U14- GS Racing at Mt Washington (Jan16, 17)

An interesting weekend of GS Racing at Mt Washington on Jan 16 & 17.
Fresh snow on Friday and Saturday nights meant for a lot of slipping laps prior to inspection each day.  It worked out well in the end on what is a very good GS race hill but on Sunday late morning, when the skies cleared in the late morning, the lift broke down and the 2nd run was cancelled!  A disappointing ending to a weekend.  Results included Cody collecting a couple of top 10 ribbons and the girls just outside the top 10.

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Practicing aerodynamics on the ferry ride home.

Practicing aerodynamics on the ferry ride home.

 

 

Cypress Ski Club on the Podium at Whistler Cup 2015

Cypress Ski Club participated one more year at the Whistler Cup in both the U14 and U16 categories. U 16’s Olin Wakkary and Peter Konigsmann qualified in the BC Quota and BC Team respectively. In the U14 group, our team was composed by Alyssa Emery, Asha Gandhi, Emily Parkyn, Base Wagner, Cody Scott and Mark Konigsmann.

Our breakthrough came on Sunday, with Mark Konigsmann laying down an impressive GS run to come from behind with bib 57 and capture 9th place. Our green jacket was on the podium, the only club among National and Provincial teams!!!!

We will all keep working hard to improve and go faster!!

A big thank you to all the parents and coaches Gavin Preziosi and Hayden Sidey-Phillips

All results here

Our children have fun, and excel at NGSL Sun Peaks Festival

A contingent of 34 U12-U10 racers attended Sun Peaks this past March 20 and 21. Everybody had fun and competed hard at the different events.

Lily Bouvier won the Glalom event , as did Jack Grant in the same event. Max Wagner, Emily Warman, and Cyrus Cheung were top ten and got their ribbons.

See all results at Sun Peaks Ski Club

On Saturday evening parents and children got together in a social event that certainly strengthens our club, as parents get to know each other.

So, in spite of the terrible snow year, our club is strong and healthy, with lots of plans for the future!!!

Top Ten Finish at Fidelity U14/U16 Western Championships

Congratulations to our Cypress U14/U16 racers who competed in the Fidelity U14/U16 Western Championships in Lake Louise from March 22-23 2015. Highlights include Kavi Ghandi finished 8th in GS (3rd among U16s) and 14th in Slalom (6th among U16s) and Emma Johannessen finished 18th in GS (5th among U16s). Our U14 racers Isabel Shaw, Asha Ghandi, Lotte Johannessen, and Alyssa Emery also competed.

For more information see the Alberta Alpine news article

See all the results at:

NAT15.0131 Men GS March 22

NAT15.5130 Women GS March 22

NAT15.0132 Men SL March 23

NAT15.5131 Women SL March 23

CSC Racers Top Ten at Fidelity U16 Can-Am at Apex March 12-15th and U16 PRS

Many of our U16 team qualified for the Fidelity U16 Can-Am at Apex March 12th to 15th. This international event has the top 40 racers from BC and Alberta and top 15 racers from USA in each Men and Women categories race head to head. Congratulations to all of our Cypress Ski Club racers who qualified and represented us well at this high calibre event!

Overall results for the team were excellent!

Cypress Ski Club Overall Men (Total points for all results) – see all official overall Men results

  • Peter Konigsmann 10th overall (321 pts)
  • Olin Wakkary 11th overall (321 pts)
  • Michal Reid 76th overall (21 pts)

Cypress Ski Club Overall Women (Total points for all results) – see all official overall Women results

  • Adrienne Pop 54th overall (43 pts)
  • Mariya Federoff 71st overall (15 pts)

Race highlights included Peter Konigsmann 5th in Super G on March 12th, 7th in Super G on March 13th, and 13th in GS on March 14th. Olin Wakkary was 15th in Super G on March 12th, 12th in GS on March 14th and most-improved having having moved up through the pack from bib #73!

See all the official results.

See the BC Alpine news article for more information.

The Fidelity U16 Can-Am signals the end of the Teck U16 Open Series competitions for 2014-15. BC Alpine ranks all U16 racers in the province based on season results, see the PRS explanation.

Cypress Ski Club PRS results for Men (for racers with points) and all results rankings U16 PRS – 2015 Men

  • Peter Konigsmann 7th (600 pts)
  • Olin Wakkary 13th (456 pts)
  • Michael Reid 35th (273 pts)
  • Kavi Gandhi 51st (149 pts)

Cypress Ski Club PRS results for Women (for racers with points) and all rankings U16 PRS – 2015 Women

  • Adrienne Pop 32nd (237 pts)
  • Mariya Federoff 40th (199 pts)
  • Emma Johannessen 59th (56 pts)

Teck U14 Provincials at Silver Star – Feb 26th to Mar 1st and U14 PRS

Our U14s racers took on the province in tough competition at this year’s Teck U14 Provincials at Silver Star from Feb 26h to Mar 1st. It was a great opportunity to race against the best in the province and meet new friends! For many of our racers this was  their first provincials competition. Our team raced hard and had fun too!

Highlights included great results for the team and especially Mark Konigsmann. Mark finished with multiple top ten results and narrowly missed the podium in Slalom by .04 seconds! Mark’s excellent results included 7th in GS Feb 26th, 7th in GS Feb 27th, 5th and 4th in Slalom races on Feb 28th,and 5th in Slalom on March 1st.

See all the official results.

See the BC Alpine news article for more information.

The U14 Provincials signals the end of the Teck U14 competitions series for 2014-15. BC Alpine ranks all U14 racers in the province based on season results, see the PRS explanation.

Cypress Ski Club PRS results for Men (for racers with points) and all results rankings U14 PRS – 2015 Men

  • Mark Konigsmann 7th (485 pts)
  • Cody Scott 42nd (146 pts)
  • Base Wagner 51st (104 pts)
  • Evan McBeath 86th (13 pts)
  • Henry Lund 91st (3 pts)

Cypress Ski Club PRS results for Women (for racers with points) and all rankings U14 PRS – 2015 Women

  • Emily Parkyn 54th (54 pts)
  • Asha Gandhi 64th (26 pts)
  • Alyssa Emery 68th (13 pts)
  • Grace Scharf 74th (7 pts)

Silver for Mark Konigsmann at U14 Teck GS Coast Zone – Feb. 14th-15th

Our Cypress Ski Club racers shone at the U14 Teck GS Coast Zone race at Whistler on Feb 14th and 15th! Mark Konigsmann took home Silver on Valentine’s Day Feb 14th to add to his two 4th place finishes on Feb 14th and 15th! Up and coming Cody Scott celebrated Feb 14th with an 11th and 12th place finishes!

See all the official results.

See the BC Alpine news article for more information.

Top Ten Finishes at U16 Teck Parsons Open Series – Feb 6-9th

The U16 Teck Parsons Open Series from Feb 6th to 9th was the first speed event of the season. The downhill races were cancelled due to poor conditions but the organizers and volunteers managed 2 Super-G races each for boys and girls. Cypress Ski Club’s Peter Konigsmann finished 4th on Feb 8th and 6th on Feb 9th. Olin Wakkary finished 12th and received Most-Improved award since he moved up from bib #40 and once again won Most-Improved on Feb 9th finishing 17th having moved up from bib #40 again!

See all the official results.

See the BC Alpine news article for more information.