A Weekend at Westerns for TSC Nordic Skiing

Westerns were held in Callaghan Valley, at The Whistler Olympic Park. We had 16 athletes compete over 3 days in a Skate Sprint, an Interval Start Classic and a Mass Start Skate.

Michael Murdoch Taking Second in the Skate Sprint

Top finishers on the sprit day included Claire Grall and Michael Murdoch, both finishing second in their respective categories. Shout out to the cheer squad, Katia Lumb, Fiona Schute and Wassim Ghazi for their support and encouragement throughout the day!

In the Interval Start 15km Classic Michael Murdoch took home another silver! UBC had 5 more top 10 finishes from Katia Lumb, Rachel Bates, Rebecca Olvet, Claire Grall and Madison Brown on the second day at Westerns!

Finishing off the weekend with the Mass Start Skate race, Michael Murdoch remained consistent with his 2nd place finishes and both Madison Brown and Chloe Heatherington managed to place top 10 in the Senior Women Category after a long race weekend. All race results can be found here.

Thanks again to all of our support networks: Chelsea Little, Brent Murdoch and Hollyburn Ski Club for their wax expertise, and to Cypress for their generosity in encouraging the team to practice at their facilities free of charge! Thanks to Fiona we caught this weekend on camera, so follow us on Facebook and on Instagram to check out photos from the past weekend and to stay up to date on our latest races and other endeavours!

Rachel Bates and Katia Lumb in the Mass Start Skate

Cheerleaders, Wassim Ghazi and Katia Lumb!