October 28, 2019
Top athletes who have represented Alberta in alpine, para-alpine, ski cross and NCAA competition.
Canmore (AB) – The Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame is pleased to introduce the top athletes from the past season whose accomplishments will be acknowledged at the 2019 Highest Peak Gala to be held the evening of October 30th at the Markin-McPhail Centre.
“Giving recognition our top athletes is important” said Alberta Alpine President Rob McCloskey. “These are the role models of every younger ski racer – they look up to the athletes who have graduated from their programs and are now competing at the highest levels. They can see athletes from our ski family can succeed in international competition and it inspires them to have high goals and to aim for the Olympics or World Championships. Or if higher education is their goal, to keep ski racing while achieving their undergraduate degree. This is what makes our ski racing system strong.”
A primary goal of Alberta Alpine is to graduate high-performance athletes to the Canadian National Ski Teams in Para-Alpine, Ski Cross and Alpine or to NCAA universities or colleges.
The Top International Athletes from the 2018-19 season are:
- International Ski Cross Male Athlete: Brady Leman (CARC)
- International Ski Cross Female Athlete: Abby McEwen (Sunridge)
- International Para-alpine Female Athlete: Alana Ramsay (CADS Alberta)
- International Alpine Male Athlete: Trevor Philp (Banff Alpine Racers)
- International & NCAA Female Athlete: Amelia Smart (University of Denver/Team Panorama)
- NCAA Male Athlete: Liam Wallace (University of Alaska/Sunshine)
Ski Cross: Brady Leman continued his leadership of the Men’s SX Team, taking a silver medal in the 2019 FIS Skicross World Ski Championships in Telluride, Colorado. Abby McEwan emerged as a new talent on the World Cup with two top-8 performances.
Para-alpine: In Para-alpine, Alana Ramsay finished 4th in slalom and 6th overall in the Para-alpine World Cup.
Alpine: Trevor Philp scored multiple personal bests on the World Cup and led the Canadian men with a 5th place in the alpine combined at Bansko, Bulgaria.
NCAA: Amelia Smart continued to dominate both Nor-Am and NCAA slaloms with four wins. Liam Wallace made the most of his rookie appearance at the 2019 NCAA Finals, taking a silver in the men’s slalom.
Join us to recognize the tremendous contribution and the continuing dedication as the Class of 2019 is inducted into the Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame at the Highest Peak Gala, hosted at the Markin-McPhail Centre at WinSport in Calgary on Wednesday, October 30th. This event was first held in 1968, to support ski racing excellence in Alberta and western Canada. The Canadian Rockies Ski Racing Hall of Fame event is a legacy event with the goal to support future champions in the province, with all proceeds invested into Alberta Ski Racing programs.
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