Canadian Freestyle Nationals - Canada Olympic Park, March 23

Congratulations to all our athletes who competed this last weekend. After a week of training on the course the SS comp went off on Sunday March 23.

Athletes representing the Calgary Freeriderz were Willy O, Mark H, Colin, H, Colin B, Matt C. Sam M and Austin C had injuries and decided not to compete.

There was some stiff competition in the 2 run qualifiers. 46 male athletes were in attendance from Nova Scotia, Quebec, Ontario, Saskatchewan, Alberta, BC and the Yukon.

The morning was cold, overcast, high winds and lightly snowing which made for slow conditions with low visibility. As the day progressed the weather improved with sunshine, reduced winds and the speed of the snow greatly improved.

Our athletes had great results in the qualifies with Colin B, Matt C and Mark H making it to finals.

The pressure was high as the 12 finalists had some outstanding runs. Mark H won gold, Colin B came in a respectable 8th place followed by Matt C in 11th place.

Marcy McAuleyComment