Panorama skier and one of the coaches of the Panorama Mountain Free Ride Club recently had a great weekend at the B.C. Freestyle Championship.
Michael Brush went to Whistler to compete in two events. He was taking part in the super pipe and the slope style events.
This was the first time that Brush has taken part in a super pipe event. For a first time out he had a great weekend finishing second in the pipe event. He followed this up with a third place finish in the slope styled event as well to take his second medal of the weekend. “This was one of my most successful weekends of the year,” he said.
Brush admitted he was very surprised to have done as well as he did especially in the super pipe event.
“I was expecting to maybe get a top ten. I had never competed in this before. I did do what I expected in the slope style.”
As for why he decided to try out these style of events Brush said “I used to race and I like freedom with these events. They are more chilled I guess.”
Knowing now that he has competed against some of the best in the province of British Columbia and done amazing well has added extra confidence to Brush.
“This is just super sick. It is nice to know I am able to do well in the events and especially super pipe. These are some Olympic events now and it is great to know I can compete. I am going to keep skiing and competing while making a name for myself in the industry. Hopefully I will keep improving and make the X-games someday,” Brush said.
He went on to say that he hopes he can work with the younger skiers to help them become better and go for their own goals in the sport in the future.