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Alpine Canada – Calgary, Alta. (February 26, 2016) – The Canadian Para Alpine Ski Team finished up their final technical World Cup events for the season in Aspen, Colorado. The athletes raced two giant slalom races and one slalom race, coming away with a slew of podium finishes and some impressive overall results.

Day One – Giant Slalom

In the first giant slalom race, Calgary, Alta.’s Alana Ramsay produced a second-place finish, a career-best and third podium-finish of the season. 

“I am happy and excited about my performance today,” said Ramsay. “It’s great to finish in second-place under great weather and snow conditions here in Aspen.”

Day Two – Giant Slalom

On day two of giant slalom racing, the Sault. Ste. Marie Marcoux brothers charged the course and picked up a second-place finish. Ramsay found herself on the podium again with a third-place finish to add her growing collection. 

“We were really stoked with our skiing today. It was great to put down two tech runs in a day,” said Mac Marcoux of finding his stride in a technical race. 

Sixteen-year-old Alexis Guimond finished in ninth-place in his first World Cup event, a great finish for the Development Team athlete. 

“I made an adjustment from yesterday and remembered what I needed to do.  I was very happy with my first run,” said Guimond. “I’m happy with my first World Cup result!”

Day Three – Slalom 

In the slalom race, Ramsay hit the podium for the third time in three days, landing in the second-place position. Ramsay’s consistency in the tech races secured her third in the Overall Slalom discipline. 

Oatway had another great finish in the slalom race capturing fourth-place. 

Overall Standings

After two days of giant slalom events, Kurt Oatway from Calgary, Alta. was crowned the second-place finisher in the Overall Giant Slalom discipline and Ramsay captured third-place in the Overall Giant Slalom discipline. 

The team will now have a couple days off before entering into a speed series next week. The team will compete in two downhill races and two super G races. 

Men’s Giant Slalom #1 Visually Impaired

DNF – Mac Marcoux (Guide: BJ Marcoux)

Men’s Giant Slalom #1 Standing

14 – Kirk Schornstein

16 – Braydon Luscombe

Men’s Giant Slalom #1 Sitting

4 – Kurt Oatway

11 – Alex Cairns

Ladies’ Giant Slalom #1 Standing

2 – Alana Ramsay

6 – Erin Latimer

Men’s Giant Slalom #2 Visually Impaired

2 – Mac Marcoux (Guide: BJ Marcoux)

Men’s Giant Slalom #2 Standing

9 – Alexis Guimond

13 – Kirk Schornstein

DNF – Braydon Luscombe

Men’s Giant Slalom #2 Sitting

DNF – Kurt Oatway

10 – Alex Cairns

Ladies’ Giant Slalom #2 Standing

3 – Alana Ramsay

5 – Erin Latimer

Men’s Slalom Visually Impaired

5 – Mac Marcoux (Guide: BJ Marcoux) 

Men’s Slalom Standing

7 – Kirk Schornstein

13 – Alexis Guimond

DNF – Braydon Luscombe

Men’s Slalom Sitting

4 – Kurt Oatway

Ladies’ Slalom Standing 

2 – Alana Ramsay

7 – Erin Latimer

 

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