BIG WHITE (Jan. 23, 2015) – BC Alpine finalized its Canada Winter Games selection Friday at a ski cross trials at Big White Resort, concluding with four ski racers named to Team BC to represent the province at the upcoming Canada Winter Games in Prince George.
Over 50 skiers battled for the final four roster spots at the ski cross event, with two male skiers from the Fernie Alpine Ski Team, one lady from the Whistler Mountain Ski Club, and one from Grouse Tyee claiming the spots.
The Fernie racers – Devin Mittertreiner and Ryan Finley – had some of the fastest times of the day to hold off skiers from all corners of the province. On the ladies side, Sierra King (WMSC) and Nicole Mah (Grouse Tyee) were ahead of the competitive pack.
Selection for the 10 CWG alpine spots was finalized earlier in the week, based on series points (Provincial Ranking System – PRS). The addition of the ski cross qualifiers today brings the team total to 14 skiers.
“We have a very competitive team and I expect we will be the province to beat at the Games,” said Gordie Bowles, BC Alpine Athletic Director. “We have potential for medals in all disciplines and we have prepared our skiers well for this important event.”
The newly minted team is staying in Big White over the weekend to train and prepare as a team for the Games.
Congratulations Team BC athletes!!
CWG Team BC Roster - Women:
1. Kristina Natalenko – Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club
2. Ella Renzoni – Whistler Mountain Ski Club
3. Katie Fleckenstein – Whistler Mountain Ski Club
4. Frances MacDonald – Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club
5. Brooke Lukinuk – Big White Racers/Kelowna Ski Club
6. Sierra King – Whistler Mountain Ski Club
CWG Team BC Roster - Men
1. Kasper Woolley – Whistler Mountain Ski Club
2. Kyle Alexander – Whistler Mountain Ski Club
3. Asher Jordan – Whistler Mountain Ski Club
4. Alexander Valentin – Whistler Mountain Ski Club
5. Gavin Donald – Vernon Ski Club
6. Devin Mittertreiner – Fernie Alpine Ski Team
CWG Team BC – COACHING STAFF
Justine Parent (BC Alpine)
Danielle Robson (Whistler Mountain Ski Club)
Wade Christie (Big White Racers/Kelowna Ski Club)