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Canada Snowboard – Canadian Riders Eager To Test Themselves In The First World Cup Races Of The Season

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Vancouver, BC – The wait is over for Canada’s top snowboardcross riders as they get set to compete in the first World Cup races of the season in Cerro Catedral, Argentina from September 8-10th. Canada will be hoping for several good results as January’s Olympic qualification deadline date grows near.
 
Canada is sending a strong complement of riders to compete against some of the world’s best in what should be some tightly contested races. The men’s team will be led by the reigning team event World Championship Bronze medalists Kevin Hill (Vernon, BC) and Chris Robanske (Calgary, AB).  They’ll be joined by a young crop of riders including Tyler Jackson (Brooklin, ON), Eliot Grondin (Saint-Marie, QC) and 2016 Youth Olympic Games alumni Evan Bichon (Prince George, BC)
 
Prince George’s Meryeta O’Dine will be looking for a strong individual performance entering her sophomore year on the senior national team, and she’ll be joined by  World Cup veterans Tess Critchlow (Kelowna, BC) and Carle Brenneman (North Vancouver, BC) and current national champion Audrey McManiman (Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, QC).

Full rider list
 
Women
 
Meryeta O’Dine (Prince George, BC)
Tess Critchlow (Kelowna, BC)
Carle Brenneman (North Vancouver, BC)
Katie Anderson (Fernie, BC)
Audrey McManiman (Saint-Ambroise-de-Kildare, QC)
Haili Moyer (Whistler, BC)
 
Men
 
Chris Robanske (Calgary, AB)
Kevin Hill (Vernon, BC)
Tyler Jackson (Brooklin, ON)
Eliot Grondin (Saint-Marie, QC)
Evan Bichon (Prince George, BC)
 
Cerro Catedral is only the second Argentinian location to host a FIS World Cup SBX race, after Bariloche hosted a pair of events in 2008 and 2009.
 
To schedule an interview with any member of the Canadian National Snowboard Team, please contact:
 
Eric Escaravage
Communications Coordinator
Canada Snowboard
Eric.escaravage@canadasnowboard.ca
(613)-862-6532
 
About Canada Snowboard
Canada Snowboard is the national governing body for snowboarding in Canada. With the support of valued corporate partners like The Canadian Tire Corporation, Mackenzie Financial, FA Design, Burton Snowboards, Zanier Gloves, and Mazda Canada, along with the Government of Canada, Own the Podium, the Canadian Olympic Committee, and the Canadian Paralympic Committee; Canada Snowboard is committed to high performance excellence in FIS World Cup, World Championships, World Snowboard Tour and Olympic & Paralympic Winter Games competition. Canada Snowboard also provides a wide range of programs and support services based on established principles of long-term athlete development. For more information on the services and programs offered by Canada Snowboard, visit: www.canadasnowboard.ca