Whistler skiers named to B.C. Ski Team 

In preparation for the summer training session, B.C. Alpine and the B.C. Ski Team finalized its 12-athlete roster for the 2005-06 season this week.

As in past years the team includes several racers from the Whistler Mountain Ski Club.

Men’s team representatives from the WMSC are Robbie Dixon of North Vancouver, Matt Holler of Vancouver, Ben Chaddock of Richmond and Trevor Conroy of Truro, Nova Scotia. The other skier was Dustin Fraser from the Mount Washington Ski Club.

Whistler’s Scott Hume remains committed to making the national team, and is exploring options to ski at a NCAA accredited college in the U.S.

The women’s team includes Alison Leighton and Danielle Robson of Whistler and the WMSC, as well as Danielle Poleschuk of Fernie and Lindsay Kraft of Vernon.

Robbie Dixon and Danielle Poleschuk, both veterans of the B.C. Ski Team, have also been invited to take part in the national ski team’s summer Development Training Group. This program was open to 18 men and women across Canada with high potential of being selected to the development team. They will train alongside the 17 members of the Canadian Alpine Ski Team at a dryland camp at the University of Calgary. The development team will be selected in October.

In addition to the B.C. Ski Team, B.C. Alpine also named five athletes to take part in the provincial Men’s Training Group for the summer/fall training period. The Men’s Training Group will include Jonathan Hadley, Conrad Pridy and James-Douglas MacLean of the WMSC, Ben Thomsen of Windermere Valley Ski Club and Rob Wasiliew of Vernon Ski Club.

Some 13 B.C. athletes were also invited to take part in the second annual Best to the Best (B2B) summer camp with national and development team athletes. The B2B program will include four ski camps in B.C., Oregon, and Europe as well as three fitness camps and a full-fledged dryland training program.

The men’s FIS B2B group includes Stan Rey, Daniel Penn and Morgan Pridy from the WMSC, as well as Trevor Rose of Windermere Valley, Evan Moore of Vernon Ski Club, Sasha Zaitsoff of the Red Mountain Racers, and Ian Cumming of Apex.

The women’s FIS B2B group includes Victoria Whitney of the WMSC, as well as Ellie Terwiel and Victoria Glowczynski of Sun Peaks, Georgia Simmerling of Grouse, Kelsey Serwa of Big White, and Sandra MacDonald of Apex.

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