Cassie Sharpe fifth at U.S. Grand Prix halfpipe

Comox competitor in Calgary this week for Canadian Open Championships

Cassie Sharpe finished fifth at the U.S. Grand Prix in Park City, Utah on Feb. 28.

The Comox native was Canada’s lone representative in the six-woman halfpipe finals. She finished the day with a score of 70.80.

First place went to Japan’s Ayana Onozuka (83.60), second place to Germany’s Sabrina Cakmakli (79.80) and Janina Kuzma of New Zealand finished third (74.40).

“My day was pretty good and I think I had some solid training leading up to the finals,” said Sharpe. “It started snowing during my first lap though and that made me mess up my five and turned it into a seven. I had a little fall because of that and broke my thumb.

“My second lap was OK, but I really put it down on my third run. I guess it just wasn’t enough. It was a bit of a hard pill to swallow. We’re on to the next event now!”

That next event is this week – the Canadian Open Championships, an AFP Gold and FIS NorAM event at Calgary’s Canada Olympic Park. The competition opens Thursday, March 5 with qualifiers and concludes the following day.

“We’re really excited to go back to Calgary because of how good the halfpipe is there,” said Canadian freestyle ski halfpipe team head coach Trennon Paynter. “We were there in January and it was one of the best training venues we’ve ever had. We’re looking forward to going back and getting some quality runs in at an incredible location.”

– Canadian Freestyle Ski Association

 

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