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Benny de Vall, Cami Bragg snatch bronze at CWNext Pump Track Challenge

Alex Mallen, Zoe Witwicki are crowned the victors

Benny de Vall and Cami Bragg kept the Sea to Sky's podium streak alive by riding to third place in the men's U17 and women's U15 Pump Track Challenges, respectively. 

de Vall was in tough against a field full of young American talent, making it to the semifinal before he fell to eventual silver medallist Cohen Bundy. In the end, he managed to disrupt what would have been a United States sweep by outperforming Finn McDermott in the small final as Alex Mallen took victory. 

Bragg's bid for gold ended courtesy of Piper Graaten from Lantzville, but she rebounded by getting the better of Kiwi Addison Rutherfurd to secure bronze. Graaten, in turn, was bested by champion Zoe Witwicki of Calgary.

It's a second straight piece of Crankworx hardware for Bragg, who also nabbed air DH silver earlier this week. 

Results roundup

Americans did indeed sweep the U19 pump track podium. Hayden Damon emerged on top, followed by Aiden Parish and Sam Toohey (who had previously placed third in air DH).

There were no U19 females in action on Wednesday afternoon, but Matilda Melton chalked up yet another gold medal for the United States and Transition Factory Racing among U17 girls. Kelowna's Tayte Proulx-Royds found the speed for silver, and Isla O'Connor from Kitchener, Ont. rounded out the top three. 

Boston Bryant kept the party going for America in the men's U15 contest, defeating Pemberton's Sebastien Harrisson in the semi-final en route to the top of the podium. Camden Rutherfurd, Addison's brother, ended up second and Colter Knecht was third. Harrisson found himself in fourth after losing to Knecht in his small final. 

Pique Newsmagazine will have more from Crankworx Whistler.