Telemark's Michelle Kraetzer and Connor Hobbs will compete in cross country at the B.C. Winter Games.

Telemark Racers qualify for B.C. Winter Games

Michelle Kraetzer and Connor Hobbs make Zone 2 X-coutnry team for provincial event next month in Penticton

  • Thu Jan 21st, 2016 10:00am
  • Sports

Michelle Kraetzer and Connor Hobbs of the Telemark Racers will represent Zone 2 in cross country skiing at next month’s B.C. Winter Games in Penticton.

The two local athletes qualified by placing second in their respective divisions at the Teck Okanagan Cup Classic Race in Revelstoke on Jan. 2.

Also earning secondary spots are Grayson McKinnon (4th) and Tristan Lee (5th) in 2002 midget boys, and Carter Fortney (4th) in 2001 juvenile boys.

Kraetzer felt great the whole race and was able to push herself to a second-place and personal-best finish in the juvenile girls 2001 division.

Hobbs was a top-five finisher most of last season in his midget boys 2002 division.

He skied his way to second place, 37 seconds behind the formidable Stephan Moore of Larch Hills.

Twenty athletes from Revelstoke, Salmon Arm, Kamloops, Vernon, Kelowna and Penticton will represent Zone 2 in cross country at the 2016 BC Winter Games.

The Zone 2 team will be coached by Randi Ostby, Keith Hepburn, both of the Larch Hills Racers, and assisted by Adam Elliot of the Telemark Racers.

For info on the Telemark racers or join the fast growing team​​ log on to Telemarkracers.org.