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Jake Simpson Season Highlights

April 26, 2017

Jake Simpson is a Welsh Freeride Champion. He lives full-time in the Alps and fell in love with boarding at a very young age. This season he's been riding in competition after competition and achieving some great results.

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Here are his results...

European/Oceania Junior Freeride Tour final result: 2nd place

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World Junior Freeride rankings 2017: 6th position. The conditions for the World Junior Freeride competitions were difficult this year. Chamonix 's competition was cancelled twice due to lack of snow and dangerous snowpack and it ended up never taking place. Jake was able to perform well enough to gain second place overall, despite this. His board sponsor let him down for new boards this season too, so on all of his runs he was on his previous season's park board. He currently has no sponsor. With this in mind Jake wanted to thank the Sports Council Wales for his Sports Grant 2016.

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Four Freeride Competitions during the Season: 

1, Les Arcs 3* (France)Junior Freeride Competition: 3rd place

2, Nendaz 3* ( Switzerland) Junior Freeride Competition: 4th place

3, Fieberbrunne 3* (Austria) Junior Freeride World Tour: 2nd place

4, Verbier 3* (Switzerland) Junior Freeride World Tour: 2nd place

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Alongside this, Jake was once again on the GB Park and Pipe junior team and spent three weeks in Laax training this season. He also took part in numerous smaller competitions; Rail Jam at Chamrousse where he gained 2nd position. He also won Best Trick at the Hip Jam, Avoriaz Treeline Chalets Slush festival.

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Well done on a consistently great season despite some adverse circumstances Jake, can't wait to see what the 2017/18 season holds for you!

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