Members of the Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club made the long drive to Apex last weekend to compete in the first of three B.C. Series contests, as well as Super Youth competitions for skiers 11 and under.
In the BC Series slopestyle on Friday, Whistler's Sophie McGregor was second in the F3 group (ages 14-15). Sofiane Gagnon was sixth in F4 (ages 12-13). Logan Pehota was sixth in M2 (ages 16 to 18). Liam Measure was ninth in M3 (ages 14-15). Charles Armstrong was fifth in M4 (ages 12-13). Ben Wilkinson was 21st in M4.
Friday was also the Super Youth big air competition.
Mackenzie Wilson was first in F5 (ages 10-11), with teammate Daria Rivera in eighth.
Erin Wilson was first in F6 (ages 9 and under), with Anna Wilkinson in third, Ali Rainnie in fourth and Raine Haziza in fifth.
Luke Smart won the M5 category for older boys, followed by teammate Chase Ujejski. Anders Ujejski was fourth, Seth McGregor sixth, Evan Phillips eighth, Jonas Gabelhouse 13th, Sam Cordell 16th, Charlie McMillan 17th, Carter Krasny 18th, Evan Low 21st and Kevin Leslie 22nd.
Kai Smart was first in M6, with teammate Liam Rivera in fourth.
On Saturday, the BC Series moguls competition took place as well as the Super Youth slopestyle.
In moguls, Whistler's Nicola Halliwell competed alone in the F2 (16-18) category, but also posted the top score of the day for all female competitors. Sophie McGregor was second in F3. Sofiane Gagnon was second in F4.
For the boys, Bobby Zeolla of Whistler was first in M1 (age 19 and older). Liam Measure was 10th in M3. Ben Wilkinson was seventh in M4, with Michael Madi in 11th and Charles Armstrong in 12th.
In the Super Youth slopestyle, Mackenzie Wilson picked up her second gold of the weekend in F5, and Erin Wilson her second gold in F6. Also in F6 Ali Rainnie was third, Anna Wilkinson fourth and Raine Haziza fifth.
In M5, Jonas Gabelhouse was fifth, Seth McGregor seventh, Carter Krasny ninth, Evan Low 12th and Kevin Leslie 13th.
Kai Smart won the boys' M6 category to earn his second gold, with teammate Liam Rivera in fifth.
Sunday was big air day for the BC Series and moguls for the Super Youth.
In big air, Nicola Halliwell was uncontested in F2. Sophie McGregor placed first in F3 and Sofiane Gagnon was third in F4. For the boys, Logan Pehota was third in M2. Liam Measure was fifth in M3. Charles Armstrong was seventh in M4, with Ben Wilkinson in 17th and Michael Madi in 21st.
In moguls, Mackenzie Wilson made it a hat trick in F5, with teammate Aoife Gannon in fifth and Daria Rivera in ninth. Erin Wilson earned a silver medal in F6, with teammates Ali Rainnie, Anna Wilkinson and Raine Haziza in third, fourth and fifth respectively.
Luke Smart was fifth in M5, with Anders Ujejski in sixth, Seth McGregor ninth, Chase Ujejski 10th, Carter Krasny 14th, Kevin Made 15th, Evan Low 16th, Charlie McMillan 17th, Kevin Leslie 18th, Sam Cordell 20th and Evan Phillips 23rd.
Kai Smart won the hat trick with a win in M6, with teammate Liam Rivera in fifth.
The second event in the provincial series is from Feb. 2-5 at Silver Star, which includes a qualifier halfpipe for the BC Winter Games. The third event is at Mt. Washington at the end of March. For more on the Whistler Blackcomb Freestyle Ski Club visit www.whistlerblackcombfreestyle.com.
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