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Kelowna skaters grab 11 medals in U.S.

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Kelowna Skating Club's Carson Consiglio won the gold medal in the juvenile boys division at the Jo Williams Memorial Cup in Spokane.
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The Kelowna Skating Club had a very successful weekend south of the border, bringing 11 medals home from the 2014 Jo Williams Memorial Cup.

Twenty-two local skaters traveled to Spokane, Wash. to compete at this event, which featured top skaters from Spokane, Seattle, Portland, San Francisco, Salt Lake City, and Alaska.

Eight year-old Carson Consiglio skated a clean program en route to winning the gold medal in the Juvenile Boys division.  His personal best score of 32.25 points was impressive, as it bested the second place finisher by over 6 points.

At the Juvenile Women’s level, Kelowna’s Ashley Sales skated to a personal best score of 36.43 points in winning the bronze medal in a very deep field of skaters.  Her club mate Alyssa Dobbs finished fifth.

In the Novice Women’s Short Program, 12 year-old Mckenna Colthorp won with a score of 36.51 points, with club mate Rachel Pettitt finishing second with 35.44.  Olivia Gran finished fifth with a personal best 32.46 points in the segment.

Meanwhile, in the Novice Women’s Free Skate, Pettitt won the silver medal, while Colthorp and Gran finished fourth and fifth, respectively.

In the Junior Women’s division, Kelowna’s Cailey England won silver and gold in the Short Program and Free Skate, while Jayda Jurome won a pair of bronze medals.

More medals were captured at the Pre-Juvenile Girls level, as Kelowna’s Vienna Harwood and Mackenzie Nelmes skated away with the silver and bronze medals, respectively.

“This was a great experience for our team,” noted KSC Director Jason Mongrain.  “It is great for both our skaters and coaches to see how we are stacking up against good quality American skaters.  The hosts were very welcoming as well, so we are looking forward to attending again in the future.”

 

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