Tiarn’s big gong

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By TRACEY ROXBURGH

Tiarn Collins made history last weekend, becoming the first Kiwi to ever claim a FIS Snowboard Crystal Globe.

While the 22-year-old Queenstowner finished in seventh place at the final slopestyle world cup of the season in Silvaplana, Switzerland, his results from previous events this
season meant he had enough points to secure the overall slopestyle for the 2021-’22 season.

‘‘It’s pretty cool,’’ Collins says.

 

 

 

 

 

 

‘‘It’s not something that’s really on your mind at the start of the season, but once you start getting towards the end it kind of creeps into your mind.

‘‘It feels good.

‘‘I’m stoked.

‘‘It was a sick season.’’

Collins enjoyed his second win of his career at the Spinderluv Mlyn Slopestyle World Cup
almost two weeks ago, and a third-place finish at the Mammoth Mountain Slopestyle
World Cup in January.

He finished in the overall top spot with 236 points, 55 points clear of second place Leon
Vockensperger, of Germany, and Mons Roisland (Norway) in third on 173 points.

tracey.roxburgh@scene.co.nz