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Mr Beau-James Wells

Jul 032018

For Beau-James Wells, skiing runs deep within the family. His big brother Jossi Wells came in fourth at the 2014 Sochi Olympics. Beau-James and his other brother, Jackson, followed suit in the 2018 PyeongChang Games. Though Beau may not yet have the winning streak of big brother Jossi, he has more Olympic experience, having competed in both Sochi and South Korea in 2014 and 2018, respectively, as well as notable finishes on other circuits.

To truly get an idea of just how beloved Beau-James Wells is in his home country of New Zealand, all you have to do is take note of how he was chosen as the official flag bearer at the 2018 PyeongChang Winter Olympics opening ceremonies. The PyeongChang Olympics were a follow up for Beau-James from the 2014 games, where he placed sixth in the halfpipe - a notable feat considering he was still a teenager at the time. Beau-James' other notable accomplishment came in 2017, when he finished 10th in New Zealand's Winter Games and took sixth at the Copper Mountain World Cup. While these finishes may not have been podium placements, when you take into consideration that Beau-James was riding with an ACL injury, it's incredible that he even competed at all.

 

Beau has already established himself as a fan favorite, make sure to keep your eye on this Kiwi as it might only be a matter of time before he cements himself in New Zealand winter sport lore.

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