Elizabeth Elliott (2nd) and Alana Brittin (1st) on the podium at Sovereign Lakes Okanagan Cup in Vernon

Every RNSC skier reaches top 10 at Okanagan Cup

Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club posts strong results at Okanagan Cup race at Sovereign Lake's near Vernon.

By Sarah Newton, Revelstoke Nordic Ski Club

Sovereign Lake’s Nordic trails offer a very different cross country skiing experience compared to what our racers train on in Revelstoke. Instead of the fierce climbing and descending that is the only option in Revelstoke, Sovereign’s trails are quite flat with a lot of turns.

It is a testament to the technical abilities of our team that they did so well this weekend. Sheer strength doesn’t get you as far when you are trying to race on flat terrain – technique wins out. And our skiers definitely won out!

Megan Evans, dominated the field with a win of well over a minute for the 10 kilometre race. Alana Brittin and Tayla Koerber both won gold, Simon Blackie won silver and Erik Brosch finished fifth.

Elizabeth Elliott kept her momentum from last weekend’s midget championships (where she won gold and bronze medals) with a silver medal in her skate race on Sunday. Nelson Luxmoore got his first ever medal in skate skiing with a bronze, and his sister Alexandra, not to be outdone, showed a strong sixth place finish for her first top 10 finish of the year.

Every Revelstoke skier had a top ten finish:

1.8 km free technique, mass start

Lillian Vickers, atom girls 4th

Nelson Luxmoore, peewee boys 3rd

Alexandra Luxmoore, peewee girls, 6th

Simon Blackie, bantam boys, 2nd

Erik Brosch, bantam boys, 5th

Frankie Howe, bantam girls, 5th

Hannah Vickers, bantam girls, 10th

5km free technique, mass start

Tayla Koerber, junior girls, 1st

Alana Brittin, midget girls, 1st

Elizabeth Elliott, midget girls, 2nd

Kate Granstrom, midget girls, 6th

Emily Suchy, sit ski, 5th midget girl

10 km free technique, mass start

Daniel Blackie, juvenile boys, 5th

Gordon Mason, junior boys, 5th

Megan Evans, junior girls, 1st

Bronte Viznaugh, junior girls, 5th

 

Just Posted

Snowfall warning issued for Highway 1 from Salmon Arm to Golden

Environment Canada says to expect 15-30 cm of snow by Thursday evening

Q and A with MLA Doug Clovechok for Columbia River Revelstoke

Columbia River Treaty, Three Valley Gap improvements, caribou, and invasive species were discussed

UPDATE: Highway 1 closed east of Revelstoke, set to reopen at 7:30 p.m.

Highway 1 is closed east of Revelstoke near the west entrance to… Continue reading

Cafe opens in U.S. named Revelstoke Coffee

The owners visited Revelstoke two years ago, loved it and decided to name their business after it

Revelstoke council to hear first proposed cannabis store application

Starbuds would be located at 109 Connaught Ave.

Man caught on camera allegedly trying to defraud ICBC

Auto-insurer warns B.C. drivers to record info after crashes

Warning issued as forecast calls for 20-foot waves in Tofino

Dangerous waves, strong currents and upper-shoreline flooding expected for Tofino-Ucluelet area

An 800-pound pig named Theodore needs a forever home, B.C. society says

‘Theodore is not destined to be somebody’s bacon’

Single-bridge option chosen to replace Highway 1 bridge in Sicamous

Five-lane span selected over plan with second bridge at Sicamous’ Main Street

Submissions sought for UBC Okanagan’s annual fiction competition

University’s annual short-story contest enters its 21st year

Teenager Alphonso Davies wins Canadian Men’s Soccer Player for the Year Award

Derek Cornelius and Chilliwack native, Jordyn Huitema were named Canadian Youth International Players of the Year

B.C. teen MMA fighter shows heart

Young Unity MMA competitors bring home Ws

2,000 Canadians died of an overdose in first 6 months of the year

New data from the Public Health Agency of Canada shows the crisis is not subsiding

Another B.C. city votes to ban single-use plastic bags

First six months of proposed ban would focus on education, not enforcement

Most Read