KEURIG Cup – Downhill
Kimberley Ski Resort, Kimberley Ski Club
March 4th, 2014

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.comWith the speed camp and training runs behind them, racers took to the track Tuesday in Kimberley to put their preparation to the test in the first of two downhill races. BC Ski Team's Emma King of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club took top prize in one minute, 12.75 seconds.

"With approximately 16 runs on this track from the speed camp, I was feeling pretty confident going into today's race", said King. "I had the same plan, in regards to line, as in the training runs, so I knew I could execute it. I fought the whole way down, due to increased speed and rougher conditions. It turned out well, and I'm hoping to improve on the track even more for tomorrow."

Joining King on the podium were Rebecca Bermel of the Windermere Valley Ski Club in 1:12.90, and Mikayla Martin of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club in 1:13.37. BC Team's Charley Field, also of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club, finished just off the podium in 4th position. Congratulations to Alix Wells (BC Team/Prince George Ski Club), who is coming back from injuries and competed in her first FIS downhill race today, finishing 8th overall!

"Two weeks ago Emma finished 9th in a Nor-Am downhill in Québec, and she has obviously carried that momentum here to Kimberley", said JP Daigneault, Women's BC Team coach. "It was also great to see Rebecca Bermel punch a good one in there today for 2nd place. She's been looking quite comfortable on this track all week. Finally, new-comer, Mikayla Martin, who came into 3rd place overall, also deserves a pat on the back for her outstanding performance.  All three of these girls dealt with a much faster course than the one they ran the previous two days during the training runs, and they adjusted their approach and their line accordingly. It sounds simple but it's tough to do. Well done all-around!"

In the men's competition Steven Fry of the Windermere Valley Ski Club, and winner of 2 of the 3 training runs, was consistent on race day to take the gold in 1:10.11. Two Whistler Mountain Ski Club athletes, Cameron Alexander and Jack Crawford rounded out the podium finishing 2nd (1:10.99) and 3rd (1:11.24) respectively.

"We had a lot of runs on the track during the speed camp, so I had plenty of time to figure out my skiing", said Fry. "By the time the training runs came, all I had to figure out was my line; where I wanted to be on the track. The course did get faster on race day and I was charging because I had Jack [Crawford] in the back of my mind. I wanted to beat him. I’m happy with my result and looking forward to repeating good performances in super-G and slalom."

"Steven skied incredibly solid on a day when conditions were very tough and fast", said Mike Lewis, Fry's coach. "His strength and fitness came to the forefront, which helped him have an excellent run."
 

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.com

Ladies Results:

Rank  Bib   Name Team Club Class Result 1
3  
KING, Emma 
CAN
BCT
U21
1:12.75   (1)
10  
BERMEL, Rebecca 
CAN
WVSC
U21
1:12.90   (2)
14  
MARTIN, Mikayla (1st U18)
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:13.37   (3)
9  
FIELD, Charley 
CAN
BCT
U21
1:13.46   (4)
21  
WILLINGER, Georgia (2nd U18)
NZL
CARC
U18
1:13.66   (5)
4  
SWETTE, Rae 
CAN
WMSC
U21
1:13.88   (6)
11  
STEEVES, Kelly (3rd U18)
CAN
 
U18
1:14.16   (7)
22  
WELLS, Alix 
CAN
BCT
U21
1:14.40   (8)
20  
WEARMOUTH, Antonia 
CAN
VST
U18
1:15.07   (9)
10  7  
NORTON, Gina 
CAN
WVSC
U21
1:15.12 (10)
11  12  
HOFFOS, Courtney 
CAN
 
U18
1:15.33 (11)
12  25  
TAYLOR, Sarah 
CAN
LKLSE
U18
1:15.61 (12)
13  15  
MCKERCHER, Haley 
CAN
SUNSH
U18
1:15.88 (13)
14  16  
COLLOMBIN, Tyra 
CAN
 
