The 2017 slalom season began this weekend for Ryan Westley and Joe Clarke at the Oceania Championships, New Zealand. After a summer of success for Joe in the form of a gold medal at Rio 2016, the Oceania Championships would provide an excellent post-Olympic platform to perform.
With a strong field in both the C1M and K1M, it was going to be challenging to medal. However with strong runs from both Ryan and Joe, two medals were in the bag! Congratulations to both Ryan and Joe, who have started their 2017 season with a bang.
Gold - Ryan Westley - C1M
Silver - Joe Clarke - K1M
Photos credit: Joe Clarke, Megan Westley