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From the news release HERE:

PGS: Morison sixth at World Cup in TellurideDec. 16, 2010

MATT MORISON FINISHES 6TH AT WORLD CUP RACE IN TELLURIDE

Morison lone canadian to qualify for elimination rounds

(Telluride, CO – December 16, 2010) The seventh stop of the 2011 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup Tour begun on Thursday in Telluride, Colorado with the presentation of the second parallel giant slalom race of the season.

Matt Morison of Burketon, Ontario, posted the best Canadian result in sixth position.

Morison was the lone Canadian to qualify for the elimination rounds, posting the fifth fastest time of qualifiers. Morison won his opening race against Simon Schoch of Switzerland, but was forced to concede the victory to Rok Flander of Slovenia in the second round.

Flander went on to win the race, edging Kaspar Fluetch of Switzerland at the finish line of the gold medal dual. Manuel Veith of Austria finished third.

Michael Lambert of Toronto, Ontario finished 23rd, while Patrick Farrell of Oakville finished 36th. Matthew Carter of Maryhill, Ontario, finished 40th and, Darren Gardner of Burlington, Ontario finished in 44th position.

Lambert made a return to competition today after sustaining a shoulder injury while at a training camp in Colorado this past November.

In Women’s action, no Canadians qualified for the elimination rounds.

Fraenzi Maegert-Kohli of Switzerland took the first place, followed by Isabella Laboeck of Germany in second and Russia’s Ekaterina Tudegesheva in third.

Caroline Calvé of Montréal, Québec was the top Canadian placing 22nd. Ariane Lavigne of Mont-Tremblant, Québec was 25th and Ekatarina Zavialova of Calgary was 27th.

The World Cup event in Telluride continues Friday with the presentation of a snowboard cross race, when Dominique Maltais of Petite-Rivière-St-François, Quebec, will aim for a third consecutive victory.

Canada~Snowboard is the governing body for snowboarding in Canada and is committed to high performance excellence in World Cup, World Championships and Olympic Winter Games competition, Canada~Snowboard provides a wide range of programs and support services for long term athlete development and riders at all levels of snowboarding.

In 2010, with support from LG Electronics, RBC, Ripzone International, Own the Podium, Sport Canada and other valued partners, the Canadian Snowboard Team won three Olympic medals, three FIS Crystal Globes and had 33 LG Snowboard FIS World Cup podium results. For more information on Canada~Snowboard and its provincial and territorial associations, visit: www.canadasnowboard.ca.

RESULTS – WORLD CUP – PARALLEL GIANT SLALOM – TELLURIDE, CO – DEC 16, 2010

WOMEN

POS NAME YOB NAT

1 MAEGERT- KOHLI Fraenzi 1982 SUI

2 LABOECK Isabella 1986 GER

3 TUDEGESHEVA Ekaterina 1987 RUS

4 DUJMOVITS Julia 1987 AUT

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22 CALVE Caroline 1978 CAN

25 LAVIGNE Ariane 1984 CAN

27 ZAVIALOVA Ekaterina 1984 CAN

For complete results: http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=SB&raceid=9116

Elimination rounds ladder: http://www.fis-ski.com/pdf/2011/SB/7037/7037RLRF.pdf

MEN

POS NAME YOB NAT

1 FLANDER Rok 1979 SLO

2 FLUETSCH Kaspar 1986 SUI

3 VEITH Manuel 1985 AUT

4 KARL Benjamin 1985 AUT

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6 MORISON Matthew 1987 CAN

23 LAMBERT Michael 1986 CAN

36 FARRELL Patrick 1986 CAN

40 CARTER Matthew 1989 CAN

44 GARDNER Darren 1990 CAN

For complete results: http://www.fis-ski.com/uk/604/610.html?sector=SB&raceid=9117

Elimination rounds ladder: http://www.fis-ski.com/pdf/2011/SB/7038/7038RLRF.pdf

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