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Whistler riders provincial champions



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Andrew Cartwright and Colin Kerr, who were first and second in the standings, attended six and five events on the calendar respectively.

In the Pro Elite men’s category, Whistler’s Chad Miles and Dave Burch were ranked seventh and 11th heading into the finals, but dropped several positions when they did not attend the Crystal Mountain race. Michael Boehm, Lucas Curran and Will Routley also appear in the standings with a handful of races between them.

Angela Teng was the only Whistler racer in the women’s Pro Elite standings, and was ranked ninth after two appearances. After finishing sixth in the finals, she moved up to seventh place overall with just three races to her credit.

Matthew Bodkin, Todd Kemp and Luc De Gagne competed as Veteran Expert Men this season, but did not crack the top 10 in the standings.

In the Master Expert Men category, Whistler’s Eric Crowe and Tony Routley both cracked the top 10 with five and two B.C. Cup appearances respectively. Crowe disqualified in the finals, but held onto this third place ranking with 305 points in four races. Lance Brannigan also appears in the standings with one race to his credit.

In downhill competition, Brook Baker finished second overall again, despite the fact that she only made two appearances. She won the downhills at Crystal Mountain and Bear Mountain, moving into second overall behind Jacqui Babcock of Pitt Meadows.

Whistler’s Sylvie Allen was third at Crystal Mountain and third overall in the Pro Elite category with just three appearances. Claire Buchar was fourth in the standings.

In the Pro Elite men’s category, Whistler’s Kelly Walters was in 13 th place in the rankings heading into the competition with 347 points in four appearances. He will drop a few spots after missing the finals.

Chris Dewar, Chris Colbeck, Mike Atkins, Chad Onyschuk, Chad Hately, Ted Tempany, and J.J. Desormeaux also made the rankings with one or two races apiece.

Among the Junior Expert Men, Whistler’s Jeff Beatty cracked the top 10 despite only making two appearances on the B.C. Cup tour this summer.

Atkins, Dewar, Hately both competed in the finals, finishing eighth, 17 th and 25 th respectively.

In the dual slalom, J.J. Desormeaux was eighth in the dual slalom rankings and Kelly Walters was tenth.

B.C. Cup Finals, Crystal Mountain

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