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Snowstorm is a member of the Snowballs.

HistoryEdit

Pre-Marble LeagueEdit

Snowstorm grew up in Hailfern, a small city on the northeast coast of North America. Snowstorm attended the local school where he met future teammates Snowflake and Snowblast through the school's snowtubing club. In fact, he would become part of Snowflake's Hailfern ski team.

The ski team were once competing in the regional finals in Blancouver when Snowflake received news that her father had died in an avalanche. She dropped out of the competition and returned home. Snowstorm and Snowblast reached out to the other teams to raise support for Snowflake. The Blancouver team, headed up by Snow and Snowy, donated their fundraising proceedings from hosting to Snowflake and her mother.

Several months later, the Blancouver team visited Hailfern for a competition. Snowstorm, along with Snow and Snowy visited Snowflake who had dropped out of school and the ski team to help her mother run the ski lift. They reminisced about their previous competitions and went out onto the slopes, spending the day rolling together and they promised to meet up again.

After Snowstorm gradated, they attended the University of Snoronto along with Snow, Snowy and Snowflake. They went on to compete with each other in marble sports, naming themselves the Snowballs. They became rivals with the university's other major team, the Gliding Glaciers who came from the island city of Guuk.[1]

2016Edit

The Snowballs became one of the most popular university teams on the continent which led to them getting an invite to Marble League 2016. The Snowballs started off Marble League 2016 by earning themselves one point in the first event, Balancing and a technical bronze medal in Event 2, the Relay Race, due to a defect in their lane. However, the team only earned eight more points throughout the remaining events and finished in a disappointing fourteenth place. Snowstorm helped the team win 2 points in Precision Slalom.[1]

2017Edit

The team returned for the Marble League 2017 Qualifiers with high hopes. However, even though the team managed to earn 13 points in the first two events (Snowstorm earning 8 of them in the second event, the Sand Race), they failed to get any in the final two events, finishing joint 13th with the Kobalts, missing out on qualification for Marble League 2017. The team convened after their failure and decided to, after watching some of Marble League 2017, to get some more practice by competing as an exhibition team in the MFC Championship League which they had heard about from the Balls of Chaos. During this time, the Arctic Corporation built the Arctic Circle stadium and training facilities for the team. During the fall of 2017, Jelle and Dion Bakker as well as Greg Woods visited the stadium during their world tour. They liked the stadium so much they offered the Snowballs the chance to host Marble League 2018.The team accepted and automatically qualified for the competition, becoming the first team to host a Marble League.[1]

2018Edit

The team recruited Snowblast to be their reserve member for the start of the Marble League 2018 Friendly Round, a new exhibition tournament for the pre-qualified teams. The team won the tournament, coming first in two of the three events.

The Snowballs started Marble League 2018 with a 4th place finish in Event 1, the 5 Meter Ice Dash and a 9th place finish for Snowstorm in Event 2, the Ski Jump. However, the team fell apart in Event 3, the Halfpipe, coming in last place. By the end of the 4th event, Bobsled, the team was in 13th place. However, a bronze medal for Snowflake in Speed Skating followed by the team's first gold medal in Team Pursuit and a fourth place finish in the Snow Rally moved the team into second place. The team stayed in the top half of the standings for the rest of the tournament and earned 30 more points in the final events finishing in seventh overall, Snowstorm earning 6 of them in the Snowboard Cross. However, their successes were marred by tragedy when a blizzard caused an avalanche destroyed the Arctic Circle and severely damaged the team's training facilities during a break before the final event. The IMC decided to move the final event, the Sand Mogul Race to the Bakker Bowl.

The Snowballs began rebuilding the stadium after taking part in the 100 Meter Water Race and the Amazing Maze Marble Race where they came second to last.[1]

2019Edit

Their troubles continued into the Marble League 2019 Qualifiers. In the first three events they only managed to earn seven points and sat in eighteenth. In the final event, the Underwater Race, Snow came in eighth earning 11 points but it was not enough to qualify. The team finished in 18th overall. Afterwards Snowflake made a comment suggesting the conditions were unfair, which drew scrutiny from the Oceanics who were hosting Marble League 2019. The team dropped the charges after being advised to by the Royal Family of Snoronto who had negotiated with the Royal Family of Dunduei on the topic.

When the Marble League Showdown 2019 was announced, the Snowballs started training in their newly repaired training facilities. The team did extremely well, winning three medals, one in every event apart from Collision, winning the overall competition and securing their place in the Marble League 2020 Qualifiers. The medals were a bronze for Snowstorm in the Sand Rally, a gold in the Funnel Race and a silver in Balancing.[1]

2020Edit

While training for Marble League 2020, it was announced that the Snowballs would be taking part in Marbula One Season 1, being represented by Snowy and Snowflake.[1]

AppearancesEdit

Competition Event Event Type Place Result Points
Marble League 2016 Balancing Team 8th 254 cm 1
Relay Race Team 4th* DNF 5
Collision Team 11th Heat Loss 0
High Jump Individual 12th X 0
Team Pursuit Team 9th 25.55 sec. 0
Precision Slalom Team 6th 18 pts 2
Quartet Diving Team 10th 31.77 pts 0
Marble League 2017 Qualifiers Relay Race Team 8th 10.71 sec. 5
Sand Race Individual 5th 26.19 sec. 8
Block Pushing Team 16th 52.0 cm 0
Marble League 2018 Friendly Round Curling Team 4th - 1
Halfpipe Team 1st 39.22 sec. 5
Marble League 2018 Ski Jump Individual 9th 114.6 cm 7
Halfpipe Team 16th 26.58 sec. 0
Bobsled Team 7th 14.43 sec. 9
Team Pursuit Team 1st 30.93 sec. 25
Snowboard Cross Individual 10th 52.56 sec. 6
Curling Team 12th Heat Loss 4
Biathlon Team 12th 24.77 sec. 4
Ice Hockey Team 10th Heat Loss 6
Amazing Maze Marble Race 2018 Maze Team 23rd Heat Loss -
Marble League 2019 Qualifiers Block Pushing Team 17th 90.0 cm 2
Relay Race Team 19th 13.63 sec. 1
Marble League Showdown 2019 Sand Rally Individual 3rd 2:14.56 12
Collision Team 6th Quarterfinal Loss 6
Balancing Team 2nd 395 cm 15

* Due to a track defect, the Snowballs were awarded a technical bronze medal.

ReferencesEdit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 Stynth (11th January 2020). RetRollSpective – Snowballs. Marble Sports.
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