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Sea to Sky shines at 2022 Canadian Downhill Championship

Sea to Sky athletes accounted for eight first place finishes and an additional seven podium-finishes across the event two-day event
Tegan, Wei Tien, Coen
Sea to Sky's Tegan Cruz, Wei Tien Ho, Coen Skrypnek and Marcus Goguen, shown here at last month's BC Cup in Whistler after finishing 2nd to 5th respectively, had another great showing at last weekend's National Championships.

As per usual, the podiums at the 2022 Canadian Downhill Championships in Kicking Horse last weekend were chalked full of Sea to Sky talent.

Leading the way among local athletes was Pemberton's Cruz brothers, Tegan and Lucas.

Older brother Lucas snagged himself a silver medal, following close behind Squamish rider Gabriel Neron's gold medal- winning performance, while teenaged Tegan successfully defended last year's National Campion performance in the UCI U17 Expert Men category with another win, this time in the UCI Junior Expert Men category.

Squamish's Coen Skrypnek followed right behind Tegan with a second-place finish, while fellow Whistlerite Marcus Goguen just missed the podium in fourth.

One age group lower in the U17 Expert Men category, Squamish's Ryan Griffith and Whistler's Jake Polito finished back to back in second and third, respectively. 

Squamish's Mateo Quist and Whistler's Zach Eaton also walked away from the event gold medals in U15 Men's and Junior Sport Men, respectively.

On the women's side, Sechelt's Gracey Hemstreet continued her dominant season with yet another first place finish in the UCI Junior Women category, while Squamish's Bailey Goldstone took the title in the Elite Women category.

Other notable finishes included Janet Kan and Cameron Bragg each taking first in Open Women and U15 Women, respectively, while Pemberton's Rebecca Beaton came third in the U17 Women's category.