Boarders, skiers race cross at Yukon championships

Speed and agility led to Simapalooza glory on Sunday. Twenty-six boarders and 20 skiers raced the Yukon Snowboardcross and Skiercross Championships, hosted by Snowboard Yukon, at Mount Sima on Sunday.

Speed and agility led to Simapalooza glory on Sunday.

Twenty-six boarders and 20 skiers raced the Yukon Snowboardcross and Skiercross Championships, hosted by Snowboard Yukon, at Mount Sima on Sunday.

“It was really fun,” said Mackenzie Davy. “The course was kind of icy, but other than that, it was a really nice day.

“It feels super good (to win). Boardercross is super fun. It was good to race.”

After qualifying with the second fastest time behind defending champ Crystal Legoffe, Davy edged out Legoffe in the final to win the open female division for snowboardcross.

Legoffe took second in front of third place’s Rachel MacIntosh.

Davy, 17, was the only Yukoner to make it past the qualifying round in snowboardcross at the Canada Winter Games this past February.

“I think I had one of my better starts for boardercross and that helped me out in the beginning,” said Davy. “In the first corner Crystal and I were neck-and-neck. I just managed to get in front of her, but she was right behind me the whole time.”

Whitehorse’s Gabe Rivest considers himself “more of a freestyle guy” on the snowboard, but that wasn’t evident Sunday.

After posting the fastest qualifying time on the course, the 28-year-old cruised through the semi and final to regain the Yukon title that he last held two years ago.

It was close but no cigar once again for Mount Lorne’s Tim Schirmer. The 16-year-old placed second for the third year in a row ahead of third place’s Tyler Nichol, who designed the course.

“Tyler did a great job with it this year,” said Rivest. “It was nice that he had it on all winter so it gave everyone a better chance to train on it.

“I’d say it was fairly technical, especially the way the gates were set up. The corners were pretty tight and it was super icy, so it made it quite challenging.”

Both second-place finishers in the open categories – Legoffe and Schirmer – won slopestyle titles at the Yukon Snowboard Championships the previous day.

Sam Riemer outpaced last year’s masters winner, Jarrid Davy, to win the open men’s skiercross title.

Isabelle Gagnon, the event’s lone open female racer, was crowned the Yukon champ for women’s skiercross.

Contact Tom Patrick at

tomp@yukon-news.com

Snowboard results

Open male

1st Gabe Rivest

2nd Tim Schirmer

3rd Tyler Nichol

4th Dan Boyle

5th Evan Harris

6th Ethan Davy

7th Urs Schirmer

8th Dexter Kotyluk

Open female

1st Mackenzie Davy

2nd Crystal Legoffe

3rd Rachel MacIntosh

4th Lindsay Patenaude

5th Corrie Firth

6th Emma Barr

7th Antje Schiebel

Masters male (over 30)

1st Gisli Balzer

2nd Matt Johnson

3rd David Yule

4th Ed Chandler

Males 15-16

1st Brody Ryckman

Males 13-14

1st Asher Brault

2nd Tyson Brulotte

3rd Sammy Mather

Males under 12

1st Syth Charchun

2nd Noah Gilbert

Females under 12

1st Riley Boland

Ski results

Open male

1st Sam Riemer

2nd Jarrid Davy

3rd Marc Pronovost

4th Ben Ross

5th Sam Schirmer

6th Dean Vollmer

7th Henry Barrett

8th Jean-Paul Molgat

Open female

1st Isabelle Gagnon

Males 13-14

1st Austin Shaw

2nd Liam Mather

3rd Mael Pronovost

4th Sam Fleming

Males under 12

1st Sullivan Bond

2nd Alex Arsenault

3rd Chris Aresenault

Females under 12

1st Luanda Pronovost

2nd Tori Vollmer

3rd Maude Molgat

4th Anaise Hildes

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