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RED Mountain Resort kicked off the Senior (19years+) portion of The North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships today with athletes qualifying for the semi finals and finals.

“The senior event this year is stronger than last year. With 73 athletes from Europe to Western North America, we’ve got a great group competing.” said Mika Hakkola, RED Mountain Resort’s Marketing and Communications Manager. “It is an exciting competition as we host the qualifier within our lift operated terrain and then move the athletes into “side country” terrain for the remainder of the competition.”

“Side country”, is defined as back country terrain that is easily accessed from a ski area. Skiing in the side country terrain of Mount Roberts offers advanced skiing with access to Paradise Chair. Mount Roberts is a part of RED Mountain Resort’s Controlled Recreational Area. Athletes are required to have back country safety equipment to compete on Mount Roberts. The senior event will see a cash purse of $10,000 up for grabs.

Results

Female

1) Julie Thomas - 32.20

2) Aleta Corbett - 28.90

3) Chandrima Lavoie - 27.30

4) Heather Campbell - 26.80

5) Rachel Findler - 26.60

6) Alison Lukyn - 26.13

7) Madison Crowell - 25.97

8) Tanya Callon - 25.87

9) Martha Burley - 25.87

10) Loni Taylor - 23.23

11) Meagan Klassen - 23.07

12) Caroline Stromberg - 21.70

cut-off

13) Maud Bihan - 19.57

14) Laurence Bachand - 17.67

15) Jenny Strong - 17.53

16) Bergljot Stoer - 16.83

17) Tara Katamay-Smith - 13.87

18) Lauren Goss - 11.07

19) CJ Johnson - 9.17

20) Meredith Kunza - 6.87

Male

1) Luke Nelson - 32.60

2) Adam McCraw - 31.07

3) Adam Siltanen - 30.67

4) Laurent Gauthier - 29.57

5) Alex Wall - 29.20

6) Shikaichi Ueki - 28.60

7) Jacob Boyd - 27.97

8 ) Luke Groenewoud - 27.73

9) Craig Francis - 27.70

10) Richard Small - 27.50

11) Rickard Wrangel - 27.33

12) Jesse Mastadon - 27.23

13) Michael Brush - 27.07

14) Essex Prescott - 26.93

15) Rylan Kappler - 26.37

16) Nick Leboe - 26.13

17) Dylan Strelioff - 25.90

18) Conor Pelton - 25.73

19) Connery Lundin - 25.63

20) Matt Francisty - 25.50

21) Ben Kwiatkowski - 25.20

22) Ian Brown - 25.10

23) Paris Tolmachoff - 24.63

24) Eric Young - 24.63

25) Yu Sasaki - 24.27

26) Guillaume Vassas - 24.00

27) Mike Tonge - 24.00

28) Peter Wojnar - 23.13

29) Cody Erwin - 23.10

30) Daniel Stethem - 21.93

31) Christopher Letourneau - 21.77

32) Peter Wentz - 21.57

33) George Ezard - 21.10

34) Bryce McLean - 20.27

35) Adrian Benech - 19.53

cut-off

36) Michael Schoof - 18.73

37) Todd Mansfield - 18.20

38) Jon Grierson - 17.53

39) Camero McLeod - 16.40

40) Matt Titheridge - 15.83

41) Neil Manner - 14.77

42) Michael Legare - 14.43

43) Jay Starnino - 13.47

44) Adam Weir - 11.67

45) Michael Serpa - 10.37

46) Simon Monette - 10.33

47) Benjamin Ogilvie - 10.27

48) Taylor Martin - 10.20

49) Austin Foote - 9.00

50) Jared Kunza - 8.83

51) Chris Whelan - 7.73

52) Danny Foster - DQ

53) Jonathon Doherty - DQ

54) Koki Ozawa - DNS

Stay tuned for more daily updates on the event, and for more information

on The North Face Canadian Open Freeskiing Championships and Red

Mountain Resort go to http://www.canadianopenfreeskiing.com and http://www.redresort.com.


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