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The Year in Sports

From high fives to the World Cup podium



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Feb. 2-3 — The annual Peak to Valley race takes place in stormy conditions. The top team was Barry the Rooster (Tom Prochazka, Chris Kent, Liz Thompson and Steve Fleckenstein).

Feb. 3 — Britt Janyk is fourth in the World Championship super G.

Feb. 3-4 — WMSC skiers sustain injuries in a rugged Mars B.C. Cup DH at Apex. Podiums go to Victoria Whitney, Conrad Pridy and Morgan Pridy.

Feb. 8 — Jan Hudec wins a silver medal in downhill to lead Canadians at World Championships.

Feb. 11 — The annual Whistler Loppet takes place, with a field of 140 racers. Glenn Bond of Silver Star is the top male, local Tobi Henderson the top female.

Feb. 11-13 — Local skiers race in Canadian Masters Downhill competition, with Rick Lewon and Liz Thompson placing first among men and women, and Stewart Smith and Tom Tompson contributing to win the team event as well.

Feb. 12 — Squamish mountain biker Meghan Kindree wins Premier’s Athletic Award.

Feb. 16 — Maëlle Ricker wins women’s category at Mt. Baker Banked Slalom.

Feb. 17-18 — WMSC skiers race the Enquist Slalom, dominating the podium. Medal winners include Jocelyn Ramsden, Raylor Green, Elyse Timoshenko, Michael Cadman, Matthew Sawchyn, Madison McLeish, Isaac Penn, and Spencer Morris.

Feb. 17-18 — The Whistler Freeride Club takes part in a Junior Freeride Contest at Lake Louise. Podium finishers include Ariana Stufano, Lonnie Wake, Jordan Ling and Ryan Sullivan.

Feb. 17 — Snowboardcross racers Maëlle Ricker and Drew Neilson, and alpine racer Matthew Morison, win gold medals at World Cup in Japan.

Feb. 24 — The sixth annual Lost Lake Shuffle enduro takes place. Jean-Yves Sauriol the top male with 69 km in four hours. Tara Calvert was the top female with 60 km.

Feb 24-25 — WMSC K1 team cleans up at Grouse. Medals to Kailee Darlington, Rae Swette, Kyle Gardiner, Kaylie Higgs and Morgan Taylor.

Feb. 24 — 10 th annual Showcase Showdown, and second year for the Pipestyle event. The top male is Chris Wimbles, followed by Jacob Koia, and Clint Allan. The top female was Pilar Peterson, followed by Sarah Conrad and Stephanie Just.

Feb. 24 — Erik Guay picks up the Canadian ski team’s 10 th and 11 th medals of the season, a gold and bronze, at a double downhill in Germany.

Feb. 24 — Maëlle Ricker wins the U.S. Snowboarding Championships snowboardcross.