Duncan Campbell

Duncan competes in the discipline of snowboardcross and made his World Cup debut in 2015. He was selected to the NZ Team for the 2018 Olympic Winter Games. Duncan trains at The Remarkables in Queenstown and also enjoys a few days at Cardrona Alpine Resort during the NZ winter, and in Austria for the northern hemisphere season. 

Disciplines: Boardercross

Hometown: Queenstown

Career highlights: 2018 Winter Olympian; 5th place 2017 World Champs, Sierra Nevada; 10th place World Cup, Veysonnaz, Switzerland, March 2015

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Biography

A skier from the age of three, Duncan was keen to take up snowboarding but at that time his local resort wouldn't allow kids to take snowboarding lessons until the age of seven. He made the switch to snowboarding as soon as he turned seven.

It was a chance meeting on the chairlift at Cardrona with 'the boss of cross' American racer Seth Wescott that inspired Duncan to try the gravity cross discipline. He loved the speed and adrenaline of racing and soon began posting promising results. 

By 2015 Duncan had made it on to the World Cup circuit.  As one of the youngest competitors Duncan finished 10th at the first race of the World Cup tour in Switzerland in a field which included the Olympic silver medallist and 2015 World Championships runner-up. Duncan also claimed silver medals at a junior FIS race in Austria and a NorAM in Canada and 6th at the National Junior Champs in Canada. 

Duncan finished the 2016/17 season by placing fifth at the  Sierra Nevada 2017 FIS Freestyle Ski and Snowboard World Championships in Spain. He was selected to compete for the NZ team at the 2018 Olympic Winter Games In PyeongChang, South Korea where he finished 37th.

Check out more of Duncan's FIS results here, or follow him on social media.

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