Nelson’s Adam Kuch is one of three local skiers who will compete at the Freeride Junior World Championships. Photo: Submitted

Nelson’s Adam Kuch is one of three local skiers who will compete at the Freeride Junior World Championships. Photo: Submitted

Three Whitewater skiers to compete at junior freeride worlds

Whitewater’s ski team also raced last weekend at Red Mountain

Three Whitewater Ski Resort athletes will compete at the Freeride Junior World Championships in Kappl, Austria, this week.

Mason Scott, Adam Kuch and Brodie Jensen will compete against 65 other skiers in the men’s category that runs Jan. 25 to 29.

“It’s been incredible to watch the progression of these athletes over the years,” said freeride team head coach Dano Slater in a statement. “They’ve continually pushed each other and proven themselves as some of the world’s best, and I look forward to watching each of them ski at the World Junior Championships.”

The competition can be watched at freerideworldtour.com.

Meanwhile, the Whitewater Ski Team took part in its first competition in almost two years last weekend at Red Mountain.

Thirteen local athletes took part in the under-14 and U16 girls and boys events.

Giant Slalom results included:

U14 girls: Paige Purcell (8th)

U14 boys: Flynn Tracey (6th), Teo van Dishoeck (12th), Ziji Digiacomo Parker (17th), Joseph Brazeau (21st) and Romain Legran (22nd)

U16 girls: Rylie Clark (6th), Madison Clark (7th)

U16 boys: Miika Hartman (4th), Raleigh Robertson (8th), Marco Garrisi (10th)

Slalom:

U14 girls: Paige Purcell (5th)

U14 boys: Flynn Tracey (6th), Ziji Digiacomo Parker (9th), Teo van Dishoeck (15th), Joseph Brazeau (19th) and Romain Legran (20th)

U16 girls: Madison Clark (7th)

U16 boys: Raleigh Robertson (7th) and Miika Hartman (8th)

Local ski legend Bobby Swan also competed, placing 13th in slalom with the U16 boys.

 

Paige Purcell was among Whitewater skiers who returned to competition last weekend for the first time in two years. She’s seen here with coach under-14 coach Al Bull. Photo: Submitted

Paige Purcell was among Whitewater skiers who returned to competition last weekend for the first time in two years. She’s seen here with coach under-14 coach Al Bull. Photo: Submitted