Skier Bradley defies his age once again

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Young Newthorpe freestyle skier Bradley Fry has continued his impressive form by winning the English Slopestyle Championships at Manchester’s Chill Factore on Saturday.

Bradley was the winner in the under-12s section of the competition, made more remarkable by the fact he is still only nine-years-old.

The Greasley Beauvale Primary School pupil had recently been a silver medallist at the recent BRITS 2014 event in the French Alps.

In Saturday’s event, Bradley planned his two permitted runs and attacked them both, landing switch off the gas pipe and rainbow box features, then landing huge 360 mute grabs off the big kicker, emphasising his ability to land his tricks and not be fazed in competition.

The win came just a week after he had taken third place in the under-16s category at the Gloucester Go Big or Go Home event.

One of five finalists in the age group and competing against skiers almost six years older than him, his final two runs were again impressive as he ground a 10m rail perfectly to take third spot.

Last month, Bradley was again a winner at under-12 level as he won at the Kendal Ski Slope KJam in Cumbria, landing some excellent 540s off the big kicker to seal his success.

Dad Nick said: “Bradley has been having a lot of success over the past few weeks up and down the country as well as attending the Salomon Grom Camps at Tamworth’s Snowdome and Manchester’s Chill Factore.

“He is really looking forward to heading back up north this weekend for Bearsden’s Go Big or Go Home event in Glasgow.

“He would like to thank his sponsors Planks Clothing, Butta and Manchester’s Chill Factore for their help and support.”