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2019 Speed Nation Alpine Nationals presented by Mazda

March 15, 2019

 


Filmer: Paul Reid ​

Blue mountain was host to the 2019 Speed Nation Alpine Nationals presented by Mazda where Parallel Slalom (PSL) and Parallel Giant Slalom (PGS) races are won by a 10th of a second. Battles ensued in the name of tuning, edge control and speed. 


P: Jamie Green Photography 

The PGS NorAm was the first event to kick off the Speed Nation SBX Nationals presented by Mazda. Flurries flew in and the races were off. On the men’s side Jules Lefebvre (Montréal, QC) and Darren Gardner (Squamish, BC) battled it out for 3rd and 4th spot in the small final. It was Darren to take the bronze, landing Jules 4th place. The big final had Sebastien Beaulieu (Sherbrooke, QC) and Arnaud Gaudet (Montcalm, QC) who had the fastest qualifying time of the day. Despite Arnaud’s impressive qualification time earlier in the day, Sebastien threw on the jets to take the top spot and was crowned the Canadian NorAm PGS Champion. 


​P: Jamie Green Photography 

On the women’s side the Parallel Giant Slalom was a battle between Kaylie Buck (Oakville, ON), and Jennifer Hawkrigg (Toronto, ON) in the small final. Jennifer came out with bronze, landing Kaylie in 4th. Silver and gold position were in the hands of Megan Farrell (Richmond Hill, ON), and Katrina Gerencser (Guelph, ON) for the big final. Katrina shot over the finish line first and was able to take gold over Megan who had the fastest qualifying time of the day and was crowned the Canadian NorAm PGS Champion. 


​P: Jamie Green Photography 

The NorAm PSL was the next race that had familiar finalists to the PGS race the day before with Katrina Gerenscer (Guelph, ON) and Megan Farrell (Richmond Hill, ON) in the big final. Megan put on an impressive performance and claimed victory to the Canadian NorAm PSL Champion title. The small final went to Kaylie Buck (Oakville, ON) who grabbed bronze and Lily Janousek (USA) who claimed 4th.


​P: Jamie Green Photography 

The PSL big final for the men was a battle between Arnaud Gaudet (Montcalm, QC) and Jules Lefebvre (Montréal, QC). Jules grabbed the win and was crowned the Canadian NorAm PSL Champion. The small final went to Sebastien Beaulieu (Sherbrooke, QC) who captured the bronze and Darren Gardner (Squamish, BC) landed in 4th.


​P: Jamie Green Photography 

The Junior PGS races followed suit with some speedy action from the U20’s. The ladies big final saw Hilary Tanner (Toronto, ON) slide into silver and Chloe Olive (CDN) take gold – Canadian Junior PGS Champion. Allison Friebel (Collingwood, ON) and Hannah Kilmer-choi (CDN) placed 3rd and 4th respectively in the small final. 


​P: Jamie Green Photography 

The Junior PGS race for the men saw the likes of Jamie Behan (Toronto, ON) and Michael Nazwaski (Toronto, ON). It was Jamie who captured the gold and was crowned the Canadian Junior PGS Champion, Michael with a strong showing this season landed silver. In the small final Seok-Jin Shin (KOR) and Ben Heldman (Toronto, ON) were battling for 3rd and 4th. Seok-Jin grabbed bronze while Ben finished in 4th, identical to their standings in qualification times earlier in the day. 


​P: Jamie Green Photography 

The FIS race following had Alison Friebel (Collingwood, ON) win the event capturing gold, Chloe Olive (CDN) grabbed silver, Hannah Kilmer-Choi (CDN) with bronze, and Lauren Henderson (Toronto, ON) in 4th. On the men’s side it was Seok-Jin to take gold, Justin Carpentier (CDN) in silver, Ben Heldman (Toronto, ON) in bronze and NextGen rider Magnus Hambleton (Oakville, ON) in 4th. 


​P: Jamie Green Photography 

For full results for the 2019 Speed Nation Nationals presented by Mazda - FULL RESULTS 

See you next year! 

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