This article was originally published on the Canadian Freestyle Ski Association's website.
Aerialist Travis Gerrits finished in 12th place at the 2015 FIS Freestyle World Championships in Kreischberg, Austria.
Gerrits crashed on his landing in the first round of the finals to eliminate himself from medal contention. His total of 81.83 was not enough to qualify the Canadian for the next round of finals where the top-nine athletes competed.
“I have mixed feelings about my last jump in the finals,” said a disappointed Gerrits. “It was an amazing jump in the air, but unfortunately my body was too forward on the landing and I crashed. I had pretty high hopes for myself after finishing second at the World Championships in 2013. I’m a little frustrated and angry. There’s a lot of great jumpers out here and it’ll take a great performance to make it to the podium.”
There were 22 competitors overall competing in this year’s men’s event representing nine different countries.
Gerrits will go back home to Milton, Ontario for the next few days before heading to Quebec City training camp. The aerials team will compete in Lake Placid, New York between January 29-31 for the next stop of the 2015 FIS World Cup.