Sovereign Lake skier Ian Oliphant double poles out of the start gate of his 2.5-km individual classic event at the Teck B.C. Cup Championship last weekend in Prince George.

Sovereign Lake skier Ian Oliphant double poles out of the start gate of his 2.5-km individual classic event at the Teck B.C. Cup Championship last weekend in Prince George.

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Sovereign Lake Nordic Club members came away with a pair of gold medals from the Teck B.C. Cup Championships last weekend in Prince George.

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club members came away with a pair of gold medals from the Teck B.C. Cup Championships last weekend in Prince George.

Ian Oliphant, competing in the Bantam 2 Boys Division, and Mae Hooper, racing in the Women’s 50-59 class, won their events at the Otway Ski Trails.

More than 300 nordic racers participated in the event that featured grueling hill climbs and heart-stopping descents.

Hannah Mehain clinched fourth place and teammate Michelle Metza ranked ninth in the Juvenile 1 Girls category. Emma Smedley took fifth in the Midget 2 Girls, and in the Midget 1 Girls, Paige Latta and Sydney Embleton finished sixth and eighth respectively.

In the Midget 1 Boys, Jarrod Latta and Finn Plummer claimed sixth and seventh respectively,  and Eric Embleton put in a solid performance in the competitive Juvenile 1 Boys category, skiing to seventh.

In Sunday’s three-person freestyle event, the Sovereign’s Team Dynomite (Sydney Embleton, Madison Catt and Paige Latta) snapped up the bronze medal in the Midget Girls division.

Team Smetzain (Mehain, Metza and Smedley), and My Favorite Team (Oliphant, Plummer and Jarrod Latta) both skied to fifth-place finishes in their categories.

Sovereign skiers claiming individual aggregate awards include Oliphant (first place, Bantam 2 Boys); Mehain (second place, Juvenile 1 Girls), Sarah Mehain (first place, Paranordic Standing), Sarah Purslow (first place, Women’s 30-39); Trevor Embleton (first place, Men’s 30-39); and Hooper (first place, Women’s 50-59).

Sovereign Lake is hosting the Tips Up Cup on Sunday, and the nordic club is inviting the public to come and participate in, or cheer at, this fun, family-friendly event.

For more information, click on the events tab at www.sovereignlake.com.