Edouard Therriault Makes the Podium in FIS Font Romeu
Surrounded by the picturesque Pyrenees Mountains, Font Romeu hosted the annual FIS Freeski World Cup competition for the fifth time from January 14-16. Not only were competitors vying to make the Slopestyle podium, but they had a final chance to earn qualifier points towards the Bejing 2022 Olympic Winter Games.
Canadian rookie Edouard Therriault surprised many by not only qualifying for the event, but by placing third in the competition. The bronze-medal finish was Terriault’s first first podium finish in Men’s Freeski. He entered the event as a wildcard after qualifying the previous week at the FIS World Cup at California’s Mammoth Mountain.
Therriault entered the event with a great mindset, trusted his routine, believed in himself and put out the best performance of his young career. Therriault opened eyes and proved he belonged with the elite in Slopestyle after his 81.7-point performance.
The 18-year-old won the Silver Medal at the FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboarding World Championships at Aspen last season. Therriault has competed on the Canadian National Team since 2019. He won the Gold Medal at the 2019 FIS Junior Ski World Championships in Klaeppen, Sweden.
Next up are the 2022 X Games in Aspen this weekend, January 21-23. Therriault will make his debut on the world’s biggest stage, while competing in the Knuckle Huck and Big Air. With continued strong performances, Therriault has an excellent chance to rise to the highest stage and perform for Canada in Beijing.