North Island skiers sweep podium
Members of the Mount Washington E2, K1, K2 and J1 Alpine Ski Team hosted and competed in the TECK Coast Zone Finals Race at Mount Washington this past weekend.
Under blazing spring skies on Day 1 in the Giant Slalom Event E2, Sylvi Nymann of Campbell River took 3rd and 2nd place on the podium, Emilly Johnston placed 3rd and 5th, Ava Langevin placed 6th and 9th (both of Comox) and Shea McCooey of Cumberland placed 12th. For the boys, Kieran Harley of Victoria took home gold and bronze with Kieran Nilsen of Comox placing 4th and 5th.
In the older age category K2 Logan Frame placed 1st, Keegan McCooey of Cumberland placed 5th, K2 Maja Nymann placed 6th and K1 Jared Perras placed 4th.
But it was Day 2 and in the Slalom event that these athletes earned their hardware. Campbell River's Sylvi Nymann placed 1st and 3rd and Kieran Nilsen of Comox placed 5th. With an unheard of clean sweep of the podium from Mt. Washington athletes were Liam Gilchrist of Nanaimo who took gold, Cole Anderson of Campbell River took silver and Logan Frame of Campbell River took away a bronze for the K2 category.
Clinton Wood of Campbell River also took a gold medal in the J1 age group. For top Slalom athletes overall again, it was a clean sweep for Mount Washington with Clinton Wood of Campbell River taking gold, Cole Anderson of Campbell River taking bronze and Liam Gilchrist of Nanaimo taking silver.
"What an end to a fantastic ski season for all of the club athletes!" a MWSC spokesperson said. "The Mt. Washington Ski Club focuses on building youth one turn at a time.
"The club provides a family oriented environment in which members make friends, develop a passion for alpine skiing and alpine ski racing, and achieve excellence in a sportsmanlike culture," added the spokesperson.
– Mt. Washington Ski Club