Contributed by the Revelstoke Ski Club
This past weekend the Revelstoke Ski Club and Revelstoke Mountain Resort hosted alpine racers from across the Okanagan as well as competitors from the Hemlock Ski Club and the Windermere Valley Ski Club for the Okanagan zone finals. With more than 150 racers, the weekend was busy and fun filled.
The lower portion of Hollywood was the run of choice for slalom on Saturday. The volunteers loaded the lifts early to prepare the track for the K2 racers who were scheduled to run first.
Max Scharf of Revelstoke completed two clean runs to earn the gold medal, with team-mate Callum Hicks earning the bronze.
The 9- & 10-year-olds made their first experience at a Kinder level race and shared the K1 course. In the E2 category Jenna Knight topped the Revelstoke girls with a 5th place and Aleks Klassen the boys with a 5th finish as well.
Sunday’s event was all about fun as racers had the opportunity to go head to head in the dual paneled slalom course. The action was exciting as racers ran each of the two courses against an opponent for a combined timed finish. Top finishes again included Jenna Knight and Aleks Klassen each walking away with silver medals and Callum Hicks tying for first place with Ryan Moffat of Kelowna.
Complete Revelstoke results are as follows:
Saturday Slalom: Jenna Knight: 5th; Sophia Humphreys: 6th; Hannah Vickers: 7th; Caitlyn Vopni: DSQ
Sunday Dual Slalom: Jenna Knight: 2nd; Caitlin Vopni: 6th; Sophia Humphreys: 7th; Hannah Vickers: 11th
Saturday Slalom: Aleks Klassen: 5th; John Sidjak: 11th; Nolan Gale: 14th; Erik Brosch: 16th; Owden Taranko-Goodrider: 17th; Colm Molder: DSQ
Sunday Dual Slalom: Aleks Klassen: 2nd; Colm Molder: 8th; John Sidjak: 11th; Nolan Gale: 17th; Erik Brosch: 18th; Owden Taranko-Goodrider: 19th
Saturday Slalom: Linnea Allain: 15th; Erin Behncke: 20th; Alexis Welch: 21st; Claudia Cinelli: 23rd Zakiya Journeau: 26th; Gisele Atkinson: 29th; Kate Granstrom: 31st; Elizabeth Elliott: 32nd
Sunday Dual Slalom: Erin Behncke: 12th: Linnea Allain: 19th; Claudia Cinelli: 22nd; Alexis Welch: 24th: Gisele Atkinson: 25th; Elizabeth Elliott: 30th; Zakiya Journeau: 31st; Kate Granstrom: 34
Saturday Slalom: Olin Mosher: DSQ
Sunday Dual Slalom: Olin Mosher: 22nd
Saturday Slalom: Maia Journeau: 7; Sonia Schwenck: 9th; Caroline Bouwmeester: 16; Thea Peasgood: 17th
Sunday Dual Slalom: Maia Journeau: 8th; Caroline Bouwmeester: 15th; Thea Peasgood: 17th; Sonia Schwenck: DSQ
Saturday Slalom: Max Scharf: 1st; Callum Hicks: 3rd; Bryce Molder: 9th; Mitch Smith: DNF
Sunday Dual Slalom: Callum Hicks: 1st; Bryce Molder: 12th; Max Scharf: DSQ; Mitch Smith: DNS
The Revelstoke Ski Club extends its gratitude to Revelstoke Mountain Resort for its cooperation and effort in assisting the club to provide a first class event. A huge thank you also goes out to the many volunteers who make such an event possible.
The ski club extends its congratulations to Mitchell Smith for qualifying for the Whistler Cup BC Team and Callum Hicks and Max Scharf who also qualified for this event. The Whistler Cup is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year and will see more than 400 athletes from over 20 countries compete April 6-8. Erin Behncke and Gisele Atkinson will also be participating in the Whistler Cup K1 Festival portion of this exciting weekend of ski racing.