Locals on top of Idaho NORBA 

Several Whistler residents headed to the Schweitzer NORBA events in Sandpoint, Idaho last weekend, taking part in downhill, cross-country, and cross-country short track races.

Matt Ryan, the top Whistler cross-country rider these days, entered the downhill event, where he finished third in the Expert Men 25 to 29 race. Ryan also won his age category in the Super-D downhill – basically a cross-country race with downhill sections.

In the Men’s 30 to 39 race, Keith Ray also finished first in the Super-D.

Katie Holden competed in the Pro Women’s downhill finishing 20 th overall.

In the Pro Men’s Short Track, Victoria’s Geoff Kabush was third.

In the Women’s Pro Short Track, Lesley Clements was 24 th overall as one of the last riders to be lapped by the lead group. She also participated in the pro cross-country race, finishing 30 th .

Matthew Bodkin was eliminated in the Expert Men’s race with a flat tire after sharing the lead for most of the contest with a rider from Montana. His bad luck continued in the Expert Men’s 30-34 race, when he also lost a shot at the win to another flat.

Keith Ray also competed in the Men’s 35-39 cross-country race, finishing second in his category.

Willow Koerber, an American rider who lives and trains in Whistler, was seventh in the pro elite cross-country, and seventh in the short-track.

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