Fernie Freestyle Athletes Flying High at Panorama
After nearly two years without competition, Fernie Freestyle Club athletes haven’t skipped a beat, with 20 athletes attending the BC Freestyle Provincial Competition this past week, January 14-16th 2022, at Panorama Mountain Resort, landing 17 podium finishes.
Athletes competed in 3 events over the competition in Moguls, Slope & Big Air. Fernie Freestyle athletes brought home medals in all three disciplines. Program Director/Head Coach Chris Ebbern says, “It was an extremely successful weekend of learning and competing after almost two years of not being in the start gate. For most of our athletes, it was their first freestyle competition and first Timber Tour/Provincial Comp. I am very proud of everyone that attended and can’t wait to get to the next stop in February at Sun Peaks Resort.”
We had many podiums over the weekend with highlights on the Timber Tour, with Griffin Paterson placing 1st in the M16 Moguls and 2nd overall and Yohan Simpson taking the top spot in M14 Big Air. Fernie’s Nyah Shopland finished 2nd in the W14 Big Air and 3rd in the Slope. Charlie Weyman finished 3rd in W14 Moguls.
In the Super Youth category, it was a triple podium finish for Fernie athletes in both Moguls and Big Air in the M12 age group, with Theo Favreau finishing 1st, Jake Weyman 2nd, and Ben Dryborough finishing 3rd in both respective events. In the M12 Slope event, Theo Favreau again finished 1st and Ben Dryborough finished 3rd. “I’m very proud of everyone that attended, and I can’t wait to get to the next stop in February at Sun Peaks Resort”, says Coach Chris.
Fernie Freestyle Club would like to thank BC Freestyle & Panorama Mountain Resort for putting together a well-organized and safe event during these challenging times. Next up on the tour for Club Athletes is Sun Peaks from Feb. 10-13, 2022, followed by BC Champs in Whistler on April 7-10, 2022.
Fernie Freestyle Club has over 150 athletes from 6 to 17 years of age. Fernie Freestyle offers programs for recreational & competitive skiers & snowboarders who want to improve their Slopestyle, Mogul, Park, Big Mountain and Natural Terrain skiing/riding in a positive, safe, and supervised environment.
New this year is the Freestyle Snowboard division. For more information on the club please visit www.ferniefreestyle.ca
Fernie Freestyle would also like to congratulate Fernie Freestyle Alumni, Sam Goodison of Fernie, for his first-place finish at the Canada Cup Mogul Competition held at Canyon Resort in Red Deer, AB on January 15, 2022.
For a list a full list of results please visit: https://freestylebc.ski/results/