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Whistler runners compete in Fall Classic

Although ski season is upon us, a group of seasoned Whistler runners took one last kick at the can last weekend, competing in the 18 th annual Go Wireless Fall Classic at UBC campus. There were 5 km, 10 km and half-marathon (21.1 km) races.

European riders dominate snowboard World Cup

Nielsen wins bronze in Snowboard Cross Although the Europeans were strong in all the competitions, Whistler’s own Drew Nielsen managed the only North American medal in Tignes, France on Nov.

Canadians tough in NorAm opener

U.S. team takes lion’s share of podiums The NorAm season opened in Loveland, Colorado last weekend with a strong international field. The Canadians held there own, but the most impressive showing belonged to the U.S.

Wrestling comes to Pemberton

Bolt down the folding chairs, people, because wrestling is coming to Pemberton. The National Wrestling Alliance and Extremely Canadian Championship Wrestling are holding five matches plus a Battle Royale at the Pemberton Youth Centre on Dec. 8.

Charles third in snowboard NorAm

After a frustrating year of coming up short in competitions, Whistler snowboarder Michelle Charles jumped to the top of the heap in a NorAm giant slalom competition at Copper Mountain, Colorado on Nov.

Freestyle team picks up new sponsor

World Cup Freestyle Skiing will benefit from a new sponsor when it returns to Whistler Jan. 26 to 27 for both aerials and dual mogul events – the last events prior to the 2002 Winter Olympics in Salt Lake City, Utah.

Brydon’s surgery successful

May be back for Olympics Emily Brydon, 21, one of Canada’s strongest up and coming skiers, may be back in time for the 2002 winter Olympics after undergoing knee surgery to repair a damaged anterior cruciate ligament on Nov. 14.

Grouse Mountain to host FIS Big Air

The Federation Internationale de Ski (FIS) is adding a Big Air competition to its West Coast tour this year, a $40,000 prize event on Grouse Mountain that will piggyback on the World Cup halfpipe, snowboard cross, and parallel giant slalom events at

Whistler swimmers strong in Halloween meet

With the highest registration numbers in years and a couple of time trials under their elasticated wastebands, the Whistler Seawolves swim team hosted the Squamish Pirates in a Halloween fun meet.

Focus, belief in oneself the keys

When I chose to make the jump into competitive ski racing it was because of my love for the sport and the excitement of being in the mountains. Those factors are still number one on my list of reasons why I continue to ski race.