Freestyler Todd Heard stars on the slopes

While many sports fans are getting acquainted with freestyle skiing disciplines on TV during the Olympics, Duncan’s Todd Heard is living them.

Heard collected a medal and two top-10 results on the BC Timber Tour in Prince George last weekend, where he was one of seven skiers representing the Island.

Heard won a bronze medal in moguls, and finished in the top 10 in both slopestyle and big air.

Just a week earlier, Heard was in Ontario for the Canadian Open Series in halfpipe and slopestyle, competing against skiers of all ages, including semi-pros. After missing the finals in halfpipe, Heard managed a ninth-place result in slopestyle the following day. Heard will compete in the BC Winter Games, which begin on Feb. 20, followed by a competition at Silverstar in March.