At 17 years young, Flow Snowboarding team athlete Erik Bastiaansen of the Netherlands took home gold at the 19th FIS Junior World Championships Yabuli, China. Bastiaansen edged out the Kiwi from New Zealand Carlos Garcia Knight by only a fraction (.25) of a point. Bastiaansen is only the second Dutch rider to claim a junior world title.
“At every competition this season I was on stage, but to win here I did not expect it” said Bastiaansen. “I was hoping (to win) of course, but I was just glad I was in the final.”