Alpine racers make the podium

Local racers bring in a medal haul after hitting the slopes at Red Mountain this past weekend.

Picture from left to right - Ethan Blair

Picture from left to right - Ethan Blair

Four members of the Kimberley Alpine Team (KAT) travelled to Red Mountain February 7th to -9th to compete in their second Kootenay Zone race of the year. Head coach, Jon Blair was ecstatic with his athletes’ performances as all athletes put in solid top 10 finishes.

Zoe Chore led the U16 girls earning gold medals in the slalom and giant slalom races. Her teammate Katie Clark also had two top ten finishes with solid giant slalom runs both days earning her two 9th place finishes.

The U 14 boys also had podium and top 10 finishes in the slalom and giant slalom. Jamie Casselman won both U14 slalom races and earned a gold and silver medal in the giant slalom event. Teammate Ethan Blair was close behind Casselman in the giant slalom earning a bronze medal and a 4th place finish. Blair also had two top 10 finishes in the slalom placing 5th and 6th.

The U 16 girls will now be training hard for provincials and will travel to Prince George next week to compete in slalom, giant slalom and super G events. The U14 boys will be getting ready for BC Winter Games which takes place in Hemlock Valley Resort Feb 21st to 23rd.

KAT’s Nancy Greene Racers travelled to Fairmont to compete in the Helen Bavin Invitational Race. Fourteen athletes, some who had never competed before, raced the dual giant slalom course. KAT’s team placed second!

KAT’s All Mountain Program (AMP) athletes went to Nelson for the West Kootenay Whitewater Regional Freeski Comp. Conor Sinclair finished in the top twenty amongst a strong field of skiers.

Former Kimberley Alpine Team Members are also doing well across Canada and the USA. India Sherret competed in skier cross events last week at Copper Mountain, Colorado. She placed 2nd and 3rd in the two Nor Am events and 2nd in both USASA events.

Meanwhile Rebecca Bermel and Gina Norton are at Mt Ste. Anne, Quebec for the Nor Am Speed Series. They have completed their first training run in downhill and Rebecca placed 15th and Gina 20th. Rebecca had the fastest speed time at the interval of 110 km/hr.

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