NSWIS snowboarders Matt Cox and Tess Coady have both advanced to the final of the big air event at the World Championships in Aspen, USA.
In the best of two jump format, first up was Cox who was drawn in the first men's heat of the day. Cox put down two good jumps, scoring 81.75 points on his first run (frontside 1400), and posted an even higher score of 83.50 on his second jump (frontside 1400 off the toes with an Indy grab).
Cox's score put him in sixth place, qualifying through to the 12-man final.
In the women's qualifying, Tess Coady posted her highest score in the first jump (switch backside 900 stalefish grab), which scored 87.50 points. The score placed Coady into the eight-woman final in sixth place.
The big air final is scheduled to take place in Aspen on March 16 (March 17 @ 7am AEDT) and can be watched live in Australia at https://snow.org.au/live/
IMAGE: A happy Matt Cox after advancing through to the Big Air final in Aspen © Chris Hocking/OWIA