The Revelstoke Noridc Ski Club’s team at the Haywood Ski Nationals gets dressed for the end-of-compettition banquet on Saturday. From left: Gordon Mason

Emily Suchy tops standings at Nordic skiing nationals

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club places 23 out of 63 teams at Ski Nationals behind strong performances by Emily Suchy and Evans' sisters.

By Matt Smider, Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

The nation’s top cross-country skiers were blessed with warm and sunny conditions for the 2013 Ski Nationals held at Whistler Olympic Park from the March 23–30. Seven skiers represented Revelstoke Nordic at the championship; including our newly crowned Para-Nordic Women Sit Skiing National Champion, Emily Suchy.

Also representing Revelstoke were Brittany Evans, Megan Evans, Bronte Viznaugh, Tayla Koerber, Daniel Blackie and Gordon Mason.

Conditions were surprisingly similar for all seven days of the event. Temperatures would hover just below zero overnight and rise to double digits in the sunshine come early afternoon. Sunscreen, shades, shorts and T-shirts were commonplace at Whistler Olympic Park. Event organizers did an excellent job ensuring the course held up in the warm conditions.

Revelstoke Nordic placed 22nd out of 63 teams in the overall aggregate standings, thanks to the following strong performances:

Emily Suchy

Para Nordic sit ski women 2.5km: 2nd

Para Nordic sit ski women 5km: 1st

Para Nordic sit ski women 700m sprint: 1st

Para Nordic sit ski women 7.5km mass start: 2nd

Brittany Evans

Open women team sprint relay (with Megan Evans): 8th

Junior women 5 km free: 8th

Open female 10 km classic: 58th

Junior women sprint: 15th

Junior women 20 km mass start free: 9th

Megan Evans

Open women team sprint relay (with Brittany Evans): 8th

Junior girls 5km free: 10th

Junior girls 10km classic: 23rd

Junior girls 1.2km Sprint: 30th

Junior girls 7.5km mass start free: 6th

Tayla Koerber

Challenge girls team sprint relay (with Bronte Viznaugh): 27th

Juvenile girls 5 km free: 44th

Juvenile girls 5 km classic: 33rd

Juvenile girls 1 km sprint: 58th

Juvenile girls 7.5 km mass start free: 19th

Bronte Viznaugh

Challenge girls team sprint relay (with Tayla Koerber): 27th

Junior girls 5km free: 47th

Daniel Blackie

Challenge boys 2x3x700m Team Sprint (with Gordon Mason): 39th

Juvenile boys 5 km individual free: 75th

Juvenile boys 7.5km classic: 70th

Juvenile boys 1 km Sprint: 71st

Juvenile boys 10km Mass Start Free: 55th

Gordon Mason

Challenge boys team sprint relay (with Daniel Blackie): 39th

Junior boys 10 km free: 81st

Junior boys 7.5 km classic: 57th

Junior boys 1.2 km sprint: 71st

Junior boys 15 km mass start free: 69th

The skiers are now enjoying a much-deserved rest after a highly successful ski season. All athletes would like to thank their families, coaches and local businesses that have supported them throughout this season. Keep an eye for roller skiers whizzing around town in the coming months.

 

 

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