Nelson's Haley (left) and Trace Cooke are sitting on top of the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association rankings.

Nelson's Haley (left) and Trace Cooke are sitting on top of the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association rankings.

Nelson’s Cooke siblings dominant

Nelson siblings Haley and Trace Cooke are on top of the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association rankings

Nelson siblings Haley and Trace Cooke are on top of the International Freeskiers & Snowboarders Association rankings after another successful weekend.

The Whitewater Freeride Team members took part in the Crystal Mountain event in Washington State last weekend. Trace took home first place in the boys 15 to 18 year old category while Haley captured gold in the 12 to 14 year old girls bracket. The points the pair earned on the weekend put them atop the season rankings.

Whitewater team member Sam Howard also took home bronze in the boys 12 to 14 year old age group.

It’s been a great season for the Whitewater Freeride Team with several members of the group finding themselves in the top-20 of the season rankings. The boys 12 to 14 year old group includes: Jona Caney (#9), Howard (#11), Loki Wickman-Ratthe (#12) and Nigel Ziegler (#13). The girls 15 to 18 category features local Chloe Kuch (#15). In the boy 15 to 18 year old category Cooke leads, but Sam Woodward (#7) is also in the mix.

The Cookes will be the only Whitewater team members to make the journey to Wyoming this coming weekend to take part in the event being hosted by Grande Targhee. Trace will be going for his fourth win of the season.

Several Whitewater team members have qualified for season’s championship that will be hosted by Revelstoke between April 4 and 7.