Freestylers relish Hot Doggin’
More than 60 athletes bounced, jumped and turned for a chance at glory as the Silver Star Freestyle Club hosted its Hot Doggin’ Mogul Event last weekend.
Skiers were judged over two runs for turns and aerial maneuvers, with the best run counting.
Club skiers Megan Loland and Jenna Cotter claimed gold and silver respectively in the 11-12-year-old Girls division, followed by Big White’s Gabriella Guarducci in third.
In the 11-12 Boys, Silver Star’s Jaidyn Gordon-Mason and Liam Bush took second and third place behind Big White’s Lewis Brunt.
The Silver Star duo of Matthew Gardner and Jackson Peters ranked first and second in the 9-10 Boys, with Big White’s Owen Brunt earning third.
Club skiers swept the podium in both the 7-8 Girls and Boys classes, with Melody Fagerlund, Michaela Dew and Daniley Johnson finishing one-two-three for the girls. Tate Garrod, Zach Loland and Carter Leahy were the top boys.
Silver Star’s Ella Garrod topped the U6 Girls division, while Vernon club skiers Liam Person, Alex Sewell and Anderson Bicknell ruled the boys group.
Meanwhile, Silver Star Freestyle Ski Club members turned in some stellar slopestyle results at Canadian Junior Nationals last weekend at Apex Mountain Resort.
Jake Ondrik struck gold and Tanner Gordon earned silver in the 16-18-year-old Boys division. Patrick Dew took silver in the 14-15 Boys, Katie Walker collected bronze in the 16-18 Girls and Declan Stevenson recorded silver in the 12-13 Boys.
The club is sponsored by Kal Tire, Helmuts Sausage Kitchen, CIBC Wood Gundy and Monashee Powder Snowcats.
Up next, club is hosting the B.C. Freestyle Timber Tour Championships this weekend at Silver Star Mountain.
More than 200 freestyle skiers ages six to 18 from Western Canada will be competing in slopestyle, single and dual moguls. The event ends Sunday.