The Jasper U10 racers battled the elements over the past 2 weekends, overcoming freezing cold temperatures and highway closures , to compete in the Jasper Junior Olympics on March 1st and 2nd , and the Linda Putnam Memorial Race in Panorama on March 8.
At the JJO’s, parents were sensational in offering support and encouragement to the young skiers; carrying coats and hand warmers, buying endless rounds of hot chocolate, and cheering from the sides! As well, many thanks to the parents who volunteered on the course in –30 temperatures! From a racing perspective, the coaches did an outstanding job of managing the kids in the cold, and the kids had great results that they should be very proud of, with many top ten finishes, and a couple of 3rd place podiums!! The Jasper Team also secured an incredible 2nd place in the team Event! Well done Jasper U10’s
Congratulations to Nate Boese who was recently awarded the Totem Ski Shop Award for his positive attitude towards training and performing at a high level during his Races in the U12 Alpine Insurance Race at Marmot Basin. Nate was nominated by his Peers, Team Parents, Coach and Totem staff!
Nate had a fantastic race at Marmot. It was the first race of the year and he rose to the occasion with great team spirit and some really solid runs, particularly in the GS on Sunday. Alberta racer Jan Hudec is Nate's skiing hero and with continued dedication and hard work perhaps we will see Nate following his footsteps to the Olympic podium!
Thanks Totem's for all your support to the club!
Saje Rayner was representing Jasper Ski Team at the Alberta Winter Games at a freezing cold weekend in Banff. Saje rose to the challenge and finished 13th after his first Slalom run and 18th overall. In GS he came 12th and in Slalom he finished 11th. A great set of results, especially his 12th place finish in GS, which is a race he can be proud of. Well done Saje!