Whistler skiers, coaches awarded 

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club wrapped up the 2003-04 season...

The Whistler Mountain Ski Club wrapped up the 2003-04 season last weekend with the annual Awards and Coaches Appreciation Night.

It’s been a long season for the athletes, with training sessions and contests in Europe and across Canada and B.C. It was also a successful season, with many athletes finishing on top.

The evening started with the athlete awards, acknowledging outstanding performances as well as the most improved athletes at each level, and the most sportsmanlike.

The coaches were also celebrated for all of their hard work. FIS coach Igor Dostal announced his retirement after eight great years with the WMSC and B.C. Ski Team, and will move on to other interests.

Sead Causevic, Rob Boyd and Jordan Williams, the head coaches for the K1, K2 and FIS programs respectively were also acknowledged for their hard work.

FIS Skiers (Age 15 and Up)

Top Skier, Men – Chris Colpitts

Top Skier, Women – Charlotte Whitney

Most Improved, Men – Sven Winter

Most Improved, Women – Paige Avery

Sportsmanship Award – Stanislas Rey

K2 Skiers (Age 13-14)

Top Skier, Men – Daniel Penn

Top Skier, Women – Jennifer Mah

Most Improved, Men – Ben Podborski

Most Improved, Women – Abbie Cameron

Sportsmanship Award – Brooke Milne

K1 Skiers (Age 11-12)

Top Skier, Men – Ian Morrison

Top Skier, Women – Brynne Benbow

Most Improved, Men – Michael Cadman

Most Improved, Women – Brian Darlington

Sportsmanship Award – Nancy Bayly

Special Awards and Bursaries

Crash of the Year – Alix Browne-Munz

Volunteer of the Year – Irene Whitney

Joel Ashton Award – Deborah Bayliss

Dave Murray Bursary – Darren Chaddock

Jordan Schick Bursary – Anastasia Skryabina

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