When she was just 10-years-old, Elizabeth Hosking told her coach that she wanted to win an Olympic medal. She took a big step toward that goal in 2017 when she made her debut at the FIS World Championships. Just 15-year-old, she went in with low expectations and high confidence. She came out as the top-ranked Canadian halfpiper, male or female, with her 14th place finish. She also competed at the 2017 World Junior Championships, where she also finished 14th.
Hosking made her FIS World Cup debut in September 2017, but she was no stranger to international competition, having entered her first World Snowboard Tour event in March 2012. The biggest interruption to Hosking’s career came in 2015-16 when she broke both wrists doing dryland training, leaving her unable to use her hands for six weeks after undergoing surgery. She came back to win the junior and senior national titles in slopestyle in March 2016.
A little more about Elizabeth…
Getting into the Sport: Got hooked on snowboarding at age 7 when she borrowed her brother’s board and rode it in the driveway… Entered her first competition when she was 10… Outside Interests: Is in the sports-studies program at Polyvalente St-Jérome… Ambassador for Breakfast Club of Canada… Enjoys swimming and fishing in the off-season… Odds and Ends: Inspired by Shaun White, Kelly Clark, Jamie Anderson and Mark McMorris for being hard workers and progressing the sport…
Notable International Results
FIS World Championships: 2017 – 14th (halfpipe)
FIS World Junior Championships: 2017 – 14th (halfpipe)