Cassie Sharpe of Comox posted an impressive 12th place finish at the U.S. Grand Prix World Cup held at Copper Mountain, Colorado this past week.
With huge inverted flairs on her first exit from the pipe, Sharpe qualified third overall for the finals on Friday. The finals were held with strong winds and blowing snow making it a challenge for all of the competitors to just make it to the bottom of the pipe. Sharpe again threw her big inverted flair into the mix but unfortunately caught an edge and crashed.
The judges rewarded her with a cheque for $1,000 for the “biggest hit” for getting the highest air out of the halfpipe. In the year leading up to the 2014 Olympics in Sochi, Sharpe collected some valuable points to assist in her goal of qualifying for the Games.
Cassie is a member of Winsport Park and Pipe Academy, was a recent recipient of the Ray Crossley Athletic Achievement awards from the Town of Comox, has received funding assistance from the Vancouver Island Mountain Sports Society and grew up skiing at Mount Washington. She is sponsored by Rossignol, Scott, Swany and TB Apparel.