Water ramp training took place in Park City, UT, USA, during June and July was a positive exercise overall. Britt Cox attended the camp from early June, while the two male mogul skiing athletes, Matt Graham and Brodie Summers joined the camp shortly after, following the conclusion of their university exams.
Unfortunately Matt Graham fractured his elbow in mid-July and was forced to return home for surgery. Matt commenced gym work in early August under the supervision of the OWIA Medical and Rehabilitation Team. Unable to ski domestically at Perisher while he focused on rehabilitation Matt has been cleared to attend the Zermatt training camp and ski flats only.
The program commenced on-snow training at Perisher, NSW, in late July on the international Mogul Course, Toppa’s Dream. The course was in good shape this year and there was a large international presence which contributed to an excellent training environment.
Britt Cox and Brodie Summers competed in the National Mogul Championships, held at Perisher and then at the ABOM Mogul Challenge at Mt Buller. Britt Cox’s victory in the women’s event saw her claim a record fourth ABOM title, the most won by any female athlete. In the men’s finals Brodie Summers won bronze after out dualing Canadian world number three Phillipe Marquis
Currently the athletes are in Zermatt, Switzerland, training on the glacier, with the aim of the camp to tie together skiing and jumps into long sections and top to bottom competition simulated runs.
Nicole Parks made a positive return to on snow activities during late September at Perisher, following an ACL reconstruction in February 2014. Nicole will resume training in North America during December.