Whitewater Freeride Team 2013-14.

Whitewater Freeride Team 2013-14.

Whitewater Freeride skiers competing at North American Junior Championships

Athletes from the Nelson freeski team are doing well at the 2015 IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships in Grand Targhee,Wyoming.

A mob of Whitewater Freeride athletes have travelled to the south side of the border in Grand Targhee, Wyoming for the 2015 IFSA North American Junior Freeride Championships from April 8 to 12.

Coach Dano Slater wrote in an email, “Our guys are skiing well going into the finals.”

Results from April 9 show Haley Cooke with a second place score in the Girls 15 to 18 category.  On the same day, Dale Cushway placed first in the Boys 15 to 18, with Sam Kuch and Sol Butler scoring third and fourth respectively.

Seven skiers, Jona Caney, Sam Howard, Sam Kuch, Savannah Leishman, Ben Woodward, Sam Woodward and Nigel Ziegler, all made the list for the first round of invites thanks to their individual results at a combination of regional and national events throughout the 2014/15 season. There were 122 skiers in the first round.

More Whitewater team skiers qualified on the second round: Jeff Ashton, Sol Butler, Brendon Kelly, Liam Kelly and Jesse Thurston.

Final results to come.