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Cassie Sharpe wraps up great season of skiing

CASSIE SHARPE HAS enjoyed a brilliant season on the slopes. - PHOTO SUBMITTED
CASSIE SHARPE HAS enjoyed a brilliant season on the slopes.
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The competitive winter season has wound down for past Comox native and Whistler resident, skier Cassie Sharpe.

Following earlier podium successes in 2014, March proved to be another very good month. Recently, the Snowcrown was held in Blue Mountain, Ont. In three disciplines Sharpe finished on the podium three times with a second in Slopestyle; a second in Big Air and a first in Half Pipe, which is her specialty. She performed so well she was named “overall athlete” for the entire Sony SnowCrown Event, earning her a trip to Mexico.

The following week was the Canadian Freestyle Ski Nationals at Canada Olympic Park in Calgary. Sharpe was triumphant and finished first in the both disciplines of Slopestyle and Half Pipe.

Her outstanding results have allowed her to hold on to 22nd spot on the elusive AFP (Associated Freeski Professionals) in the competitive Half Pipe category and she also sits in an impressive seventh spot overall in the World standings due to her ability to do well in other ski disciplines.

Finally, to finish off her season this past weekend Sharpe garnered a second-place finish at the Dew Tour Am in Sun Peaks.

The summer will be spent training and preparing for next winter's busy schedule. Her goal is to become a member to the National ski team and to compete in the X Games and the 2018 Winter Olympic Games.

 

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