episode 1
Patrick Butler the speedy style king stepping up to U19's for the race, he had an off track moment and still ended up with 2nd

Joel came close to the top step in Elite with a hot seat appearance but it wasn t enough leaving him in third
Joel came close to the top step in Elite with a hot seat appearance but it wasn't enough leaving him in third


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 This epic Matt .

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