Parrot wins slopestyle silver and two big air overall season titles
Max Parrot nabbed a slopestyle silver at World Championships of Snowboarding on Monday in Yabuli, China. The Canadian was also awarded big air overall titles from the World Snowboard Tour and FIS Overall Tour.
Most recently Parrot, also know as Canada Snowboard’s dark horse – due to his all-black gear – impressed judges at the World Championships of Snowboarding with a backside triple cork 1440, to finish second in slopestyle behind Brendan Davis of the United States. Norway’s Stale Sandbech claimed the final spot on the podium.
“Coming so close to winning the Slopestyle event at the World Championships of Snowboarding is bittersweet to me,” shared Parrot who led after the first two rounds of the competition. “Not being able to get a better score that would have allowed me to beat Brendan Davis’ last run was disappointing because these championships only occur every 4 years in between Olympic years and it’s a title that I wanted.”
Although Parrot did not win the slopestyle competition on Monday, the Canadian won two overall 2015-16 overall big air titles from the World Snowboard Tour and FIS. The Canadian overcame a variety of obstacles including broken bones in his hand, to win multiple big air competitions including an X Games gold and back to back World Cup titles.
Next up, snowboarders will head to the Grandvalira Total Fight on March 26, where the overall World Snowboard Tour champion for the 2015-16 season will be named. Canadians currently lead the rankings with Mark McMorris – out due to injury -, Sébastien Toutant, Tyler Nicholson, Parrot and Darcy Sharpe ranked first through fifth respectively.