Alpine Canada hosts 2017 Rising Stars Camp, congratulations to 8 BC invitees!

Article #3158
Published By: Kathy Stahr

Photo from BC Alpine website:


Team BC Men:

Isaac Athans, Apex Ski Club
Devin Blaser, Apex Ski Club
Heiko Ihns, Red Mountain Racers
Dylan Timm, Fernie Alpine Ski Team

Team BC Ladies:
Hallie Jenkins, Big White Ski Club
Freya Jumonville, Whistler Mountain Ski Club
Lauren Koper, Black Dogs Ski Club
Makyla Slater, Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club

Calgary, Alta. (November 30, 2017) – Alpine Canada gears up for its second-annual U16 Rising Stars camp, which bolsters Canada’s next generation of alpine superstars.

Panorama Mountain Resort is set to host Canada’s top U16 athletes once again this December. 34 athletes from across the nation will descend on Panorama from the 2nd – 10th undertaking both speed and technical training in preparation for the upcoming season.

Focused on ensuring Canada’s young athletes are prepared for not only the upcoming season but their future success in ski racing, Alpine Canada’s Dusan Grasic AND Jennifer Stielow will lead the camp with seven of Canada’s coaches involved in the ‘Top 10 Coach’ program.

“I am excited once again to see athletes and coaches from across the nation come together for this week in Panorama,” said Dusan Grasic, Alpine Canada Director of Domestic Sport. “It builds relationships, learning opportunities and fosters life-long friendships for those involved. This year we are also integrating a dryland testing component for the athletes, emphasising that it is not only on hill training and skills that are important but re-assuring athletes and coaches the importance of dryland training and testing.”

The Rising Stars camp is a building block for the next generation of athletes providing an unprecedented opportunity for them to grow their skills early season and prepare themselves for the opportunity to compete for their province at the 2018 U16 Sport Chek National Championships or Canada at the 2018 FIS CHI Whistler Cup.

"This is an awesome opportunity for our BC kids to meet, become friends and train with like-minded athletes from across the country in one of the best training centers in Canada," said BC Alpine Vice President, Johnny Crichton. "Lead by ACA’s Domestic Director, Dusan Grasic, and staffed by upcoming coaches from all over Canada, the environment is hard to beat!"

Alpine Canada wishes to thank the partners of the Rising Stars camp including, the Nik Zorcic (NZ) Foundation, Panorama Mountain Resort and World Cup Supply.

Congratulations to all athletes selected to attend the 2017 U16 Rising Stars camp!

MEN:                                                               LADIES:

Heiko Ins (BC)                                                 Hallie Jenkins (BC)

Isaac Athans (BC)                                            Makayla Slater (BC)

Devin Blasser (BC)                                          Freya Jummonville (BC)

Dylan Timm (BC)                                             Lauren Koper (BC)

Aidan MacAulay (AB)                                      Emma Carmichael (AB)

Cole Lamoureux (AB)                                      Jessie Ferguson (AB)

Trigg Sharp (AB)                                              Zuzana Rybarik (AB)

Ben Damant (AB)                                            Jacquelyn Gray (AB)               

Zach Hyland (ON)                                            Nadine Fehr (SK)

Kyle Blanford (ON)                                          Annie Deeks (ON)

Mackenzie Wood (ON)                                   Elizabeth Sullivan (ON)

Olesk Mojsiak (ON)                                         Ashley Campbell (ON)

Patric Lebeau (QC)                                          Sydney Basil (ON)

Edouard Turmel (QC)                                      Justine Lamontgne (QC)

Noe Peter (QC)                                               Emily Todd (NS)

Justin Larichellere (QC)                                  Macy Cudmore (PEI)

Christopher Rice-Wellman (QC)        

Grant Keefe (NS)


Dusan Grasic – ACA
Jennifer Stielow – ACA
Ben Cohen – BC
Henry Yeigh – BC
Gavin McNutt – AB
Curtis Rousseau – SK
Andrew Holba – ON
Benoit Bourcier – QC
Lincoln Esau – NB

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