Sports

Red Mountain Racers preparing for races in Rossland

This weekend, the Red Mountain Racers will be hosting the Teck U14 and U16 Zone GS event in Rossland.

The event features two races on Saturday and two on Sunday.

Racing in the event is Jane Andison (U14) from Rossland. Andison is undefeated this season with four wins under her belt.

Also competing is Castlegar native Heiko Ihns (U12) who has been on the podium for all four of his events, and Kristoff Panke from Davenport, Washington with three podium finishes so far.

Andison, 13, came away with a clean sweep at the Whitewater U12-U16 Zone Slalom Race in January, while Heiko Ihns, 10, won three of four races, with one silver.

Andison and Ihns headlined a stellar performance of Red Mountain Racers at the Whitewater event: 20 Red Mountain racers: 32 top 10 finishes, 9 gold medal performances, 5 silver performances, 4 bronze medal performances.

“I felt really nervous, but by the last race, I was really pumped and ready to go for it.” said Andison, and, when asked by a younger racer what it is like to be on the podium, she said: “It is a great feeling and you feel like you’ve accomplished something special.”

The Giant Slalom this weekend is Andison’s next race.  “I just want to ski as aggressively as I can.”

Danny Larrui Altadill, Gavin Patterson, Vasily Koltsov and Kristof Panke also had multiple podium finishes.

Full results are on the B.C. Alpine site.

 

We encourage an open exchange of ideas on this story's topic, but we ask you to follow our guidelines for respecting community standards. Personal attacks, inappropriate language, and off-topic comments may be removed, and comment privileges revoked, per our Terms of Use. Please see our FAQ if you have questions or concerns about using Facebook to comment.

You might like ...

The history that lies beneath the grass and leaves
 
LETTER: E-cigarettes are just as bad as real ones
 
SEEDS gala luncheon
Pen High Lakers digging for more wins
 
Pinnacles under-14 defeat Terrace for Slurpee Cup
 
COLUMN: Work on your platform
Shootout victory for Nelson
 
Ice win banner tournament
 
Local skater ranked second in province after competition

Community Events, October 2014

Add an Event




Read the latest eEdition

Browse the print edition page by page, including stories and ads.

Oct 23 edition online now. Browse the archives.