Yukon mountain bike racer Daniel Sessford posted a 15th-place finish this weekend in his first Canada Cup Race of the season, the L’Invitation Internationale Intersport in Bromont, Quebec.
With more than 1,000 competitors, including some of the world’s top riders competing, it’s considered one of North America’s most important races.
Unfortunately, conditions were less than ideal, “The course was super muddy with sections of single track turning into streams,” said Sessford via e-mail.
“It was so muddy that after two hours of racing I had worn out my disc brake pads.”
He added that all his mud-riding practice has paid off, as he avoided any major crashes.
“I did go down in the first 200 metres when I clipped another wheel … but I was able to keep in the race,” he said. “Throughout the race I moved from 13th to 18th, so I’m happy to come 15th.”
Up next for Sessford, who races with Team Schwalbe, is the Coupe Québec SISU next weekend at Mont Tremblant.
Quarton & Sutherland 4
Pepsi fielded just seven players but got out to a 2-0 lead with goals by Tyler Pumphrey and Dayna Thompson. Kayla Wilks score one back for Q&S.
Pepsi had a solid 4-1 lead in the middle of the second half with two goals from Heidi Loos.
Q&S found their form with goals from Joshua Blythe and Jeremy Johnson, his narrow-angled goal earned him the MVP.
Q&S equalized with a late penalty converted by Michael Abbott. Dayna Thompson’s strong play at right wing and second half stint in goal earned her MVP for Pepsi.
Medicine Chest 9
Pine Plumbing 3
Brothers Grant and Joaquin McWatters both recorded hat tricks for the Chest. Rachel Tredger, Matt Wolsynuk and Savanna Marks also found the net for Medicine Chest.
With Pine Plumbing short of players, Grant switched sides at the half and scored one of those goals for Pine.
Zach Young and Alex Lindsay scored for Pine as well.
Medicine Chest MVPs were Savanna Marks and Rachel Tredger, who split goaltending duties, and Jenessa Tlen was Pine’s top player.
EBA Engineering 7
Audette Construction 3
Erica Trimble scored four goals for EBA. Derek Wilson scored another two and Malkolm Boothroyd singled.
Cory Birckel replied twice for Audette while Scott Longman added another. MVPs were Twigg Stimson for EBA and Hannah Todd for Audette.
MacKay LLP 3
David Hemmings scored twice and Kynan McIntyre added the third for MacKay.
Nathan Wallace scored all three of Qualita’s goals. MVPs were David Hemmings for MacKay and Jessica Williams for Qualita, who put awesome pressure on MacKay as her team battled it out with just seven players.
Irving Collision 4
Versatile Rentals 3
Scoring for Irving Collision was Robin Smith, with a pair, Brittany Andre and Chris Vance added singles. Andre was named MVP.
Ale Ademak, Tayo Ademak and Ben Kinvig scored for Versatile Rentals and Joel Brennan was named top player.
New West Technologies 4
Whitehorse Motors 4
Scorers for New West Technologies were Mac Potter, Brad Gustafson, Cameron Weekes, Jason Jack and MVP Steven Harlow.
Jack Lanigan scored a pair for Whitehorse Motors, while Helen Hedstrom-Langford, Caleb Kelly and MVP Flurin Witschi scored singles.
Under-nine (May 16)
Physio Plus 0
Benjamin Grundmanis led Fitzsimmons with a pair of goals, and Jacob Fitzsimmons added one.
Mazdeline Clarke was the Driving Schools’ top player.
Elijah Ens was named MVP for Physio Plus.
Coates Services Yukon Ltd 5
Tim Hortons 3
Kyle Jacobs opened the scoring for Coates, and MVP Christopher Torgerson took over, scoring the next four.
Samantha Wintemute with scored all three Tim Hortons’ goals, and took MVP honours.
Prime Meridian Physiotherapy 4
Gartner Lee Limited 4.
Goal scorers for Gartner Lee were Amy Kemshead, Alex Hanson, Jakov Tovic, and Anna Janowicz with one goal each.
Brendan Irish scored three for Prime Meridian and Etienne Geoffray added one. MVP for Gartner Lee was Ross McBee, and Prime Meridian’s top player was Kayla Armstrong.
Surgical Precision 0
Marcus Deuling scored the only goal of the game for Norcope. Max Clarke got Norcope’s MVP nod for solid defence.
Ian Hanson was the most precise surgeon.
Under-eight MVPs (Thursday)
Northerm — Megan Banks and Tomas Jirousek
Peak Fitness — Alexander Maltais and Mackenzie Shaw
Northern Denture Clinic — Joshua Tarr and Brendon Marnow
Under-six MVPs (Wednesday)
Arcon Contracting — Hannah Jirousek (for her shot blocking)
Local YO 17 — Kirklin Brown
Soccer Tots MVPs (Thursday)
M&M Meatballs — Teighan Quaile and Grayson Turner both played their hearts out.
Tim Hortons — Abby Preece for great goalkeeping, and Cameron Bushell for hard work and determination.
Yukon Powder Hounds — Kayden King for dribbling, and Iliana Paton enthusiasm and energy.