Jackways and Lockhart dominate The World Heli Challenge 2013

Comments by Kelli Lynn Hargrove/

The World Heli Challenge 2013 went down in Wanaka, New Zealand, with local riders Will Jackways and Abby Lockhart stepping up to defend their Heli Challenge legacies with another round of first place finishes. Jackways earned his way to the top of the podium with a huge Cab 5, which in itself earned ‘trick of the day.’

Antti Autti repped Finland properly, ending the day in second place, while the USA’s Colin Boyd rounded out the podium with a solid third. Head snowboard judge Mike Hygemann explained, “What won it for Will J was his faultless execution, big airs and smooth flow. Antti had speed and strong elements but Will J pipped him on the day.”

Abby Lockhart held it down for the women, laying out a mean reel of tricks smooth enough to earn her her third consecutive World Heli title. Canada’s Jessy Brown ended the day in second, while Rachel “Ratty” Sheidow snagged the final spot on the podium.

Final Results:
SNOWBOARD WOMEN
1. Abby Lockhart (NZL)
2. Jessy Brown (CAN)
3. Rachel ‘Ratty’ Sheidow (AUS)
4. Jett Elkins (USA)

SNOWBOARD MEN
1. Will Jackways (NZL)
2. Antti Autti (FIN)
3. Colin Boyd (USA)
4. Yuta Kiyohara (JPN)
5. Clint Allan (AUS)
6. Ian Wood (USA)
7. Ricky Bates (USA)
8. Ben Waclzak (USA)

– Want to see more? Check out the World Heli Challenge website

Check out an official edit of the competition, right here.