Rattlecat rattles the mountain on the weekend

Around 125 riders turned up to throw down the course, and the fastest man and fastest woman were crowned.

The second Rattlecat Cup rattled Red Mountain Resort on the weekend as the west’s best boarder-cross racers banked slalom action on Rossland’s snowy slopes.

Around 125 riders turned up to throw down the course, said co-organizer Candy Reynolds, which was in great shape despite the warm weather.

“It was fast and firm on Saturday and soft and ‘rippable’ on Sunday, perfect banked slalom conditions,” said event organizer Scott Reynolds.

Snowboarders of all ages and abilities were invited to compete.  The Rattlecat had such a good turnout that organizers were able to have more categories.

“There were some pretty fast times out there,” said Scott.

• 15 and under girls

1- Kayla Shepard (2:01.45)

2- Alina Stevens (2:04.42)

3- Shianne Michalchuk (2:16.10)

• 15 and under boys

1- Scott Griffioen (1:48.85)

2- Davis Thompson (1:57.74)

3- Jonathon Michalchuk (1:57.82)

• 35 and over ladies

1- Rachel Newton (1:54.30)

2- Mags Wadsworth (2:10.87)

3- Nicole Briggs (2:27.04)

• 35 and over guys

1- Caleb Demmler (1:48.96)

2- Scott Tymchyshyn (1:53.93)

3- Richar Unwin (1:55.04)

• Ladies switch

1- Stephanie Haines (2:12.22)

2- Hannah Bilodeau (2:51.87)

3- Myrica Hinich (3:04.63)

• Mens switch

1- Matthew Galina (1:56.42)

2- Tom Honey (1:59.15)

3- Pete Bas (2:02.24)

• Snowskate

1- Jesse Blackstaffe (2:21.49)

2- Dan Brett (2:36.89)

3- Tom Honey (3:01.53)

• 16-34 ladies

1- Stephanie Haines (1:46.53) -fastest woman

2- Hannah Bilodeau (1:48.92)

3- Myrica Hinich (1:49.04)

• 16-34 guys

1- Scott Heal (1:39.96) – fastest man

2- Tom Honey (1:41.02)

3- Austin White (1:41.33)

Check out Lawrence’s photos at http://events.blowupphoto.com.


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