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The Year in Sports

From high fives to the World Cup podium



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July 1 — Ryan Nyquist takes third annual Red Bull Elevation BMX contest in Whistler Village, possibly with a broken wrist.

July 1-7 — The inaugural B.C. Bike Race took place, from Victoria to Whistler via as much singletrack as the organizers could find. On the podium were local women Sarah O’Byrne and Emma Smith and the Pemberton mixed team of Ryan Watts and Hilary Harrison.

July 7 — The B.C. Mountain Bike Championships. Cross-country medal winners include Kerry-Anne Hamilton, Jenna Wilkins, Max Horner, Nick Geddes, Tyler Allison, Bob Allison, Trevor Hopkins, Cathy Jewett.

July 8 — The 10 th annual Squamish Triathlon. Locals winning medals include David Higgins, Bob Deeks, Greg Sandkuhl, Claire Daniels, Alisa Brownlee, Brenda Baker, Francesca Cole, Nancy Johnston.

July 14 — Gearjammer race in Squamish. Matt Ryan second overall in pro men. Locals winning age category medals include Joanna Harrington, Lesley Clements, Victoria Whitney, Lina Augaitis, Jonny Lloyd, Josh Stott, Mike Boehm, Trevor Hopkins, Keith Ray, Mike Charuk, David Thornhill and Gary Baker.

July 14 — Whistler teacher Kevin Titus regains 48 km Knee Knacker title, while smashing the masters record by three minutes. Other locals to finish the race were Walter Walgram, Duncan Munro.

July 14 — Will Routley wins the Tour de White Rock road title to lead off Super Week.

July 21-29 — Crankworx. Too many events to list all the medal winners, but Whistler’s junior riders stole the show with Tyler Allison wining in three events, Max Horner and Nick Geddes placing in everything they entered, and Brandon Semenuk and Alex Prochazka’s making the Kokanee Slopestyle finals and placing third and sixth respectively.

July 20-22 — Tim Horton’s National MTB Championships at Mt. Washington. Tyler Allison was third in cross-country and first in downhill. Claire Buchar and Katrina Strand were second and third for elite women.


Aug. 12 — Ken Quon Memorial raises another $12,000 for Whistler’s emergency services, purchasing a second remote diagnostic machine.

Aug. 12 — Crank It Up run opens in Whistler Mountain Bike Park.

Aug. 19 — Kelowna Apple Triathlon. Podiums went to David Higgins, Marie-Anne Prevost.

Aug. 12-18 — Pemberton’s Hillary Harrison placed first in Transrockies Challenge, with teammate Susan Haywood.

Aug. 23 — WORCA presents Max Horner with Lumpy Leidal award for top junior rider.

Aug. 25 — 5 Peaks run on Whistler Mountain. Record turnout of 458 runners. The only local on the podium was Walter Walgram.