BC Skiing in Review! From the BC team to the top prospects of BC.
–Tyler Werry (National Prospect Team/BC team) (1991) is a guy who is just on the verge of making the full prospect team. He skied better tech than ever this year scoring teens in GS, 20′s in SG, 30′s in DH, and 30′s in SL (pretty good considering he had 50 SL last year, you can thank Dykster for that huge improvement). –Ford Swette (1993) a GS skier, skied well in GS all year scoring 20′s consistently, but at the end of the year in Panorama (where he skies extremely well) a he put down 2 unbelievable races. Scoring a 12 and a 13, and beating most of the national team. These results put him 2nd in the world for 93′s to finish off the year. Watch out for him at 2013 World juniors, if he keeps it up he will be a serious contender in GS. –Roger Carry (1993) is an interesting story. After 3 years of FIS he was not on the BC team and was skiing 58 points in GS, 70′s in SL and 90′s’s in SG. He got invited to the BC team selection camps over the offseason. After the spring he was 3-4 seconds off the rest of the team in training. Then after a month of training with the team, at Hood in august he was winning timed runs with the whole team. After the offseason he invited to be on the team! This year he skied well and hit 39 points in GS, 31 in SL, and 62 in SG. A pretty big drop in 1 season! –Broderick Thompson (1994) has been the phenom is BC skiing ever since he was a kid. He won Whistler Cup in K2, and made the BC team after first year FIS. After scoring 30′s in Tech and 50′s in SG after 2nd year, he was poised to do great this season. In Chile in the offseason he was beating Chris Frank and Tommy Ford (both in the teens in SL points) in SL training! Trouble struck when he broke his wrist after the speed Nor-Ams at Panorama. After 3 months of healing, in his first 2 SL’s back he came 1st and 2nd. Scoring a 39 and a 41! At Panorama spring series he disappointingly skied out in both sl’s. In GS he scored in the 40′s in both races (he did not score this year in GS so he will be penalized). He skied great in the SG’s dropping his points to 39. At mission ridge (USA) and Norquay to end the year he scored 2 low 30 results to put his SL points at 31. Look for him to score 20′s even teens next year. The amount of skill he has is unbelievable. –Martin Grasic (1995) After being 1st in Canada in the tech events for 95′s (a very good/deep year of skiers) he repeated his performance this year staying in 1st in both tech diciplines. Scoring 40′s right of the bat in GS, then coming 10th at the 1st ever youth olympics in SL. After that he went on to Win the J1 National Championships in GS. At Panorama spring series (his home hill), he dropped his SL points to 41, but in the GS’s he crushed it, scoring a 30 and a 33 putting him at 32 GS points (3rd in the world for 95′s). –Brodie Seger (1995) After being the top speed skier in Canada for 95′s, this year he stepped up his tech skiing. Skiing to 42 SL points (2nd in Canada for 95′s), 47 in GS (4th in Canada) and 46 in SG (2nd by 2 points to Blake Ramsden, but 20 points ahead of 5th). Brodie is a technically sound skier who should excel in every event next year.
Next Year’s Additions?: Skiers almost definitely on the team **Now are both Officially on the team**:
–Blake Ramsden (1995) he just missed out on the team last year, but he skied like he should have been on it. Blake crushed this season. Winning both Apex SG’s by seconds scoring a 44 and 43, and scoring a low 50 in GS. At Red Mtn he scored a 47 in GS. He placed 2nd at J1 Nationals SG, but in the GS he had a huge crash and tore his ACL. Blake is making good recovery progress and we wish him well with the rest of his recovery. Blake’s weakest event is SL, but his level of SG and GS should put him on the team. –Patrick Carry (1995) the younger Carry brother skied well this year scoring 51 point’s in GS, 62 in SL, and 70 in SG. His season was highlighted by coming 2nd at J1 Nationals in GS, and scoring a 46 in GS at Red Mtn. There are rumours that Patrick has already made the team. He is a GREAT gs skier. Look for him to score 30′s in GS next year.
Invitees for this offseason?:
–Dominic Unterberger (1994) he has broken his leg twice in the past 3 years. Pretty unlucky. This was his first full season in FIS. He skied consistent 50′s and 60′s in tech this year. Highlighted by a 46 in SL in the last race of the year. He got his points to 48 in SL, 60 GS and 76 SG. This guy has the ability to ski 30′s in GS, he just has to put 2 together.–Austin Llewellyn (1995) this guy can lay it over in SL, but he couldn’t break into the mid 50′s this year. Skiing to 59 points. His year was highlighted with a 3rd Place in SG at J1 Nationals. 76 SG points this season. Austin hasn’t figured out GS yet, he needs to get his points down (skied to 70 GS this season) to make the team. Austin has flashes of brilliance especially in SL. He has the ability to ski 30′s in SL next year. –Charlie Renzoni (1995) he didn’t have a great season with consistency. Last off-season he was skiing the best for 95′s in BC. He could not put 2 good runs together this year. He still managed to ski to 61 SL, 73 GS, and 77 SG. With the angles he generates and how great of an athlete he is, he has the ability to cut his tech points in half next year.
Top first years in BC: There is a small group of strong 96‘s in BC, all are very similar in skill level. Every one of these guys has the ability to make the team after next season. –Marc Leroux: similar style/bulid to Martin Grasic, high skill level. Silky smooth. –Lachlan Hicks: a natural athlete, skied fast tech this season. Very consistent. –Paul Cotton: The biggest J1 in BC (over 2oo lbs).Very technically solid/powerful skier. –Will Walton: Also a big kid, good athlete, very gifted speed skier, great feel for snow. –Stuart Finley: Natural athlete, good feel, very smooth, natural GS skier.
***Sam Mulligan & Riley Seger: (1997′s) not coming into FIS next year, but when they do, watch out. These 2 boys are the next Phenom’s of BC skiing.* 2 to keep an eye on.