Canyon Ski Hill Resort is quickly becoming a favourite place for Brayden Kuroda.
"Yeah for sure. I'm just having fun here and getting a chance to hang out with friends. It is a lot of fun," said Kuroda, who is from Penticton, and won his second gold medal of the Canada Winter Games for Team BC.
He landed his first gold in the aerials event on Sunday, his second came today in moguls.
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“I did a big cork seven at the top and landed nice in line, which I was struggling with a little bit earlier today, and then I pinned it at the top air and let it fly through the bottom section. As I was going into the bottom air — I didn’t have the greatest bottom air in my first run so I was a little worried about that, I came through with a big, nice back mute and it turned out to be a good run today,” said Kuroda.
Kuroda sat on top of the leader board after the qualifier with a score of 83.89, he improved on his final run with 86.81 points.
The skier has a short, but sweet, stay at the Canada Winter Games in Red Deer. He has been on the road competing at NorAms for almost three weeks and jets out on Wednesday to Colorado for another. Which explains his answer on how he plans to celebrate his second gold medal.
"Sleep," he said.
Kuroda said he still had a great, albeit condensed, experience with Team BC.
"This was just a quick fun session for everyone. It was pretty fun and nice to get to be part of a big multi-sport event. I met a lot of new people," said Kuroda.
Team BC skier Sam Cordell (Vancouver) was in second place after the qualifier earning 82.63 points, but shaved just over one point off his score (81.31) pushing him into sixth place overall.
Josh Maga (North Vancouver) earned his spot in the qualifier after sitting in the third in the second chance round with 77.86 points. In the finals he scored a 75.68, placing him in seventh.
The freestyle team will be back in action on Thursday, Feb. 21 for the big air competition at Canyon Ski Resort in Red Deer, Alta.