Some great results in our second of three Alberta Cup races. We were joined by two Korean sleds to further push our local sliders. The fast starting team of Jin Su Kim and Dae Hwan Kim took the top spot in the race, followed by Taylor Rooke (the only woman in the race) and her brakeman Zack McEachern. Rounding out the top three was Derek van den Brink with brakeman Nick Martin. Well done everyone.
Huge congratulations from everyone at Alberta Bobsleigh to the Canadian gold medal winners Justin Kripps and Alexander Kopacz in the Olympic 2man race. All of our men's teams placed really well in a large and competitive field. Nick Poloniato and Jesse Lumsden placed 7th and Chris Spring with Lascelles Brown in 10th. Three sleds in the top ten at the Olympics is a major win.
Congratulations to the winners of the men's and women's Provincial Championship races this weekend. The 2man team of Taylor Austin and DJ McClelland took 1st on the men's side and a big win for Taylor Rooke and Andrea Kotyk in the women's race. Thank you to all the Alberta and Canadian athletes and to team China for making this a very enjoyable race.
After a 4th place finish in Saturday's 2man North America's Cup race in Whistler BC, Taylor Austin and Ryan Sommer took the gold in today's race. Congratulations on the big win and we wish you all the best in the 4man races. The Calgary NAC races are the next on the calendar. We will have more Alberta athletes competing here on their home track.
It was a chilly one for our second Alberta Cup race of the season. Ivo de Bruin continued his winning streak. Heath Spence followed closely behind with Taylor Austin third. Our women's field was won by ABA Team member, Kennedy Bailey. Thanks to everyone who came out to officiate in the cold.
The first Alberta Cup race of the season is in the books. We had a quite the lineup.... Forerunning were Alysia Rissling and her all woman 4man sled, along with one of Canada's Para Bobsleigh athletes Lonnie Bissonnette in a monobob. Winning this first race was Dutch Canadian Ivo de Bruin. Ivo was an Alberta Team member last season and now will be going on to slide for Holland. Alberta pilots Remi Kleszcznyski (Oscar Wronski on brakes) and Ryan Taal (Igor Brink on brakes) were second and third respectively.
Congratulations to all participants of the three races held at Canada Olympic Park's bobsleigh track this weekend. Please check out the results. 2man, women's and 4man races were treated to bright sunshine and warm temperatures. Great weekend for a race, and a fantastic way to close out our season. Thank you to the BC bobsleigh athletes for joining us. We look forward to attending your BC Championship races next week. Also, a BIG thank you to all of our officials and volunteers for your tireless help this season.
Congratulations to all athletes participating in the ABA Cup race tonight. It was 6 degrees at the start of the race. We will take that for February. Eight bobs in the race... 4 men and 4 women's entries. See results below.....
Congratulations to all of our Alberta athletes that competed in our National Championships this past weekend. This race was the first of two selection races in order to be named to our Alberta Team. The second race goes Thursday November 6th. We have athletes from all across our great province, vying for a position. Our team will be names on Friday November 7th.