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Apex mogul skiers primed for success

This season, the Apex Freestyle Club is focused on junior nationals in Quebec.

AFC coach Kenni Kuroda said they are aiming to send as many athletes to that competition as possible.

“Hopefully we will be sending a strong contingent,” he said.

Members of the club open their Timber Tour season at home Jan. 16-19. It’s the first of four stops. Kuroda is confident his group is headed for a strong season as the moguls group is shaping up.

“We’ve got a very strong field. I’m really looking for big things from our team this year as far as results go,” he said.

He’s also confident about the slope style team that has new additions including new coach Stu Chapman.

“He’s just great with the athletes,” said Kuroda. “He can relate to them. He’s young, but he’s very enthusiastic about coaching.”

AFC also has openings in their programs, including Jumps and Bumps, which introduces skiers to the aspects of freestyle skiing in a non-competitive environment.  Kids learn and develop the skills necessary to become an accomplished skier in all terrain, conditions and circumstances. The clubs goal is to get participation up substantially in this program because it acts as the feeder for all other programs offered by the club.

For more information, contact Ronda Barzilay at rondabarzilay@shaw.ca or call 1-888-847-6632.

In other club news, AFC has Madison Parker, Mackenzie Schwinghamer as well as Kassidy and Max Todd named to the B.C. Development team. AFC has also moved Mason Barzilay, Kyler Parker as well as brothers Noah and Connor Spence to the B.C. mogul team this season. Competing on the slope style and half pipe team is Riley Culver, while brothers Josh and Jordan Kober are with the Canadian Sport Institute mogul team. With the national teams are Andi Naude in moguls and Matt Margetts with the half pipe group.

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