Calgary, AB, (March 13, 2021) – Reece Howden (Cultus Lake, BC) reigned supreme in Sunny Valley, RUS today to win his fourth World Cup race this season. Reece was able to get a good start in the big final and hold on the whole way down to continue his domination of the men’s tour.
“After those first few heats I was a bit nervous but as I made my way through it the confidence came back and when I was sitting in the start gate of the big final, I was feeling so good I just sent it and I’m so happy with the result,” Reece said from the finish area.
On the women’s side of things Courtney Hoffos (Windermere, BC), caught an edge in the big finals to finish in fourth. She was skiing with confidence and feeling good throughout the heat.
“It was a good day overall, I had a lot of confidence, felt really dialed in my first few heats. I felt like I was skiing well, it was too bad that I caught an edge and went down,” Courtney said after the race.
Tiana Gairns (Prince George, BC) tied her personal best to finish in 5th place. The young racer is building confidence and gaining momentum in this comeback season.
Tiana reflected on the day, “I had a really good start and managed to hold everyone off with some good skiing. I’m really proud of myself.”
The team heads into World Cup Finals in Veysonnaz, SUI with confidence. Howden, who has already secured the overall title, looks to finish strong with another win before being awarded his Crystal Globe.
Men’s Ski Cross
1st – Reece Howden
12th – Kris Mahler
26th – Chris Del Bosco
33rd – Jared Schmidt
36th – Carson Cook
Women’s Ski Cross
4th – Courtney Hoffos
5th – Tiana Gairns
14th – Marielle Thompson
17th – Zoe Chore
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