"I luckily got a wildcard to compete at the finals in Verbier this year and was super stoked! So many spectators turned up for the event and it was interesting to see so many juniors there, arriving for the junior competition the day after our event.
The butterflies started to kick in when I arrived to view the face, not because I was excited – but because the conditions on the face didn’t look as good as I thought it would be. I decided on my line thinking that was where the best snow would be, but as soon as I dropped into the main couloir of my run the snow quality was hard to deal with – throwing me off my line and my cliff drops and having a crash anyway!
All the other snowboarder girls had the same difficulty with their lines and the snow conditions (putting me in 3rd place), except of course for the amazing Maria DeBari who had an awesome line, deservingly winning the competition and the overall World Champ title!! So stoked for her!
Also, fellow Roxy team rider Margot Rozies had an amazing run going big. She also showed trouble with the snow conditions but made it to 2nd place and 2nd overall in the world rankings! Awesome also considering it is her rookie year!! It was definitely cool to have the two of us Roxy riders on the podium at Verbier!!!"
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