Jaimie Robinson of the Vernon Ski Club makes her way through the course in the Teck U16 Women’s Slalom event at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops. (Ray Mills photo)

Jaimie Robinson of the Vernon Ski Club makes her way through the course in the Teck U16 Women’s Slalom event at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops. (Ray Mills photo)

Vernon Ski Club athletes wind ways to podium

Number of medals won at back-to-back two-day events at Sun Peaks Resort near Kamloops

It’s been a very successful couple of weeks for the Vernon Ski Club and its athletes.

Sun Peaks near Kamloops hosted a two-day, large U12 and U14 Teck Zone slalom event. There was some beautiful weather and even more beautiful results by the VSC athletes. Saturday’s Slalom races were a success with shining results from VSC. All of the medals and ribbons were handed out by Canadian ski legend, Olympic gold medalist Nancy Green.

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Some highlights from Saturday and Sunday include:

Jan. 19, U14 Women’s Slalom

1- Natalie Fux; 3- Jasmine Coubrough; 5- Claire Richardson; 6- Camryn Steele; 11- Lauren Williams; 12- Mishka Parilak; 17- Hayley Dibski;

Jan.19, U14 Men’s Slalom

2- Rowan Smith; 7- Markus Rentke; 8- James Richardson; 12- Jake Blankley; 14- Lukas Sebulsky; 13- Coen Gill; 21- Liam Shaw;

Jan. 19 – U12 Women’s Slalom

1- Aida Mills; 2-Tylee Carr; 10- Amy Milne; 21- Olivia Lahey; 25- Briella Armanini; 26- Julia Green;

Jan. 19- U12 Men’s Slalom

2- Sean Robinson; 11- Jaeden Williams; 12- Oliver Parilak; 10 – Braden Blankley; 17- Chase Ferguson; 19 – Asher Kuiken; 21- Charlie Cardew;

Jan. 20, U14 Women’s Slalom

3- Natalie Fux; 4- Claire Richardson; 6- Camryn Steele; 13- Mishka Parilak; 22- Hayley Dibski;

Jan. 20, U14 Men’s Slalom

5- Markus Rentke; 6- Rowan Smith; 7- James Richardson; 10- Jake Blankley; 11- Coen Gill; 16- Lukas Sebulsky; 18 – Liam Shaw;

Jan. 20, U12 Women’s Slalom

1- Tylee Carr; 7- Amy Milne; 18- Olivia Lehey; 20 – Julia Green; 23- Briella Armanini;

Jan. 20, U12 Men’s Slalom

3- Sean Robinson; 5- Oliver Parilak; 7- Braeden Blankley; 8- Jaeden Williams; 12- Chase Ferguson; 14- Charlie Cardew; 18- Asher Kuiken.

A new exciting addition to the race weekend at Sun Peaks was on Saturday evening when the “Nighttime Dual Slalom” took place. This race was under the lights with music pumping and all kinds of cheering for the U14s. Claire Richardson from The Vernon Ski Club came out on top as the women’s champion.

The weekend before, also at Sun Peaks, was the two-day U16 Teck Open. VSC results include:

Jan. 10 – Women’s Giant Slalom

6- Jaimie Robinson; 7- Sydney Wilson; 14 – Natasha Jones; 15 – Ella Mills; 33- Grace Sebulsky;

Jan. 10 – Men’s Giant Slalom

12- Oliver Young; 21 – Nolan Williams; 36 – Cameron Bibby-Fox;

Jan. 11- Women’s GS

9 – Sydney Wilson; 13 -Jaimie Robinson; 14 – Natasha Jones; 35 – Grace Sebulsky; 37 – Ella Mills;

Jan. 11- Men’s GS

11 – Oliver Young; 29 – Nolan Williams; 32 – Cameron Bibby-Fox;

Jan. 12 – Women’s Slalom

4 -Sydney Wilson; 5- Ella Mills; 9- Jaimie Robinson; 27 – Lauren Clancy; 35 – Grace Sebulsky;

Jan. 12- Men’s Slalom

6- Oliver Young; 13 – Nolan Williams; 15 – Cameron Bibby-Fox.

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Vernon Ski Club will host an exciting event at SilverStar Mountain this week with a three-day Okanagan Speed Camp starting on Friday. This camp has many other ski clubs/athletes registered and will be a progressive speed technique camp for many race levels as they master the discipline of downhill.

For some, this is the ultimate event which they learn (and are allowed) to ski in their tuck and practice their speed techniques. The coaching and volunteering in this event is top notch and will provide for the ultimate speed experience for these athletes which includes a fun race. Spectators are welcome to cheer these speedy kids on.



roger@vernonmorningstar.com

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