A Big Air spectacle Down Under: James Woods bests the field at the first-ever Jossi Wells Invitational.
A brand-new Big Air event for the Southern Hemisphere, the Jossi Wells Invitational welcomed 20 top Kiwi and international skiers and snowboarders to Cardrona, New Zealand with an immaculate 85-foot (26 meter) jump.
With a $20,000 cash purse on the line, a “perfect” jump and great weather on the contest day, the stage was set for an epic throwdown. The UK’s James Woods bested the field in the five-jump, best-two-count format, followed by Jossi’s brother Jackson Wells and American Noah Morrison.
So proud of @jossiwells for running an amazing event for #Freeskiing !! The first ever #JWBigAir was a huge success & genuinely pushed our sport to new heights! Very proud of myself too for topping the podium, it was an honour shredding with everyone as it always is. I couldn’t dream of a more radical way to be spending my time!! – James Woods
We’re excited to see more video from this brand-new event, which reportedly will become an annual fixture of the freeski scene. But until the edit drops, let’s throw some props to Jossi and his team for bringing a great new event to life.
Check Cardrona’s event recap for more pictures and and full results.
A video posted by @jossiwells on