Moffat leads Big White with double gold

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Big White's Ryan Moffat won two gold medals last weekend at the TECK GS races at Sun Peaks.
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Led by Ryan Moffat's double-gold effort, the Big White Racers put in a solid performance at the TECK GS race Jan. 11 and 12 at Sun Peaks.

Seventy ladies and 71 men battled a difficult course, tough snow conditions and bad weather over the two days but the strong became stronger when nature gave them no other choice.

Big White Racers brought home 19 podium finishes and 44 top 10 results dominating the event.  Moffat, competing in U16, displayed his standard strength and incredible talent winning gold in both races. Teammate Simon Bernard followed Moffat winning double silver.

Ella Alfonso, in U16 girls, finished in second place in race 1, while teammate Olivia Baldassare was able to capture the bronze medal spot in both races.

In U14, Sophie Schroeder finished the weekend with a gold medal effort earning her the first place position to accompany her fourth place finishes in day one.

Gillian Callaghan also finished the weekend with a podium finish in third place to accompany her fifth place finishes in day 1.

Following the lead of the ladies, Quinn Rasmussen, U14, also won a bronze medal in race No. 3 up from ninth and sixth place in day 1.  In U12, Pippa Kolking earned double gold in day 1 and shared the podium with her teamates Hallie Jenkins (second) and Ana Large (third) in race 1, Amy Jorgenson (second), Jaxon Slaney (third) and Ana Large (fourth) in race 2.

The U12 girls finished strong on day 2,  with Hallie Jenkins taking the gold medal and teammates Pippa Kolking in second and first year U12 Ana Large in fourth.  Luke Mc Millan, U12, earned double gold in race 1 and 3.

Top 10s:

• U12, three races

Pippa Kolking—1st, 1st, 2nd

Hallie Jenkins—2nd 1st

Amy Jorgenson—2nd

Ana Large— 3rd, 4th, 4th

Jaxon Slaney—5th, 3rd, 5th

Jenelle Giebelhaus—9th

Luke McMillan—1st, 6th, 1st

Adam Fricska 6, 4, 6

Nic Tonogai 7, 7, 8

• U14, three races

Sophie Schroeder—4, 4, 1st

Gillian Callaghan—5, 5, 3rd

Quinn Rasmussen—9, 6, 3

• U16 2 Races

Ella Alfonso—2

Olivia Baldassare—3rd, 3rd

Brooke Lukinuk—5th, 4th

Ryan Moffat—1st, 1st

Simon Bernard—2, 2nd

Keefer Wells—9th, 8th

Trygg Nelson—10th, 10th


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