Kent Callister will have his second Games experience at PyeongChang 2018, representing Australia in snowboard halfpipe alongside Scotty James and Nathan Johnstone.
Callister was the surprise packet of the men’s Snowboard Halfpipe in Sochi, where he made his Olympic debut. The 18-year-old came ninth in a star-studded field that included defending Olympic Champion Shaun White.
Callister got into snowboarding in 2005 when he and his family moved from the Gold Coast to Oregon in the USA. He started competing in FIS races in both Snowboard Halfpipe and Slopestyle in 2010 and had his first podium finishes with back-to-back gold medals in both disciplines at the Rev Tour in at the start of 2012. The same year he made his World Cup debut in Cardrona, New Zealand, placing 13th in the Halfpipe.
The 22-year-old finished in the top-20 in all events during the 2016/17 World Cup season, his best results an eighth place at Mammoth Mountain and at the Olympic Test Event in Phoenix PyeongChang. The great nephew of the man who invented Vegemite placed 11th at the 2017 World Championships in Sierra Nevada, Spain and ended the season ranked 13th in the world. Johnstone will head into his second Olympic Games off a sixth place finish at the Mammoth Mountain Grand Prix.
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- 2014 Sochi – 9th (snowboard halfpipe)
- 6th – 2018 Grand Prix (Mammoth Mountain, USA)
- 19th – 2018 World Cup (Snowmass, USA)
- 23rd – 2017 World Cup (Copper Mountain, USA)
- 2017 Olympic Test Event Korea World Cup- 8th place.
- 2017 Mammoth Man Grand Prix- 8th place
- 2017 World Championships Spain 11th Place
Ben Wisner 2016-current
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