FIS Race Report BC Cup Spring Series: 7 days of racing at Panorama
BC Cup Spring Series | April 1 – 7, 2022 | Panorama, BC.
Hill Conditions: Varied. Cold starts, warm finishes.
Weather Conditions: a bit of everything – sun, overcast, snow
Travel (how/any issues/long/ weather?): Jonny Kellock birthday tribute along the way.
Interesting Stories/Situations: 4th trip to Panorama this season.
Head Coach: Richard
Assistant Coaches: Henry & Sarah
Parents/Volunteers: Brownlies, Smiths, Jason Shorter, Cathy Husken, Susie Thomas, Rob Boyd, Patrick Maloney
Day 1 Event: SL on Hay Fever. Cold start, sunny skies to finish. Many DNFs. 50+% for Men, close to 50% for Women.
Ladies WMSC Top 3: Alexa B. 6th, Erin H. 23rd, Ella K. 24th, Kaitlyn M. 39th (MOST IMPROVED!).
WMSC: 1 Top 10, 3 Top 30! Field of 92 women.
Mens WMSC Top 3: Jasper S. 39th (MOST IMPROVED!), Nick M. 42nd.
Big field of 103 racers with CAST and BCST in the mix.
Day 2 Event: SL on Hay Fever. Snowy start, sunny finish.
Ladies: Alexa 7th, Erin 17th, Ella 21st, Kaitlyn 45th (MOST IMPROVED – AGAIN!).
1 Top 10, 3 Top 30 REPEAT!
Mens: Sascha 26th, Felix 34th, Jasper 44th.
Day 3 Event: GS on Old Timer. Overcast skies, hill in good shape.
Ladies: Alexa 19th, Erin 26th, Izzy 29th.
All WMSC ladies finished both runs! 3 in the Top 30.
Mens: Sascha 22nd, Adam 41st, Felix 54th.
CAST sweep of the podium.
Day 4 Event: GS on Old Timer. Snowy!
Ladies: Alexa 7th, Ella 12th, Erin 14th.
3 in the Top 30, 1 in the Top 10! Very tough course with 35 DNFs on the 1st run.
Mens: Sascha 22nd, Adam 41st, Felix 54th.
Day 5 Event: SG on Old Timer.
This event was the NATIONALS SG.
Ladies: Erin 30th, Jacqui 33rd, Izzy 35th.
Mens: Sascha 18th, Adam 35th, Jack & Felix tied for 48th.
Sascha made the podium in U19! 3rd place – WELL DONE!!
Day 6 Event: SG on Old Timer.
Ladies: Erin 24th, Ries 40th, Jacqui 41st.
Mens: Sascha 18th, Adam 29th, Felix 34th.
2nd day in a row, all men made it across the finish line – no small feat!
Day 7 Event: SG on Old Timer.
Ladies: Ella 9th, Erin 29th, Jacqui 38th.
Another Top 10 for the ladies! As well, all the ladies made it across the finish line!
Mens: Sascha 28th, Felix 25th, Adam 40th.
BC CUP POINTS Season End results: Erin 2nd, Alexa 3rd, Sascha 2nd.
For complete results please go to http://bcalpine.com/news/Liz Brownlie, email@example.com
From COACH RICHARD:“The WMSC has had a successful campaign at Panorama for the BC Cup Finals. The series consisted of 2 Slalom starts 2 GS starts and 3 Super G starts. This series was a highly competitive block of races that include our National Championship SG event. In attendance was an international field, most of Canada’s fastest skiers from the provincial ski teams from BC, Alberta and Ontario and including many of our National team athletes from both men’s and the women’s teams. Our WMSC athletes put in some great performances on challenging slopes, including the local test piece slalom track Hayfever. Conditions have been excellent partly due the work that went into the race surface from hosting the World Junior Championships just a few weeks earlier. This made for some great racing where our athletes got to test themselves against some the countries fastest skiers. Skiing with the WMSC alumni who are now currently on the Canadian Alpine Ski Team and the BC Ski Team I know has been an inspiration to our athletes and has brought some the best WMSC performances of the season.
The season is not over yet as some racers will be jumping over to the Great Divide to race at The Alberta Cup Finals where there will be some more great racing at Nakiska, AB, the host site of Canada’s first winter Olympic Games.”
“Panorama is a lot nicer when the temperature isn’t -30 degrees.” Felix.
“Superstition before a race is you have to eat a celebration cookie with peanut butter. Because you are celebrating the new victory. Unexpected highlight of the trip was crashing the last gate and straddling the first gate.” Ries & Ella.
“Where better to finish the season than where we started?” Jasper.
“Your future needs you.” “Progress over perfection in any area of life.” Kaitlyn & Erin
“The best part about going away for races is to do your best race day, learn from your mistakes, try and fix them the next day and have fun travelling to new places with friends.” Nick, Alec & Yuki.
“The best part of going away for races is truly building that ‘second family’ in that since when we’re away all we have is our team and that’s who we rely on. And it is easy to do that because we have all know each other for a long time.” Jacqui.
“There’s a lot more snow than the first Pano camp.” Jack.