The Whistler Gymnastics Trampoline Team headed down to the Shasta Trampoline Club in New Westminster this past weekend to take part in a practice meet where athletes would have a chance to try out their routines and learn more about judging. The judges overlooked errors and were less demanding than usual, but still gave out ranking and certificates to new participants.
From Whistler, Stephen Lindsay-Ross placed first in Level 2 trampoline and third in Level 2 Double Mini Trampoline;
Joe Davies was first in Level 2 Double Mini Trampoline and third in Level 3 Trampoline, with Level 3 representing a provincial level of competition.
Jamie Gormely placed third in Level 2 Double Mini Trampoline, Caitlin MacConnachie was second in Level 1 Double Mini Trampoline, Keeley Wentzel was third in Level 2 Trampoline and Jett Williams was third in Level 1 Trampoline.
After the competition, the team stayed for a clinic hosted by Tim Cleave, Bryan Milonja and members of Shasta currently competing on the national team.
WORCA seeking directors for 2013
The Whistler Off-Road Cycling Association is looking to recruit three volunteer directors for the 2013 season, and is hosting a Special General Meeting on Dec. 4 to amend the club's bylaws and appoint three directors. All members are eligible to attend the meeting or to run for any of the board vacancies.
Tony Horn is stepping down as the director of race, and the position is being divided into two roles — director of XC/toonie rides and director of downhill/special events. As well, the roles will make more use of paid WORCA staff in planning races, including 20 Toonie Rides and special events like the women-only Charlie's Angels race.
In addition, WORCA is seeking expressions of interest for a director of fundraising to run the bike swap and look at ways to leverage the mountain bike club's membership — a record 1,800 in 2012 — into more sponsorship for the club's activities like trail maintenance. The deadline to apply for these board positions in Nov. 30, and the job descriptions are posted online at www.worca.com. Applications can be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org.
The WORCA board meets roughly once a month outside of special events. Winter events include the annual Toonie Ride date fixing meeting and early planning for the annual bike swap.
Titans back on top
After a few frustrating weeks and injury issues, the Sea to Sky Pee-Wee Titans finished their season on a high note with a 19-0 win over the North Vancouver Vikings. Scott Friestadt scored first for the Titans with a 40-yard run on the opening drive. Aiden White scored next, and Luke Haasen caught a long pass from Adam Klimchuck-Brown, who also added the extra point. The Titans finished in a three-way tie for second place with a record of 6-3-1, but were ranked fourth based on points scored.