Our U14 team competed in the 2014 Teck BC Provincial Championships at Sun Peaks from March 13-16th. Almost 200 U14 athletes from all over the province competed in the four days of intense racing that was as much a test of endurance as it was skill. Our racers competed in 6 races overall, 2 single GS races on Thursday, a combined GS race on Friday, 2 single Slalom races on Saturday, and a combined Slalom race on Sunday. The snow conditions were hard to soft throughout the event with some unexpected heavy snow on Saturday! Cypress racers competed hard and had good results!

On the boys’ side, Olin Wakkary finished 10th and 6th in GS in a single and combined race, and 8th and 10th in Slalom in a single and combined race. Based on all the results, Olin was awarded 10th overall. Mark Konigsmann best finishes were 14th and 11th in Slalom in a single and combined race. Mark’s 11th place finish in the combined Slalom race ranked him only second in the province of U14s born in 2001! Kavi Ghandi’s best results were 64th and 71st in GS and Slalom, however Khavi’s best run of the event was the first run of the combined Slalom in which he moved from his 85th bib start to 57th – unfortunately he DSqed on the second run. Base Wagner held steady in his first ever provincials, scoring points by completing every race with his best finish coming on the last day placing 69th in the combined Slalom.

For the girls, Adrienne Pop had her best result on the final day finishing 21st on the Slalom combined. Adrienne also started the event well with a 27th finish in the GS on the first day. Ashley Slay had steady results all event with her best finishes in Slalom in 40th and 45th. Grace Scharf and Isabel Shaw, both in their first provincials traded times and made steady increases in speed throughout the four days. Grace’s highlight was finishing 58th from a bib start of 73rd in the final combined Slalom race!

Congratulations to all the racers for not only racing hard but for representing the club so well both on and off the racecourse! It is good to see the hard work of the athletes and the coaches Andrzej and Hayden pay off at the end of the season. We would also like to thank the Sun Peak Racers and volunteers for hosting a quality and safe racing environment.


Photo of Overall Top Ten Boys (Courtesy of Sarah Renzoni).

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Find all the results here: http://www.bcalpine.com/calendar/event/?event=1641&cal=1

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