LA RIVIERE — The last race of the season before finals saw 13 of the Westman Ski Club’s racers attend.
The Barclay Snowbyrd is for racers aged five to 14 and is based on individual performance and an all-around team effort.
Racers racing for the first time were Quinn Reville U6, Vicky Elgert U14 and Mareka Dewar-Norosky, U14.
Brooklyn Perrett U10 of Neepawa finished in second place receiving the silver medal. Jodie Davis of Minnedosa U12 also finished in silver place. She had the fastest girls’ time of the afternoon but finished short by a 10th for gold.
In the boys U12 category, the final placing was really being fought for with some close times. Neepawa’s Ben Perrett was lying third after the morning run. The three contenders went all out in the afternoon and after the leading two racers crashed, Ben moved into the gold medal place. It was a great day of racing.
Ben and Jodie will be heading to the finals being held in Asessippi.
The club had one member, Jodie Davis, attend the Pepsi Challenge in Bottineau, North Dakota earlier this month. The challenge is open to any skier, with the youngest being two and the eldest a lady in her 60s.
It was a GS-style race and Jodie won gold in her age category. She had the fastest ladies time and was just short by two seconds of the leading man, a race coach and previous racer from Bottineau. Way to go Jodie!