Skiers Round Up results
With guns blazin’ and yee haa’s all weekend, the Vernon Ski Club Posse held one heck of a second annual Round Up last weekend at Silver Star Mountain Resort.
Teams from Harper Mountain, Revelstoke, Crystal Mountain and Big White joined the Silver Star Freestyle Club, Silver Star Adaptive Snowsports and the home team in the event.
The event had three competitions: Krazy Kombi Cross, Ride ‘em Cowboy Dual Slalom and Pony Express Downhill. Saturday brought the Krazy Kombi Cross which challenged five- to 11-year-old skiers with four rollers, a banked turn and two jumps.
In the boys Krazy Kombi, Lars Van Dunn of the freestylers, and Rowan Trow, Liam Glennon and Connor Glennon, all of the ski club, struck gold in their respective age categories. Derek O’Callaghan and ski club members Austin Armanini, Caele Kassa, Anton Youngberg and Gavin Donald earned silver medals.
For the girls, Emma Lockwood and Eleri Smart of the ski club won gold medals, while Elsie Williamson, Natasha Jones, Rane Smith, Sarah MacGillivray and Keila Anderson, all of the ski club, took silvers.
The Ride ‘em Cowboy Dual Slalom saw Logan Stewart and Liam and Connor Glennon uncover gold, while Kassa, Kiyoshi Comley, Gavin Lawlor and Donald picked up silvers.
On the girls side, it was Alexa Robinson, Juliet Webster, Rane Smith and clubmate Smart pocketing golds, and Jasmyn Yakura, Katrina Fink, Makena Kersey, MacGillvray and Gillian Smith won silver.
In the boys Pony Express Downhill, it was Stewart, Thomas Mardiros, Christopher Kersey, Gerrit Van Soest, Youngberg and Gage Fairlie earning golds for the ski club. Silvers went to Comley, Armanini, Kassa and Antony de Wet.
The girls race saw gold medals to Yakura, Lockwood and teammate Connie Henderson, while Ellie Williamson, Rane Smith and Gillian Smith, all ski club racers, win silver.