U14 Golden at Cypress
It was a picture-perfect weekend for the U14’s Teck Zone Race on Vancouver’s’ Cypress Mountain. The Cypress Ski Club, along with their efficient ROC, coaches and athletes hosted some fun and challenging SL and GS races. Firm snow conditions made for some fair racing and allowed the usual suspects to reach the podium while some new up and comers made great strides up the results sheet.
In the SL WMSC athletes took three of the 6 podium spots with Alexa Brownlie winning both runs in the ladies’ race for the Gold, Cypress Ski Clubs’ Gaia Fameli was 2nd and Maeve Pretty from Grouse took 3rd. On the men’s side, WMSC’s Felix Shorter took the win, teammate Milan Novak was 2nd and Graeme Eder from Grouse was 3rd.
Sunday’s GS race had an even stronger showing from the WMSC athletes, taking eight of the top ten spots on the ladies’ side. WMSC’s Alexa Brownlie again took top honors, teammate Isabelle Bexton was 2nd and Grouse athlete Maeve Pretty was 3rd. The WMSC men took six of the top ten spots and swept the podium in the process! Felix Shorter took home his second gold of the weekend, Alec Waldrum pulled up from 4th place in the first run to finish 2nd and Milan Novak ended up 3rd.
“Our U14’s represented WMSC very well,” commented Lead Coach Henry Yeigh, “they acted like champions, enjoyed themselves and had a fun time over all. I was impressed with the way our athletes stepped up on a tough hill, especially for Slalom”.
The U14’s next big event will be the Provincial Championships in Purden Mountain, Prince George.