Giving credit where it’s due, a look at the top-10 teams on the last day of racing at U.S. Junior Nationals in Stowe, Vt., in the 3 x 3-kilometer freestyle relays. New England ran away with the Alaska Cup after topping the podium in three out of the six races on Saturday.
The action in the distance skate mass start races at Junior Nationals got off to an unfortunate start in the U20 boys race with a crash in the course’s ‘Nascar Corner’ as the athletes were still in the stadium resulting in a neutral start for final four races of the day to avoid further pileups. Here is a look at some of the action in this first race at the championships in Stowe, Vermont today.
Christian Gow placed sixth in the men’s individual and Sarah Beaudry and Julia Ransom sixth and seventh in the women’s race at World Youth and Junior Championships on Wednesday. “We have 4 provinces represented in the top 6 results [this week] with British Columbia, Alberta, Ontario and Quebec… it’s an exciting future,” coach Roddy Ward said.
It was shaping up to be another battle between the newest star of the Gross family, biathlon royalty from Germany, and upstart Sean Doherty from the United States. But a Russian swept in to take gold in the youth men’s individual race. Nevertheless, two Canadians also made the flower ceremony and two American women were top ten in their own individual competition.
With the Olympics starting Thursday and jam-packed week behind us, it’s almost futile to try and recap it all. But here’s the lowdown of what happened: The Junior/U23 World Champion began in Val di Fiemme, Italy, the final World Cup weekend before the Olympics took place in Toblach, Italy and NorAm racing continued at the Eastern Canadian Championships in Cantly, Quebec.