Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club is a proud member of Callaghan Valley Cross Country, a volunteer organization dedicated to hosting high-level competitions and the Sigge's P'ayakentsut ("Payak") at Whistler Olympic Park
Two of our HCCSC racers, Katie Weaver and Annika Richardson, were chosen for the Junior National Ski Team. Congratulations ladies! See the link about Cross Country Canada naming the National Ski Team for further details. http://cccski.com/Media/Press-Releases/Cross-Country-Ski-de-Fond-Canada-Names-2016-17-Nat.aspx#.V1pJqtcjF8V
Also, there is a great article about Annika in the Vancouver Courier. Click on the following link to view:
Cross Country Canada recognition!!
Congratulations to the following athletes who have been recognized by Cross Country Canada for their outstanding results. All of us can take pride in these accomplishments for they show how strong our club is as a whole. Having four athletes achieve this high level is evidence that all our coaches and teammates are doing a great job and many of our other athletes are not far off this level.
Junior National Team - The top Junior skiers in Canada (6 male, 6 female)
Katie Weaver - Katie distinguished herself with 4 medals as a Junior Woman in Noram races (2 golds and 2 silvers)
Annika Richardson - Annika had an awesome year that included representing Canada at the Youth Olympic games in Lillehammer, Norway.
"Next Gen" Designation - This group of 16-19 year olds will be given special training opportunities to help their progression towards becoming high performance athletes.
Jenna Sim - Jenna had consistently high results as a Junior Girl including 2nd overall aggregate at Nationals.
Anna Goodwin - Anna was one of the top Junior Girls and raced in Europe as part of the CCC Junior B Tour.
Teck 2016 BC Championships - Photos now available for viewing/purchase
Photos of the 2016 Teck BC Championships are now available for viewing and, if you wish, purchasing at the following link: http://www.joernrohde.com/event/Teck-BC-Cup-Cross-Country
Hollyburn Fun Day - April 3rd
The 1st ever Hollyburn Fun Day, held on April 3rd, was lots of fun for everyone. Many thanks to the Race Team for coming out on Saturday to set up the terrain park and then again on Sunday to put the Bunnies, Rabbits and Track Attacks through their paces! Great job to all of you!
Well done Hollyburn!
It is my pleasure to report on how Nationals in Whitehorse, Yukon went for Hollyburn this year. We had 13 athletes attend and they all performed admirably.
The Team: Athletes: Philip Maynard Davies, Fran Vukonic, Matan Guttmann, Kieran Lumb, Kayden Sim, Maxine Forder, Katia Lumb, Jenna Horembala, Kelsey Truran, Jenna Sim, Anna Goodwin, Annika Richardson, Katie Weaver
Coaches: Jake Weaver, Morna Fraser, David Lumb, Siobhan Dawson, Andrew Horembala, Greg Goodwin, Jeff Sim
I think I can speak for all the coaches when I say it was a pleasure to see our athletes racing hard and overcoming the physical and emotional roller coaster of 5 races in 8 days. I was proudest of how often I saw them having tons of fun together and being good supportive teammates for each other. Jake Weaver - Hollyburn Head Coach
From a results point of view this was also a very successful event for Hollyburn. Here are some of the many notable accomplishments:
3rd place - Club Junior aggregate rankings (This is a big deal!)
Annika Richardson - 3 medals in Jr. Girls, 3rd place aggregate 1998 girls
Anna Goodwin - Gold medal Jr. Girls sprint - 3rd place aggregate award 1999 girls
Jenna Sim - 2nd place aggregate 1999 girls (several top 5 results)
Kieran Lumb - Silver Medal Jr. Boys Classic 15 km.
Fran Vukonic - Bronze Medal Jr. Boys sprint
Katie Weaver - Several top 6 results in Junior Women, Silver Medal University Women, 3rd place aggregate University Women
Kelsey Truran - anchored the Open Women's 5th place team (with Katie) in Team Sprint against Senior National Team members
April 3rd - Hollyburn Fun Day and Season Wrap-up
Bunnies, Jackrabbits and Track attackers - Please join the Hollyburn Race Team Skiers for a fun morning of ski games, hot chocolate and treats from 10am till noon on Sunday April 3rd!
We will meet at the wax hut on Cypress Mountain.
Please sign up each child on the doodle poll below so we can plan the treats!
Teck BC Championships
Thanks you to all the volunteers who helped to make the Teck BC Championships a success!
March 6, 2016 - A day to dress up and have fun with relays. Final results have now all been posted.
March 5, 2016 - What a lovely day today! The sun shone so our vistors could see how beautiful Whistler Olympic Park really is! A great day of racing today - see event website for results.
The banquet is tonight - doors open at 5:30pm at Totem Hall in Squamish. Dinner to start at 6:00pm and the aggregate award ceremony to start at 7:00pm. Please note parking is limited so carpooling is suggested.
March 4, 2016 - We have lots of snow which is awesome! We have lots of racers, over 300 today and we also have lots of rain!! Congratulations to all the racers who did their best despite the less than ideal conditions.
A huge thank you to all our volunteers!
Annika is off to the Youth Olympic Games in Lillehammer, Norway - Feb 13 - 18
Annika Richardson and Levi Nadlersmith of Manitoba will be representing Canada at the 2nd Youth Olympic Games.
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