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.

 

 

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