E-News: Nancy Greene-Nat Bosa Award | Application deadline February 28
Nancy Greene-Nat Bosa Award | Application deadline February 28
Nancy Greene – Nat Bosa Bursary: Nancy Greene played an instrumental role in starting the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club (which merged into WMSC) and in supporting the Canadian junior skier development program. Nancy has continued to be a great supporter of ski racing in Canada over the years. Nat Bosa and his companies have provided the Whistler Mountain Ski Club and the Blackcomb Ski and Snowboard Club with financial assistance for the construction of both ski cabins and have continued to support WMSC and our athletes over the years.
To recognize the tremendous contributions of Nancy and Nat in support of ski racing in Whistler the Whistler Mountain Ski Club created the Nancy Greene/Nat Bosa Bursary. These funds are intended to contribute towards coaching fees, travel expenses, equipment costs and other expenses related to the development of our ski racers. To qualify an athlete must be active in a Club program (U18/U21, U16, U14, U12), BC Team or National Team. The Board of Directors has appointed a committee to administer the Bursary and athletes should submit their requests, in confidence, to the committee by the end of February. Awards are announced in March and funds applied to the recipient’s racer account. Award criteria include perceived financial need, program costs, the athlete’s character and skill level, and parental volunteerism.
Apply to firstname.lastname@example.org . The deadline is February, 28.
World Cup Corner | By Roman Torn
With the World Championships next week, it was a light weekend of racing with only Men’s DH and SGS taking place at Garmish. Women had the weekend off.
Racing on a shortened course due to very mild temperatures and soft conditions made conditions tough for all, especially later numbers. This course is deceivingly tough with the last left corner before the finishing stretch being a good indicator of who has any legs left.
Tough day for the Canadians running in the back with WMSC’s Broderick Thompsen pulling out the best finish coming 32 just out of the points starting way back in 54th. Good effort considering the conditions. Others started 43,44,48.
Winning run, super solid, very strong outside ski.
Don’t usually show crashes but this is great example of a racer that walked away from a fall thanks to netting doing exactly what it was supposed to do. This is what you do not want to do just before a jump.
Joseph Ferstel, Germany
The Super G the next day saw another day where soft conditions made it challenging for late starters to contend. Good day racing though for WMSC’s James Crawford and Brodie Seger coming in 19th and 21st respectively . Brodie starting 38th was one of the only later numbers to come in the points. Watch this really solid run at 1:33:44. Broderick Thompsen once again coming 32.
Winning run by the SGS points leader.
Extra Training Days | Available Thursdays-Saturday | Registration Opens on Sunday late afternoon and Closes Tuesdays at midnight
Extra training days are available as below and are subject to availability. Pricing U12-U14 $75/day and U16-U21 $80/day.
❖ U12 Sunday Athletes can sign up for Fridays and/or Saturdays
❖ U12 Core Athletes can sign up for Fridays
❖ U14-U21 Core Athletes can sign up for Thursdays and/or Fridays
❖ U14-U21 Core Plus Athletes can sign up for Thursdays