Collingwood's powerhouse alpine team won two provincial banners last year. Last week at the North Shore Championships, they proved that they will once again be a contender for provincial glory as both the boys' and girls' ski teams won North Shore titles. Here is Coach Ramsden's report:
The Alpine Team showed their dominance yet again this Friday at the North Shore Championships in Whistler. The athletes battled through icy conditions with limited visibility at times due to rolling fog. Both the novice and experienced ski and snowboarders had notable results. For the Boys experienced ski division, Collingwood swept the podium with Peter Konigsmann taking the win, Mark Konigsmann coming second and Edward Coleman rounding out the podium in third.
In the girls experienced ski division, Grade 8 athlete Jamie Border won the race with a stellar performance where she beat athletes that ranged from Grade 8 through 12. Addie Tiller also had a notable performance with the remainder of the girls team skiing strong. Both the girls and boys experienced ski team won the North Shore banner this year which also qualifies them for Provincials.
On the experienced snowboarding side, Emily Bugeja had a breakout performance and fought hard to reach second place. Jason Tang also had a personal best result securing 4th place in the boys snowboarding category.
The novice athletes continued their significant improvement this season by posting many personal bests. Kevin Wang won the Junior Boys Snowboard division and the Grade 8 girls had a strong showing taking 4 of the top 5 spots.
The coaching staff is proud of all the athletes that competed this Friday as many reached new personal bests. We also look forward to competing at Provincials March 1st – 3rd in Whistler.
Collingwood's alpine team is looking good again this year.
Peter Konigsmann took home the gold in the boys' experienced race.
Emily Bugeja had a great day finishing 2nd in the girls' experienced snowboard race.
Edward Coleman is looking to cap off his high school alpine career with yet another BC team championship.