Mount Washington Ski Club – Proud Home of Women’s Enquist Slalom Champion
Apex Alpine, BC, Canada
It was another phenomenal racing weekend at Apex Alpine for the Mount Washington Ski Club U16/U18 Athletes.
Under frigid temperatures, Campbell River’s Cole Anderson sailed through to a 3rd place overall finish in the Slalom event Saturday and Campbell River’s own golden girl Maja Nymann, who is having a stellar season on the snow landed a second place and a trip to the podium.
On Sunday, it was a Slalom event again with Campbell River’s Kole Harle walking away with the Silver Medal and Calvin Cotton a first year U16 racer winning a most improved award. Liam Gilchrist of Nanaimo pulled out a 17th place finish on Sunday in the Slalom after not finishing in the Slalom event on Saturday. However, in the end, it was again, Maja Nymann of Campbell River who came sailing through the weekend taking the lessons learned in her second place finish on Saturday and putting it all together Sunday to capture two gold medal runs and the coveted Enquist Cup – a 78 year old tradition.
"It was a skill testing race with such tough competition, said Nymann.” But as always I had a great time and am honoured to have won such a prestigious award! It felt great to stand on top of the podium next to my friends and competitors, and I am looking forward to my next event."
"The Enquist race is always a highlight of the year for our club, and it was extra special having it in Apex with so many of the provinces’ top contenders in attendance," said John Trimmer, head coach of the Mt. Washington Ski Club. "It's been a tough year for us at home, but I am so proud of how hard our team has worked off and on snow - they deserve the results. We have only trained at home two weekends this season, but they were awesome weekends! A huge thank you has to go out to all our athletes, parents and past members who helped us harvest snow from the trees and put it on our training hill, and then transported the athletes’ skis so we could actually get a gate in the ground and train without destroying our race skis!"