BCST's Stefanie Fleckenstein top Junior at Panorama Nor-Am Super-G – Merryweather 2nd (USA), Breezy 3rd (USA)
Panorama Mountain Village (December 12 & 13, 2015) – Nor-Am racing moved to Panorama with men's and women's super-G and alpine combined (SG time combined with a one-run slalom race). Men's racing was on the schedule Saturday and the BC Team was represented by WMSC’s Riley Seger, Cameron Alexander and Max Peiffer, as well as Grouse Tyee’s Sam Mulligan and Revelstoke's Dominic Unterberger. Max Kirshenblatt (WMSC) did not start as he is resting up after a nasty crash at Lake Louise. There was a large international field of racers from 18 countries. Snow conditions and mild temperatures resulted in a challenging and bumpy course.
In the men's competition Unterberger (bib 82) was the top BC Team finisher, moving up from 37th in the super-G to finish 14th in the combined with the 4th fastest slalom run on the day.
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On Sunday the ladies took to the "Old-Timer " race run, for a long, turny super-G. BC Teamer Stefanie Fleckenstein (WMSC) scorched the 3rd fastest super-G time to lead the Canadian contingent. About half of the top seed failed to finish the technically demanding course. Teammate Mikayla Martin, fresh off of the DH race series at Lake Louise, was 10th.
In the afternoon Fleckenstein clocked the 13th fastest slalom run to finish the combined in 5th position, just ahead of teammate Martin in 6th. Fleckenstein and Martin stood 1st and 2nd on the Junior podium.
FLASH QUOTE: Stefanie Fleckenstein – "I'm really excited about my third place finish In the super-G. It's never easy hearing that one of your competitors hurts themselves right before you but I just stayed focused on what I needed to do and I think I accomplished exactly that. Can't wait for the slalom and GS races coming up this week."
BCST's Stefanie Fleckenstein & Mikayla Martin 2nd & 3rd Juniors at Panorama Nor-Am Alpine Combined (Ali Nullmeyer 1st)
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Monday the men race GS and the ladies race slalom.