Saturday 9th June 2012
Last Saturday would prove to be a day of highs and lows for 13 year old freestyle snowboarder Becky Menday. With riders descending from all across the country to shred the dry slope at Bracknell ski and snowboard centre, the 2012 Southern Freestyle series was shaping up to be an exciting event.
The competition was to be a jam session format with an under 16's category for both freestyle snowboarders and skiers.
Unfortunately for Becky after a few runs, she had a nasty fall from a tall rainbow feature on to the unforgiving dry slope surface. She had to be taken to the local hospital for medical attention and an x ray. This revealed a possible fracture to her lower left arm and strapped up she returned home.
However she had done enough in the competition to take 1st place in the under 16's category and was really pleased to have her prizes delivered to her later that same day.
Becky said " A massive thanks to everyone who rushed to my aid, and to the slope for their excellent first aider. I am really stoked to win first place but not so stoked about my arm. Hopefully it will heal quick and I can get back on my board as soon as I can."
Under 16 female
1st Becky Menday
2nd Amber Cordingly
3rd Bradie Zimmer Collins
pictures by Mark Smith