The 2015 Canadian Freeskiing Championships held at RED Mountain this past weekend yielded some good results for Rossland’s young skiers. In the female 7-11 year old category the first place finisher was Erin Flood of Rossland followed by Meadow Webber of Fruitvale and third place went to Alanna Meadus of Invermere.
In the Male 7-11 year olds, first place went to Xander Bankes of Rossland, second place to Bodhi Kuhn from Rossland, B.C. and third place from Vancouver B.C. was Lachlan Mcneill. In the female category ages 12-14 in first place was Anna Thomson from Seattle, Washington, in second place Samara Kuhn from Rossland B.C. and third place finisher was Olivia Mcneill from Vancouver.
The male 12-14 category was won by Leif Mumma of Palmer, Oregon, second place winner was Josh Gold from Tahoe City and the third place male was Troy Rozsypalek from Pemberton. In the Female 15-18 female category first place, from Vancouver, went to Carlene Loughlin, second place went to Fernie’s Andrea Byrne and third place went to Savannah Leishman of Nelson.
For the 15-18 male competitors, first place went to Tom Peiffer from West Vancouver, second place was Jackson Bathgate from Whistler, B.C. and third place went to his brother Cooper Bathgate.
Jeff Ashton From Castlegar, B.C. qualified in 27th place, and on the final day he landed his run clean, and got the third highest score in the finals. His final result was sixth place. He moved up 19 spots. Jona Caney’s first year in the big boys category land him a first place finish in the qualifying round. In the finals he had a huge crash and ended up in 30th place.
The next competition is at Whitewater Jan. 30 to Feb. 1.
The full results can be found at www.canadianfreeskiing.com.