January 19, 2016

The Alpine Insurance FIS Series Alberta races at COP last weekend marked the last of the Alberta FIS races till April. BC now takes over hosting with upcoming races at Kimberley, Red Mountain and Whistler. The final races of the series will be contested at Nakiska in April.

Shaw Cable was onsite at COP, televising the races, with commentary by former World Cup slalom skier, Paul Stutz and Alberta Alpine president Nigel Loring. For broadcast schedule, check here.

Saturday’s men’s race was won by Keegan Sharp of the Alberta Ski Team. Other Albertans in the top 10 were Huston Philp (AST) – 4th, Mikey Soetaert (AST) – 5th, Jack Leitch (AST) – 7th, Ben Legree (AST) – 8th, Justin Kelly (CARC) – 9th, Collin Taylor (AST) – 10th.

Georgia Willinger (ESC) was the top Alberta woman on Saturday with her 4th place finish, followed by Tyra Columbin (BANFF) in 5th, Georgia Burgess (AST) in 8th, Sarah Taylor (AST) in 9th and Meg Cumming (BANFF) – 10th.

Sunday’s top 10 men and women are below, with Keegan Sharp, photo below right, grabbing a bronze, and two podium finishes over the weekend. First year FIS athlete, Adrien Grabinski (SUNSH) narrowly missed the podium with his 4th place.

1 SEGER Riley 1997 CAN 41.31 41.74 1:23.05 Keegan
2 PHILP Huston 1997 CAN 41.61 41.50 1:23.11 +0.06 33.86
3  SHARP Keegan 1997 CAN 41.63 42.45 1:24.08 +1.03 42.27
4  GRABINSKI Adrien 1999 CAN 41.97 42.76 1:24.73 +1.68 47.90
5  PEIFFER Max 1997 CAN 42.36 42.45 1:24.81 +1.76 48.60
6  SOETAERT Michael 1996 CAN 43.02 42.23 1:25.25 +2.20 52.41
7  CARRY Patrick 1995 CAN 42.89 42.92 1:25.81 +2.76 57.27
8  LEGREE Ben 1996 CAN 43.13 43.36 1:26.49 +3.44 63.16
9  KIRSHENBLATT Max 1998 CAN 43.34 43.65 1:26.99 +3.94 67.50
10  TAYLOR Collin 1995 CAN 43.50 43.51 1:27.01

1 CURRIE Stephanie 1997 CAN 44.24 43.14 1:27.38 42.07
2  WOODHOUSE Emma 1996 CAN 43.97 44.06 1:28.03 +0.65 47.43
3  WILLINGER Georgia 1997 NZL 44.55 43.85 1:28.40 +1.02 50.47
4  FLECKENSTEIN Stefanie 1997 CAN 44.63 44.37 1:29.00 +1.62 55.42
5  COLLOMBIN Tyra 1997 CAN 45.12 44.54 1:29.66 +2.28 60.86
6  MARTIN Mikayla 1997 CAN 45.14 44.73 1:29.87 +2.49 62.59
7  BURGESS Georgia 1997 CAN 45.46 45.27 1:30.73 +3.35 69.67
8  KAMACHI Nakia 1999 CAN 46.57 45.50 1:32.07 +4.69 80.71
9  NATALENKO Kristina 1999 CAN 46.53 45.96 1:32.49 +5.11 84.18
10  BURK Alexandra 1997 CAN 47.16 45.83 1:32.99

 

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