- 26 December 2013 | Kiteboarding
Olly Bridge has taken out the Freestyle Jam competition, at the Kiteracing Oceanics Championships, held in Leighton Beach, Fremantle, Australia.
Not satisfied with his second place in the course racing event, 16-year-old Olly Bridge, from Devon, UK, has also conquered the Men's Open Freestyle Jam competition, ahead of Simon Wichterman in second and Luca De Prato in third.
Held in winds of between 15 and 20 knots, the competition included ten categories and a prize pool of $5000. The results were dominated by the talented Bridge family.
Olly's youngest brother Tom Bridge, at 12 years already a PKRA and European Freestyle Youth Champion, took out the Junior Mens Freestyle contest over his older brother Guy Bridge, and Billy Hampton in third.
But 14-year-old Guy Bridge was the strongest in the Junior Mens Big Air, winning the category.
The Women's competition was taken out by local kiter Christine Gaudieri, a past Australian Freestyle Championships winner. In second place was local freestyler-racer kiter Fabienne Bosinger and in third Shannon Ducker.
Fremantle local Simon Wichterman took out the Mens Big Air and Carola Poblete won the Womens Big Air.
Kiteracing Oceanics Championships | Freestyle Jam
1. Ollie Bridge
2. Simon Wichterman
3. Luca De Prato
1. Christine Gaudieri
2. Fabienne Bosiger
3. Shannon Ducker
1. Tom Bridge
2. Guy Bridge
3. Billy Hampton
Mens Big Air
Womens Big Air
Junior Mens Big Air
Best Old School Trick Mens
Best Old School Trick Womens
Best Old School Trick Junior Mens