Big win for Scharf in slalom

The Revelstoke Ski Club celebrated a big win and some great results this past weekend at the U16 Can-Am Westerns at Panorama ski hill

The Revelstoke Ski Club celebrated a big win and some great results this past weekend at the U16 Can-Am Westerns at Panorama ski hill.

The big win as well as some great results came from Salmon Arm’s Max Scharf, who won the slalom title and was third overall, with an eighth-place finish in the Super-G. He is now setting his sights on the Whistler Cup in April.

Another Salmon Arm skier, teammate Mitch Smith, also posted great finishes, coming in ninth in the giant slalom and eighth in the slalom. This race brings together the top-seeded U16 skiers from western Canada and the western U.S., forming a highly competitive field.

Head coach Ned Lazarevic was very pleased with the weekend.

“We had some awesome results, racing against the best athletes from B.C., Alberta, Saskatchewan, Manitoba and even some from the US. Our skiers did an amazing job.”

The Revelstoke Club’s younger racers were also competing over the weekend, at the Nancy Greene Zone Final at Apex Mountain Resort, near Penticton.

Reed Kelly came in fourth in the U8 boys, and Nora Sidjak was on the podium with a silver medal in the U8 girls. In the U12 girls, Jenna Knight came in ninth. In the U12 boys, Colm Molder finished fifth and Aleks Klassen was ninth.