Canadian Alpine Ski Team veteran Trevor Philp leads another great weekend of results
Calgary, AB (December 9, 2019) - It was another exciting weekend for the Canadian Alpine Ski Team as the North American leg of the World Cup tour continued. Trevor Philp of Calgary, AB fought through tough conditions to finish in 7th position in the giant-slalom at the Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup in Beaver Creek, CO. Brodie Seger followed up a 16th place performance in the super-G at Lake Louise last weekend with a 13th place finish in the downhill this weekend.
In what is becoming a bit of a trend for Seger he was able to come from behind starting in 55th spot to finish in the top 15. A huge jump and something that is only building confidence in the young skier.
“I was trying my hardest to let my skis run, I know that’s the only way I can be fast. I need to let things go a little. When I crossed the line, I was just overwhelmed with excitement.”
Building on Seger’s success Philp was able to put on a show in front of friends and family. After the first GS run Philp was sitting in 6th spot and he was able to fight through a difficult second run to finish strong in 7th spot.
“I was nervous for the second run. I was seeing that conditions were variable with fog, but I just went back to my plan. Unfortunately, I had a little mistake close to the bottom and almost went out, but I was happy to pull it off and come across the finish line.”
Jack Crawford of Toronto, ON skied well in Friday’s super-G, finishing as the top Canadian in 21st spot.
“My run was quite loose; I had a lot of ‘oh no’ moments but at the end of the day that’s the name of the game with super-G. You’ve got to send it and execute your lines and today I managed to get to the bottom without any major mistakes” he said.
North of the 49th Marie-Michèle Gagnon was the fastest Canadian for all three days of competition at the Lake Louise Audi FIS World Cup finishing in 28th and 26th.
Gagnon was especially happy with her 19th place finish in the super-G.
“I got really low on one turn where it’s quite dark and barely made the next gate so I ended up crawling in that whole section. But I’m in a really confident spot right now and I’m really happy with my weekend. I’m having fun” she said.
Gagnon as well as Candace Crawford of Toronto, ON and Roni Remme of Collingwood, ON braved heavy snow and numerous delays all weekend to gain experience in less than favourable conditions.
“I’m building confidence on the long boards but I was slower than I thought,” admitted Remme. “I just want to keep building. I’m trying not to be too hard on myself. My goal is to get into the points and I know I can do it.”
Finishes by Canadians this weekend:
|Xfinity Birds of Prey World Cup||Lake Louise Audi FIS World Cup|
|Super-G (Dec. 6)||Downhill (Dec. 6)|
|Jack Crawford - 21st||Marie-Michèle Gagnon – 28th|
|Dustin Cook - 31st||Roni Remme – 40th|
|Brodie Seger - 37th||Candace Crawford - 47th|
|Jeff Read - 41st|
|Ben Thomsen - 58th|
|Sam Mulligan - DNF|
|Downhill (Dec. 7)||Downhill (Dec. 7)|
|Brodie Seger – 13th||Marie-Michèle Gagnon – 26th|
|Cam Alexander - 42nd||Roni Remme – 40th|
|Jeff Read - 53th||Candace Crawford - DNF|
|Ben Thomsen - 54th|
|Jack Crawford - DNF|
|Giant-Slalom (Dec. 8)||Super-G (Dec. 8)|
|Trevor Philp - 7th||Marie-Michèle Gagnon – 19th|
|Erik Read - DNF||Candace Crawford - 35th|
|Riley Seger - DNF||Roni Remme - DNF|
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