Sports » Features

KVRS wraps up with perfect conditions

Events go ahead, weather notwithstanding

by

comment

By Andrew Mitchell

Given the amount of snow that has fallen this season, not to mention the wind, fog, rain, and fluctuating freezing levels, the Kokanee Valley Race Series has been extremely lucky.

All eight events on the schedule took place as planned, sometimes with the assistance of groomers and the Whistler-Blackcomb Events crew, and sometimes because of good timing. The last event of the year, a dual giant slalom on March 15, took place in cold, clear conditions with hard-packed snow from the top of the course to the bottom, somehow missing all the snow, rain, rising temperatures, and high winds that hit Whistler before and after the race.

Not only were the winners recognized after the race, overall winners were decided as well.

Dual G.S. Results

Women 40 to 49

1. Sanae Tanaka — 1:30.42

2. Terry Daly — 1:32.53

3. Kary Firstbrook — 1:33.42

Women 30 to 39

1. Heike Stippler — 1:34.40

2. Karin Kafkova — 1:36.23

3. Hilary Hendriks — 1:38.37

Women 19 to 29

1. Mayumi Ueno — 1:46.81

2. Melinda Good — 1:58.09

3. Bettina Schluechter — 2:09.48

Women Pro

1. Charlotte Gourlay — 1:27.95

2. Lauren Parsons — 1:28.57

3. Lucia Paviotti — 1:31.20

Men 70 to 79

1. David Trussler — 1:37.75

2. Werner Himmelsbach — 1:49.14

3. Doug Deeks — 2:00.99

Men 60 to 69

1. Butch White — 1:28.84

2. Bob Switzer — 1:34.40

3. Jules Lajoie — 1:36.15

Men 50 to 59

1. Alain Rey — 1:28.84

2. Paul Psutka — 1:29.57

3. Peter Lyall — 1:29.84

Men 40 to 49

1. Tenney Wilkins — 1:28.16

2. Scot Elder — 1:29.30

3. Tom Jackson — 1:30.24

Men 30 to 39

1. Matteo Bullo — 1:32.50

2. Steve Monk — 1:44.67

Men 19 to 29

1. Paul Hothersall ­— 1:29.22

2. Fred Treblay — 1:29.78

3. Shigeki Enomoto — 1:34.15

Men Pro

1. James Clarkson — 1:22.62

2. Mike Eyles — 1:24.35

3. Chris Kent — 1:24.60

Men Telemark

1. Gary Liversidge — 2:15.87

Overall Series Champions

Men 80-Plus — Gar Robinson

Men 70 to 79 — David Trussler

Men 60 to 69 — Butch White

Women 60 to 69 — Grace Oaks

Men 50 to 59 — Alain Rey

Women 50 to 59 — Randall Carpenter

Men 40 to 49 — John Muzzillo

Women 40 to 49 — Sanae Tanaka

Men 30 to 39 — Mike Stewart

Women 30 to 39 — Heike Stippler

Men 19 to 29 — Fred Tremblay

Women 19 to 29 — Mayumi Ueno

Men Pro — Phil Beauregard

Add a comment