Alana Brittin leads Nordic team at B.C. Championships in Kelowna

This past weekend, the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Team took to the trails at Telemark Nordic in Kelowna for the 2014 Teck BC Championships.

Alana Brittin races to victory at the B.C. Nordic Championships in Kelowna last weekend.

By Matt Smider/Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

This past weekend, the Revelstoke Nordic Ski Team took to the trails at Telemark Nordic in Kelowna for the 2014 Teck BC Championships. 598 competitors took part in the three-day event, including skiers from Alberta, Ontario and five US states. Revelstoke Nordic was well represented with 29 skiers gracing the start line, helping the club finish sixth place out of the 14 B.C. clubs vying for the B.C. Championships Club Trophy.

The event began with Friday’s Mass Start Free technique on Telemark’s notoriously hilly courses. The following Revelstoke skiers earned top results:

Lillian Vickers, 4th Atom Girls 3

Natalia Morrone, 4th, Atom Girls 2

Alexandra Luxmoore, 4th Pee Wee Girls 2

Nelson Luxmoore, 4th Bantam Boys 1

Elizabeth Elliott, 3rd Midget Girls 2

Alana Brittin, 4th Midget Girls 2

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On Saturday, skiers participated in an Interval Start Classic technique race. Alana Brittin led the way for Revelstoke, earning a B.C. Championship with a commanding 29-second victory in the Midget Girls 5.4-kilometre race. Here are some highlights from local skiers:

Lillian Vickers, 5th Atom Girls 3

Isobel Wilson, 2nd Atom Girls 2

Natalia Morrone, 3rd Atom Girls 2

Maeve MacLeod, 5th Pee Wee Girls 1

Elliot Wilson, 3rd Pee Wee Boys 2

Francesco Morrone, 5th Pee Wee Boys 2

Nelson Luxmoore, 4th Bantam Boys 1

Simon Blackie, 5th Midget Boys 1

Alana Brittin, 1st Midget Girls 2

Beth Granstrom, 5th Midget Girls 2

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On Sunday, two Revelstoke teams made the podium in the Free Technique Relay:

3rd in Pee Wee Boys, “Hop, Skip & Jump” – Francesco Morrone, Alexandra Luxmoore and Elliot Wilson

3rd in Midget Girls, “Spicy Beef Sauce” – Elizabeth Elliott, Beth Granstrom and Alana Brittin

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Finally, the B.C. Championships Awards Banquet was held at the Peachland Community Center on Saturday evening. Six Revelstoke skiers received Aggregate Awards for their overall performance in the BC Cup Series:

Alexandra Luxmoore, 3rd Pee Wee Girls 2

Nelson Luxmoore, 3rd Bantam Boys 1

Simon Blackie, 3rd Midget Boys 1

Alana Brittin, 3rd Midget Girls 2

Emily Suchy, 1st Para Nordic Sit Ski Women

Rory Luxmoore, 2nd Masters Men 40–49

The BC Championships marks this season’s last major competition for Revelstoke skiers. Revelstoke Nordic Coach Matt Smider is proud of his skiers’ accomplishments and very pleased with the season.

“We have had some outstanding results this season!” Smider said. “However, it is an equally important accomplishment to see how many young skiers are now hooked on our great sport and having a blast training and competing with their friends. With our major competitions behind us, March is a great month to have some carefree fun on the skinny skis.”

 

 

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