On day one of three at the Sierra Wireless Air Canada Whistler Cup, Whistler Mountain's Kendall Benbow was right at home with a strong silver place finish in one minute 2.77 seconds just behind Kathrin Triendl of Austria in 1:01.88. New Zealand's Julia McClean was third in 1:02.90. Benbow, fresh from her bronze medal performance in GS at the Merrill Lynch Canadian National Juvenile Championships in Panorama is looking for gold here on her home hill as she proudly represents Team BC. Other BC notables were: Allison Leighton (Whistler) 17th, Lindsay Kraft (Vernon) 25th, Julia Murray (Whistler) 30th and Jennifer Graham (Mt. Washington) 33rd. On the men's side of the house, it was local Whistler racer Matthew Holler who was the top BC racer in eighth place in 1:01.82. Looking down the men's top 30, Holler was joined by David Gunderson (Windermere Valley) in 22nd and Jeff Hutton (Grouse) in 28th spot. Check out the Sierra Wireless Air Canada Whistler Cup link at BC Alpine for all results. Competition continues Saturday with a two run K2 slalom and a one run K1 giant slalom.