Ski Team – Western Canadian Championships

Best of luck to our Manitoba team heading to Kimberley, BC today for 3 days of racing this weekend!

The Nordiq Canada Western Canadian Championships take place Feb 3-5, 2023.

Team Athletes:

  • Anika Wiens, Boundary Trails Nordic
  • Don-Han Lau, Downtown Nordic
  • Hannah Wintoniw, Downtown Nordic
  • Jackson Smith, Red River Nordic & Biathlon
  • Jessica Kagan, Boundary Trails Nordic
  • Kate Sawatsky, Boundary Trails Nordic
  • Naomi Wiens, Boundary Trails Nordic
  • Nelson Faurschou, Boundary Trails Nordic
  • Sebastian McManus, Red River Nordic & Biathlon
  • William Wintoniw, Downtown Nordic

Team Support Staff:

  • Alex Loeppky, Downtown Nordic
  • Andrew Vanden Berg, Boundary Trails Nordic
  • Casey Guenther, Turtle Mountain Nordic
  • Joel Peltz, Red River Nordic & Biathlon
  • Pauline Nadlersmith, Turtle Mountain Nordic

Westerns Race Report: Gold for Manitoba!

Our Manitoba team had amazing results on Day 1 of the Haywood Western Canadian Championships – Buff Sprints!
Notably Conor McGovern qualified with the fastest time (3 Manitobans were in the top 7 Junior Boy qualifying times) and Casey Nelson qualified 3rd fastest in Juvenile Girls.  
Everyone raced well and made us proud. Conor McGovern won GOLD! Lucas Smith (6th overall) also qualified for the A final which was exciting to see! Casey Nelson experienced some of the tactical challenges of sprinting in tight groups, and ended with a very strong B final finish (8th overall).
Our new YES wax kit has been a wonderful addition and time saver.  Skis today were super fast!
Racing continues today and tomorrow.

Manitoba In The Medals At Westerns

Our Team Manitoba athletes have been racing very well in Canmore these past couple of days.

Two silvers for Levi Nadlersmith (Junior Boys, Downtown Nordic) & Conor McGovern (Juvenile Boys, Red River Nordic) in Fridays classic race. And gold for Conor in Saturday’s individual free sprint!

Last day of racing is today.

Full results here (search Western Canadians):

High Performance Team in Canmore This Weekend

The CCSAM High Performance Team is competing in Canmore, AB this weekend in the Western Canadian Championships/Haywood NorAm/Alberta Cups #4 & #5.

Liam Allan – Juvenile Boy, Red River Nordic
Sarah-Lynn Bergen – Juvenile Girl, Boundary Trails
Maya Boivin – Junior Woman, Kenora Nordic
Lisle Compton – Junior Girl, Kenora Nordic
Simon Giasson – Juvenile Boy, Red River Nordic
Claire Hensrud – Juvenile Girl, Kenora Nordic
Amelia Kovachik – Junior Girl, Red River Nordic
Katie Lockhart – Junior Woman, Kenora Nordic
Karly Lockhart – Junior Girl, Kenora Nordic
Conor McGovern – Juvenile Boy, Red River Nordic
Levi Nadlersmith – Junior Boy, Downtown Nordic
Cameron Roe – Junior Boy, Red River Nordic
Lucas Smith – Juvenile Boy, Red River Nordic
Levi Warkentine – Junior Boy, Boundary Trails

Other athletes selected to the Westerns Team but not racing this weekend are Elora Adamson (RRN), Sean Carter (RRN), Ben Dearing (RRN) & Alex Leoppky (BT).

Support Staff
Coach – Andrew Casey
Assistant Coach – Alan Adamson
Assistant Coach – Betsy Harris
Manager – Pauline Nadlersmith

Thursday Jan 15th – Interval start Classic (Open, Juniors, Masters)
Friday Jan 16th – Interval start Classic (Midgets, Juv/Junior, Para)
Saturday Jan 17th – Free Individual Sprint
Sunday Jan 18th – Free Mass start

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