Calgary, Alta. (April 3, 2017) – From April 3-7, the FIS Junior World Freestyle Championships will be held in Chiesa in Valmalenco (ITA). The ski cross race will be held on April 7 and eight Canadian athletes have their shot at the podium.
Canada has a strong history of success at Junior World Championships with Kris Mahler claiming men’s bronze last season and India Sherret taking gold in 2015.
Five Canada Ski Cross next gen athletes are on the roster, as well as representatives from the Alberta Ski Cross team & Quebec Ski Cross.
Canadian Men’s Team
Zach Belczyk (Canada Ski Cross)
Reece Howden (Canada Ski Cross)
Jason Oliemans (Alberta Ski Cross)
Jared Schmidt (Quebec Ski Cross / Camp Fortune)
Canadian Women's Team
India Sherret (Canada Ski Cross)
Alexa Velcic (Canada Ski Cross)
Zoe Chore (Canada Ski Cross)
Abby McEwen (Alberta Ski Cross) *unable to attend due to injury
Stay tuned for results.
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