U18
1:16.48 (14)
15  8  
BUTLER, Kali 
CAN
WVSC
U21
1:17.32 (15)
16  13  
KIRBY, Olivia 
CAN
BWR
U18
1:17.42 (16)
17  17  
HISLOP, Tori 
CAN
LKLSE
U18
1:17.53 (17)
18  18  
MCWILLIAMS, Scout 
CAN
BWR
U18
1:18.58 (18)
19  24  
ORDMAN, Sophie 
CAN
BAR
U18
1:21.46 (19)
  1  
GUNNARSTEDT, Rebecca 
SWE
 
SR
DNF      
  2  
SMITH, Amanda 
CAN
 
U21
DNF      
  5  
KEPL, Elizabeth 
USA
 
U18
DNF      
  6  
VANDER VEEN, Rachel 
CAN
WMSC
U18
DNF      
  19  
BURK, Alexandra 
CAN
LKLSE
U18
DNF      
  26  
KWONG, Alysia 
CAN
WMSC
U21
DNF      
  23  
TOOLE, Jacqueline 
CAN
WMSC
U18
DNS      

Photo from BC Alpine website: www.bcalpine.com

Men's Results:

Rank  Bib   Name Team Club Class Result 1
6  
FRY, Steven 
CAN
WVSC
U21
1:10.11   (1)
15  
ALEXANDER, Cameron (1st U18)
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:10.99   (2)
17  
CRAWFORD, James (2nd U18)
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:11.24   (3)
7  
HAWKINS, Devon 
CAN
BAR
U21
1:11.46   (4)
1  
KOTAKE, Yoriaki 
JPN
WMSC
U21
1:11.49   (5)
11  
WONNACOTT, Benjamin 
CAN
BAR
U21
1:11.75   (6)
29  
YATES, Cooper (3rd U18)
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:11.80   (7)
9  
BROWN, Scott 
CAN
BAR
U21
1:11.98   (8)
21  
PEIFFER, Max 
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:12.01   (9)
10  8  
LLEWELLYN, Austin 
CAN
WMSC
U21
1:12.13 (10)
11  25  
SEGER, Riley 
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:12.18 (11)
12  30  
MULLIGAN, Sam 
CAN
VST
U18
1:12.19 (12)
13  5  
TAYLOR, Collin 
CAN
BAR
U21
1:12.55 (13)
14  3  
YATES, Kyle 
CAN
WMSC
U21
1:12.67 (14)
15  2  
KIRSHENBLATT, Samuel 
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:12.71 (15)
16  20  
LLEWELLYN, Carson 
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:13.00 (16)
17  4  
WOOD, Clinton 
CAN
 
U21
1:13.25 (17)
18  14  
ARMSTRONG, Harrison 
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:13.27 (18)
19  16  
GRAIN, Mark 
CAN
SUNSH
U18
1:13.28 (19)
20  32  
MCFIE, Iain 
AUS
 
U21
1:14.01 (20)
21  31  
GERSHON, Alex 
CAN
WMSC
U18
1:14.64 (21)
22  18  
ABEDA, Shannon-Ogbani 
ERI
 
U18
1:14.67 (22)
23  24  
VAN DER VOORT, Tristen 
CAN
LKLSE
U18
1:14.80 (23)
24  13  
HOOD, Ben 
AUS
 
U21
1:15.14 (24)
25  22  
WIESS, Liam 
CAN
 
U18
1:15.75 (25)
26  19  
MADDISON, Andreas 
CAN
BAR
U18
1:15.77 (26)
27  12  
CORNELL, Drew 
CAN
 
U18
1:16.14 (27)
28  27  
REINDERS, Moritz 
CAN
SUNSH
U18
1:17.66 (28)
  10  
WALTON, William 
CAN
VST
U18
DNF      
  23  
NAISH, Liam 
CAN
BAR
U18
DNF      
  26  
MARTIN, Riley 
CAN
PGEOR
U18
DNF      
  28  
WILSON, Matthew 
CAN
LKLSE
U18
DNF