CARLE BRENNEMAN OF Canada (left) and Michela Moioli of Italy competing at team SBX at Montafon. Italy took silver and Canada finished fourth.

Carle Brenneman vying for trip to Olympics

Comox Valley athlete second best Canadian woman at Montafun snowboard cross race

Carle Brenneman posted the second best finish for Canadian women at the World Cup snowboard cross opener at Montafon, Austria on Dec. 7.

The Comox competitor placed 18th. Maltais Dominique was the top Canadian, finishing second. Zoe Bergermann was 23rd and Michelle Brodeur was 33rd.

On Dec. 8 the team events were held, with Brenneman and Bergermann combining for a fourth-place finish.

The five-race World Cup SBX series shifted to Lake Louise on Dec. 20-22 (results unavailable at press time) with future stops in Andorra on Jan. 11-12, Veysonnaz, Switzerland on Jan. 17-19 and La Molina, Spain on March 7-9.

Brenneman is working hard to earn a spot on the Canadian team that will be going to the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia from Feb. 7-23. The Olympic team will be announced Jan. 19.

The Lake Louise FIS World Cup SBX in Lake Louise offered members of the Canadian National Snowboard Cross team an opportunity to qualify for a spot on the Olympic team.

 

Snowboard cross features four riders racing simultaneously down a technically demanding course. Participants navigate around rollers, jumps, banked turns and tabletops at speeds in excess of 70 km/h in a single elimination format where the fastest two riders to cross the finish line in each heat advance to the next round until the final heat determines the winner.

 

 

Get local stories you won't find anywhere else right to your inbox.
Sign up here

Just Posted

Box containing hundreds of family photos found in Courtenay returned to rightful owner

Local media sources collaborate to solve family photos mystery

Two Comox Valley groups share annual Project Watershed award

Keep It Living Award given to Morrison Creek Streamkeepers and Comox Valley Land Trust

ATV crash at bottom of Mount Washington sends two to hospital

Two people were hospitalized following an ATV (all terrain vehicle) accident shortly… Continue reading

Game on! Outdoor pickleball season starts up in the Comox Valley

Comox Valley Pickleball Association members Evie MacDonald and Donny Cruickshank (near court)… Continue reading

Island Health signs working agreement to turn former Comox hospital into a ‘dementia village’

Island Health has signed a project development agreement with Providence Living to… Continue reading

B.C. records no new COVID-19 deaths for the first time in weeks

Good news comes despite 11 new test-positive cases in B.C. in the past 24 hours

Comox Valley business map offers information on local eateries, grocery stores and more

Search and click for hours and services offered during the COVID-19 pandemic

Facing changes together: Your community, your journalists

The COVID-19 pandemic has changed the world in ways that would have… Continue reading

RCMP told of alleged assault in Courtenay hours after the fact

Police only made aware of possible attack through social media posts

Tahsis opens its gates to visitors to save local economy

Seasonal local businesses that rely on tourism hope to survive despite drop in tourist numbers

BC Corrections to expand list of eligible offenders for early release during pandemic

Non-violent offenders are being considered for early release through risk assessment process

Comox Valley United appeals to district to support field house proposal

The Comox Valley United Soccer Club is looking for an approximate $150,000… Continue reading

Habitat for Humanity VIN wins national award for innovative approach to building

Courtenay and Campbell River builds represent 400 per cent growth in historical annual average

Fraser Valley driver featured on ‘Highway Thru Hell’ TV show dies

Monkhouse died Sunday night of a heartattack, Jamie Davis towing confirmed

Most Read