Paralympic Snowboarder
 
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Ben has now competed on the World Cup Circuit for 6 years and is regarded as one of the fiercest competitors on tour. Following his Paralympic Games debut in Sochi, Ben was invited to compete in the first ever Adaptive Boardercross event at the 2015 Winter X Games in Aspen, an exclusive competition. In 2016, Ben returned to finish 3rd at the X Games, winning the first medal of his career, an achievement that ranks amongst the highlights of his career.

Ben competed at the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic Games, becoming the 1st Australian to consecutively be the youngest on the team at two Paralympic Games.

Most recently, in the 2018/19 season, Ben had a breakout year. He won the Crystal Globe (overall leader) in Banked Slalom and overall second in Boardercross. He took Silver in the 2019 World Championships and throughout the season won 4 x Gold, 2 x Silver and 3 x Bronze medals at World Cup events. Ben also placed a close 4th at Dew Tour and didn’t get a result below 4th place.

 
 
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"I love the adrenaline it gives you. You always feel pumped on a snowboard, ready to do anything that comes in your way.”

Ben Tudhope

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results

Overall

- 2018/19 season World Cup Champion/ Crystal Globe Winner in Banked Slalom

- 2018/19 season overall 2nd in Boardercross 

 Gold:

- Banked Slalom World Cup, La Molina Spain, March 2019

- Boardercross World Cup, La Molina Spain, March 2019

- 2x Banked Slalom World Cup, Ski Dubai, November 2018

 Silver: 

- Boardercross World Championships, Pyha Finland, March 2019 

- Boardercross World Cup, La Molina Spain, March 2019

- Boardercross World Cup, Pyha Finland, December 2018 

- Banked Slalom NZ Winter Games/ World Cup, September 2017

 Bronze:

- Boardercross World Cup, Klovsjo Sweden, April 2019

- Banked Slalom World Cup, La Molina Spain, March 2019

- Banked Slalom World Cup, Landgraaf Netherlands, November 2018

- Boardercross, X Games Aspen USA, January 2016

4th: 

- Banked Slalom World Championships, Pyha Finland, March 2019 

- Banked Slalom Dew Tour, Breckenridge USA, December 2018

- Boardercross, Paralympic Test event, Pyeongchang Korea, March 2017

7th:

- Banked Slalom, Pyeongchang Paralympic Games, March 2018

10th:

- Boardercross, Pyeongchang Paralympic Games, March 2018

 

“Ben is an emerging star on the Snowboard scene and presents himself in a manner, on and off the board, which shows exactly the kind of character required to be a champion. Ben is stamping his authority in the sport and has the building blocks to future success in any direction his career leads.”

Bonnie Elliot - Sport Australia Hall of Fame Operations Manager