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The Year In Sports

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21-22 - Logan Pehota goes five for five at the Western K2 nationals, with two gold medals, two silvers and a bronze. Also reaching the podium multiple times are Blake Ramsden and Sofi Leroux.

22-27 - Jen Segger places second in the Rock and Ice Ultra in the Yukon Territories, a six-day, 225 km race. Segger races in the snowshoe category.

28-29 - Keeley Wentzel is first all around in her age category at the Zone 5 gymnastics championships in Whistler, going on to represent the club at the provincials. A total of seven athletes qualify.

 

April

3-5 - WMSC skiers Broderick Thompson and Kailee Darlington earn silver medals at the K2 national championships.

3-5 - Whistler snowboaders Maëlle Ricker, Sarah Conrad and Brad Martin claim national titles in snowboardcross, halfpipe and halfpipe respectively.

10-12 - Canada wins the Whistler Cup, led by WMSC skiers Broderick Thompson (gold medal in super G, bronze in slalom) and Kailee Darlington (silver in super G).

17-19 - Tyler Allison wins the Super D race at the Sea Otter Classic and is third in cross-country; Nick Geddes is second in the dual slalom.

18 - Team Volkl wins the Orage Masters freeskiing contest in wet conditions.

18 - Shinji Osada of Japan wins the World Skiing Invitational big air.

19 - David Wise and Dania Assaly win the WSI superpipe.

19 - A total of 91 Whistler runners take part in the annual Vancouver Sun Run. John Blok posts the top time by a local, 39:05 for the 10 km course.

19 - Locals hold their own in most contests at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival, with Craig Beaulieu winning the final slopestyle event - and $10,001, the largest prize ever presented at the Telus World Ski and Snowboard Festival.

21-25 - Danny Kass brings his pro Grenade Games contest to Whistler with five events.

30 - WORCA hosts its earliest Toonie Ride (formerly Loonie Race) ever.

 

May

2 - The annual WORCA bike swap results in $107,000 in sales, raising $12,000 for youth dirt camps and other youth programs.

16 - The Whistler Mountain Bike Park opens despite the late snow and lingering snowpack.

16 - Whistler locals on the podium at the Squamish Ore Crusher are Mahon Lamont and Jack Iles (first and second in the 12-13 age category), Sarah O'Byrne (second in 30 to 34), Robin O'Neill (first in 35 to 39), Caroline Lamont (first in 45 to 49) and Gin Ming (first in 50-plus).

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