Aussie Michaela Davis-Meehan scores wildcard for Freeride World Tour

The North Face athlete, Michaela Davis-Meehan

The Freeride World Tour has announced Australian snowboarder Michaela Davis-Meehan as a season wildcard for 2023 competition.

Davis-Meehan commenced her Freeride World Tour journey on the Freeride World Qualifiers back in 2016 and competed for three years before securing a place on the 2020 Freeride World Tour.

Her rookie year saw her take a first place podium in Ordino Arcalis and a second place podium at Hakuba and Fierberbrunn, finishing second on the leader board at the end of the tour.

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Her following 2021 season was not as successful and saw her drop out of the tour, returning to the Freeride World Tour Qualifiers earlier this year with podium placements.

“This is such an awesome surprise! I’m super stoked to give the Tour another crack, and I can’t wait to get sendy and see what I can bring to the FWT this time around” said Davis Meehan when told of her wildcard.

Will we have an Aussie in the top three at the end of the tour? We hope so. Watch this space.

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Rachael Oakes-Ash is the name behind @misssnowitall and the founder of SnowsBest.com. A long time travel and lifestyle journalist and ski writer, she's been published in ESPN, TIME, Wallpaper*, Action Asia, Inside Sport, Australian Financial Review, Emirates Open Skies, Conde Nast Traveler and more. She was the Fairfax snow blogger from 2007 to 2017 and the Southern Hemisphere editor for OnTheSnow. Rachael is also a documentary producer, author, radio announcer and humorist.