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Austrian sweeps Whistler Cup races



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The last race of the season is the Zone finals at Mt. Washington next week. After that Benbow says she will start her dryland training in preparation for next season, when she will join the WMSC’s FIS team.

Also for Canada, Carmel McElroy of Alberta was seventh, Melissa Yarmaloy 11 th , Erica Watts of Ontario 16 th , Caroline Brault of Quebec 17 th , Jennifer Graham 20 th , Kristen Timusk of Ontario 21 st , Samantha Rosen of Ontario 25 th , and Danielle Robson of the WMSC 30 th .

The men’s K2 GS went to Florian Scheiber of Austria, followed by Tim Siroki of Croatia and Mark Mikos of the U.S.

Simon Mannella of Quebec was the top Canadian in eighth. Tyler Nella was 10 th , Calvin White of Alberta was 12 th , and Ryan Foote, Vincent Gilbert-Dore, and Whistler’s Matthew Holler were 19 th through 21 st . Fortin-Houle finished 24 th despite a crash on the course.

Janka Gantnerova of Slovaki claimed the K1 women’s slalom in 1:20.93. Nina Loseth of Norway was second, and Tina Weirather of Liechtenstein third to earn their second Whistler Cup medals. Killy McBroom was seventh, WMSC racer Jennifer Mah was ninth, Elli Terwiel of Trail was 10 th , Marie-Elaine Lepine of Quebec was 12 th , Elaine Duquet of Quebec was 16 th , and Britney Freeman on Ontario was 17 th .

Nine other Canadian cracked the top 30. From the WMSC, Alison Matasi was 22 nd , Katrina Dekur 25 th , Sarah Marshall 26 th , Carolyn Caldwell 28 th and Deborah Bayliss 30 th . Kate Ryley, Brianne Ormerod, Connie Farmer and Stephanie McKichin also made it.

The men’s K1 slalom went to Adam Zika of the Czech Republic, followed by Eian Sandvik of Norway and Jakub Ostrihon of Slovakia.

For Canada, Trevor Rose of Windermere was sixth, Graham Wilson of Ontario seventh, Morgan Pridy of Whistler eighth, Christian Conner of Alberta 10 th , Kelby Halbert of Ontario 11 th , Phillipe Laverdure of Quebec 14 th , Mathieu Routhier of Quebec 15 th , Kyle Coxon of Whistler 16 th , Nat Cohen of Vernon 17 th , Alexander Chlum of Big White 18 th , and Corey Willis of Cypress 20 th .