Gillian Galik races to a gold medal in the classic sprint in Revelstoke. Photo by K. Galik

Plenty of podium finishes for Strathcona Nordics

Several members of the Strathcona Nordics won medals at the second of the BC Cup racing series in Revelstoke.

The first day of racing was a classic sprint format. Ben Galik of Royston boot slid to a silver medal, Gillian Galik sprinted to gold for the bantam 1 girls and Gavin Chatterton of Campbell River won silver in the bantam boys category.

Emma Wong won a bronze medal in the junior girls division. Hugo Henckel of Courtenay and Gabe Gledhill of Cumberland won bronze in the juvenile boys and junior men’s categories respectively.

Day two was a mass start skate technique race. The hilly terrain was clearly an advantage for the local athletes, who had 12 top-10 finishes. Ben won a bronze medal, while older sisters Gillian and Maddie were second and fourth respectively in their races.

Gavin Chatterton won another silver, and older sister Anna skied to a sixth-place finish on the difficult 7.5km course.

Gabe and Emmanuel Bussani both won silvers on the second day.

“I am very proud of our racers, they all rose to the occasion, skiing with grit and determination on very challenging and technical courses,” head coach Andrea Stapff said.

Next month, Kelowna hosts the Western Canadian Championships.

For more information on the Strathcona Nordics, visit www.strathconanordics.com or find them on Facebook.

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