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The ABOM Mogul Challenge has been drawing a world-class field of Olympians and World Cup competitors to Mt Buller since the late 80s. There are few events so colourful, legendary and long lasting and Mt Buller is prepping for a big 30th birthday bash to mark this milestone in the iconic mogul event’s history.
The field for the 2018 ABOM Mogul Challenge is notable with PyeongChang Olympic silver medallist Matt Graham expected to wow the crowd. Matt has an impressive ABOM record, winning the event an amazing 6 times, and will no doubt be the skier to beat in the men’s field.
Another athlete to watch is local bumps specialist Jakara Anthony who delivered an inspiring 4th place at the recent Winter Olympics and like Graham comes direct to the event from the National Mogul Championships held at Perisher this week.
The line-up for the event boasts a total of 6 Australian athletes from the recent Olympic Winter Games in Pyeongchang, Korea, with competitors also in action from the Czech Republic, Great Britain, Japan and Korea. All will be battling hard for the $8000 prize pool, with $2000 equal prize money going to the top male and female placegetters in the FIS Open division.
The action takes place on Mt Buller’s legendary bumps run on Chamois which is home the aerial and freestyle Olympic Training Centre.
One the highlights of the day’s competition is the dual mogul races which are expected to be fast, impressive and tightly timed with just fractions of seconds between the contenders.
The event is on Saturday 1 September on Mt Buller’s Chamois ski run with the Open Women and Legends from 10.50am, FIS Open Men and Legends from 12.25pm.
The robust dual Mogul Finals are expected to be a thrilling finale to the day at 2pm.
Bolle and the Bank of Queensland are proud to support the event with trophies and prizes that will be presented at the ABOM Moosehead Bar at 5.30pm.
Celebrations will continue into the night with the official after party at Moosehead in the ABOM from 8.30pm
For more information on the event including start lists and schedule visit: www.abommogulchallenge.com
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