Darcy Sharpe won the Showcase Challenge Saturday in Whistler Blackcomb, picking up $2,000 for his first place finish.
He won the snowboard comp with a perfectly executed switch backside 1080 tail grab. Beating pros twice his age, the 15-year-old snowboarder was super pumped and thanked his coach who he has spent the past four winter months developing his skills. Joe Mcdoo is head coach of the Whistler Valley Snowboard Academy.
Sharpe says, “You know it’s all about having fun – I’m just snowboarding and going where my coach tells me to.”
Earlier in the year Sharpe was the King of the Rails at Whistler and he is fresh off a second-place finish at Mount Washington’s After Dark Invitational where he picked up a $500 cheque at that event. His next comp is Showdown Over the City up at Grouse Mountain in Vancouver.
Sharpe attends Isfeld Secondary and will be returning to the Valley at the end of the winter snow season. He thanks all of his sponsors for their support including Burton, Electric, Alternative Groove, and FLAV.