Cassie Sharpe on national freestyle ski team

Former Comox Valley resident on women's halfpipe B Group

CASSIE SHARPE IS a member of the Canadian national halfpipe squad.

The Canadian Freestyle Ski Association has announced its 2014-15 roster, and as reported in the June 12 Comox Valley Record, Comox Valley’s Cassie Sharpe is on the women’s halfpipe B Group.

The announcement was made July 16. Sharpe is one of nine B.C. athletes named to the 51-person roster. The team will be working toward the 2018 Olympics in PyeongChang, South Korea.

Sharpe’s appointment follows a highly successful 2014 winter where she finished on the podium at all her competitive events. At this year’s Winsport Gala in Calgary she was awarded “Athlete of the Year.”

Sharpe had broken her ankle at a World Cup in Switzerland in February 2013, so it was particularly gratifying for her to do so well in her comeback season.

With the strong finish to the season and her combined scores of points in both slopestyle and halfpipe, she continued to improve her placement in the  AFP Global Ranking (Associated Freeski Professionals) and sits third in her category.

With her first goal of making the National team under her belt she says, “I can focus my training and efforts on getting to the X Games and to the 2018 Winter Olympics.” Sharpe is currently living in Whistler and training with the National team.

Her podium finishes in 2014 include two firsts at Freestyle Ski Nationals, a first and second at the Snowcrown Ski and Snowboard Festival, firsts at Aspen/Snowmass Freeskiing Open and Canadian Open Tour, second at Dew Tour AM Series, and thirds at AFP World Championships and U.S. Revolution Tour.

 

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