Remarkable Wells

Wanaka skier Jossi Wells, 19, won a silver at the 100% Pure New Zealand Winter Games at the Remarkables in Queenstown for the freeski slopestyle event. Wells has a big profile in the United States thanks largely to a silver medal at the most recent Winter X Games. Take it from gold medalist in the event American Thomas Wallisch, Wells is big news overseas. “Jossi’s huge in the States – the X Games and the Dew Tour. I’ve known that name for a while now,” Wallisch said. “He’s definitely a huge name around the world in skiing.” Wells is hoping this Winter Games, which is a New Zealand first and has attracted several Olympic and X Games champions to the slopes of Central Otago, will make him a bit better recognised in his own country. “I’m kind of bigger in the States than I am here in New Zealand. This event is definitely cool to get my profile out there a bit more.”


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All Blacks Torch Ireland to Reach World Cup Semis

All Blacks Torch Ireland to Reach World Cup Semis

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