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Canada once again won the Nations’ title at the Whistler Cup ahead of the USA and Japan, thanks in part to the hard work of six Revelstoke ski racers. Sara-Jo Howatt, Emily Unterberger, Callum Hicks, Mitch Smith, Max Scharf and Lachlan Hicks were among the 450 skiers from 25 countries hosted at the international children’s race.
There were many personal bests achieved by the racers of the Revelstoke Ski Club this weekend. Three different series took place: the Okanagan zone finals for the kinder and J1 athletes, the western Canadian finals for the FIS athletes, and the Canadian championships for Masters racers.
Four Revelstoke athletes recently competed in their national championships – alpine ski racers Mitch Smith, Emily Unterberger, Lachlan Hicks and Alix Petit all raced against the best skiers in the country. Unterberger, Smith and Hicks returned this weekend from the K2 Nationals in Collingwood, Ontario. Petit is just finishing up her eight-day series at the Canadian Championships in Nakiska, Alberta, where she competed against the country’s best – World Cup and Olympic skiers.
Fresh off a silver medal at the Western Canadian Championships for K1 (11-12 years), Callum Hicks completed his medal collection with a gold and a bronze at the Provincial Championships. Held Mar. 18–20 at Mount Washington, the event hosted over 150 young racers from all over British Columbia.
The Nancy Greene Zone Finals were great fun for all who participated this weekend at RMR. Young skiers came from as far away as Penticton, Kamloops and Vernon to race in a dual GS on Saturday (five to eight-year-olds) and a Kombi on Sunday (nine to 11-year-olds). The races went off without a hitch and the visiting racers (and parents!) got a taste of how lucky we are to have a world-class mountain in our backyard. The Revelstoke Ski Club would like to thank its sponsors and in particular Revelstoke Mountain Resort for all its support in preparation for and during the races.
Peter Behncke proved he can perform under pressure this week while competing…
Emily Unterberger had a great weekend in Whistler – she came home with two fifth places at the Provincial Speed Championships. Unterberger was close behind two girls from Whistler and two from Fernie in both Super G races. Teammate Shayna Seyl had a strong showing in her first speed event with a 39th, but did not finish the second race.
Revelstoke music lovers rejoice! You no longer need to wait until July to hear great live music somewhere other than in a bar. Slated to be a monthly affair, Revelstoke’s first coffee house was a huge success, hosted on Saturday night by the Revelstoke Folk Music Society at the Revelstoke United Church.
Peter Behncke of the Revelstoke Ski Club received a once-in-a-lifetime phone call…