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In Junior Girls 1996, Whistler's Jenya Nordin was sixth and Lauren Doak ninth.

Next up was the individual start skate event, which was far better attended than the classic race.

Michael Murdoch was seventh in the combined Midget Boys category (1999, 2000) and second in the 2000 group. Owen Reith was ninth/seventh, Fraser Doak 10th/third and Ian Davidson 16th/sixth.

Benita Peiffer was eighth in the Midget Girls, and third in the 2000 group.

Austin Reith was 20th overall and 15th in the 1997 group.

Keeley Wentzel was 39th overall and 26th in the 1998 group.

Lauren Doak moved up to fourth in Junior Girls and was second in the 1996 category. Jenya Nordin was ninth and fifth respectively.

Ian Reith was 14th in the Masters Men, and eighth in his age group.

Humphries keeps streak alive

She doesn't always have the fastest starts, but bobsleigh legend-in-the-making Kaillee Humphries — the current Olympic champion —doesn't seem to need them all that much. She makes fewer mistakes than other pilots and has a knack for finding the fastest lines that let her build speed as she goes.

And while you could explain her previous six wins — three at the end of last season in North America and three in North America to launch this season — as home ice advantage, she stuck a pin in that theory this past weekend by extending her streak to seven at Winterberg, German, a course she doesn't know well as the North America tracks.

"I am very happy to keep the streak going in Germany," said Humphries. "I think that was very important for me. I haven't always had a lot of success in Winterberg because it is so weather-dependent here. The weather was perfect and we had good pushes and good runs today."

The Canada 2 sled — Jenny Ciochetti and Kate O'Brien — were 12th overall.

The men's two-man team of Lyndon Rush, this time working with Jesse Lumsden, took the bronze medal. It was Rush's second consecutive podium after winning silver in Whistler two weeks ago.

"We normally find the Winterberg track really difficult, but our runs worked out really well today," said Rush.

Chris Spring and Ben Coakwell were 10th, while Justin Kripps and Sam Giguere were 12th in the Canada 3 sled.

Calendar of events

What: Park Rider Ski and Snowboard Event Park Jam

Where: Blackcomb Mountain

When: Sunday, Dec. 16 at 10 a.m.

The first event of the series is billed as an "All-Rounder Park Jam," with participants sessioning various features of the park. All ages and both skiers and snowboarders are welcome, and all participants are eligible to win draw prizes. Registration is $29 in advance at Guest Relations, and is available until 9:45 a.m. on race day at the Rendezvous Lodge for $35. Participants can expect professional judging, music and live commentary.


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