Okanagan Centre's Ned Ireland leads Nico Monfort of the U.S. during a Nor Am ski cross race last weekend at Panorama.

Okanagan Centre's Ned Ireland leads Nico Monfort of the U.S. during a Nor Am ski cross race last weekend at Panorama.

Ned Ireland on podium at Nor Am race

Okanagan Centre ski cross racer earns bronze at race at Panorama

  • Jan. 29, 2014 11:00 a.m.

Ned Ireland’s trek on the Nor Am ski cross circuit continues this weekend with an event in Copper Mountain, Colorado.

Ireland, 19, is currently is third overall in the Nor Am season standings, and is second among all Canadian racers.

The former Big White Racer is coming off a podium finish last weekend at a Nor Am Cup race last weekend at Panorama near Invermere.

Ireland took third spot in the event behind American Robert Mahre and Ontario’s Kevin MacDonald.

The Nor Am tour is the springboard to the World Cup circuit where Kelowna’s Kelsey Serwa and Ian Deans currently compete.

Ireland fore ran the World Cup in early December at Nakiska after earning an invite to the race, as he was just short in qualifying points.

He also came second in the pro division at the Western Open Ski Cross series race at Big White.

Ireland is a student at UBC Okanagan enrolled in the human kinetics program.

 

 

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