First held at Mt Buller in 1989, this iconic event is one of the highlights of the winter season, attracting some of the world’s best mogul skiers and yesterday’s competition was no exception.
After making his Olympic debut at Sochi in 2014, Olympic Winter Institute of Australia skier Matt Graham took out the Men’s final yesterday in a hard fought duel against Rohan Chapman–Davies.
Graham has now won 5 ABOM Titles equalling two-time Australian Olympian Nick Cleaver’s record of five straight ABOM titles, which Nick achieved between 1991 and 1995.
In the women’s event, 2013 winner Nicole Parks celebrated back to back ABOM Moguls Title’s after prevailing against fellow Winter Olympian Britteny Cox. Parks has now won 3 ABOM Title’s, after breaking Cox’s streak of 3 consecutive Titles last year.
Buller Ski Lifts CEO Laurie Blampied was very happy with the success of the 2015 event.
“It was fantastic to see the ABOM Moguls return to the Summit course yesterday, helping make the event into a true spectacle for everyone to enjoy.
Once again we welcomed a world class field of competitors and we congratulate Matthew Graham and Nicole Parks who were once again well deserving champions.”
The ABOM Mogul Challenge is sanctioned by the International Ski Federation (FIS) with results contributing to World Rankings and National team selections.