Red Mountain Racers in race to finish

Three medals were mined by Red Mountain Racers at the Nancy Greene Ski League zone finals in Salmo two weeks ago.

Three medals were mined by Red Mountain Racers at the Nancy Greene Ski League zone finals in Salmo two weeks ago.

Chase Eagleton brought home a bronze in the slalom race and a gold in the giant slalom while Isabella Vockeroth-Fisher brought home bronze in giant slalom. In the team events the Red Mountain Racers captured silver.

There were 160 athletes on hand for the finals.

The Nancy Greene athletes have a spring break ski camp coming up March 20-22 which will wrap up their season.

U12 provincials

Last weekend the first U12 Interzone Provincial Championships were held at Big White. Athletes from all over the province gathered to compete in both slalom and giant slalom events.

The Red Mountain Racers had four athletes competing in this race series: Sage Stefani, Hanna Schulze, Heiko Ihns and Kristof Panke.

Giant slalom:

• Sage Stefani – 1st and 4th

• Hanna Schulze – 13th and 17th

• Heiko Ihns – 4th

• Kristof Panke – 5th

Slalom:

• Sage Stefani – 9th and 10th

• Hanna Schulze – 14th and 18th

• Heiko Ihns – 3rd and 6th

• Kristof Panke – 4th and 8th

This week

The Racers FIS Team is currently in the United States competing in races at the Mission Ridge, racing in slalom, giant slalom and super G races.

As well, the entire group of U14 athletes are away at Sun Peaks competing in the U14 provincial championships which get underway on Friday, March 14.

Upcoming events

The U16 athletes will be completing in the CANAM Westerns March 17-23 at Apex Mountain. Six athletes will be attending the speed camp leading up to the competition and five athletes will be competing in the race series.

The races will see approximately 250 competitors from Western Canada and the United States. This is an event for which you must qualify and, as such, the calibre of racing is very high.

 

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