It’s one thing to win a World Series game at Fenway Park. The Red Sox have done it several times.
But to conquer a 140-foot-tall, 430-foot long snowboard jump to win the women’s Big Air competition at Fenway — well, only Julia Marino has done that.
The 18-year-old Westporter wowed the Boston crowd last night — and a national NBC Sports audience — with her very impressive 3-jump, 169.25-point performance.
NBC’s announcers were gushing in their praise. Male or female — Marino was very impressive, they said.
It was her 1st time ever in Fenway. She arrived late, not knowing until the night before that she’d be competing.
“I was so stoked,’’ she said. “I was so happy actually to be able to put down my runs and win. This is an amazing place to have a snowboarding contest. It’s definitely the coolest, most creative place to have a contest because it’s so unique. There’s never been anything like this. It’s just a big jump in the middle of a baseball stadium and that’s pretty cool to say.’’
Next up: Quebec Big Air.
And after that: Perhaps the 2018 Winter Olympics, in Korea.