Telemark's Garret Siever won two gold medals at the B.C. Midget Cross Country Ski Championships.

Telemark's Garret Siever won two gold medals at the B.C. Midget Cross Country Ski Championships.

Medals for Telemark at B.C. midget championships

Garret Siever led local cross country skiers with two gold at Mt. Washington

Garret Siever led the way for the Telemark Racers winning gold medals in both his 2004 Boys individual events at the 2015 B.C. Midget Cross Country Ski Championships.

Meanwhile Justin Siever also had a highlight weekend winning silver medals in both his events for 2005 Boys. The event was held at Mount Washington on Vancouver Island Feb. 6 to 9.

“The conditions and weather were the most challenging I have ever seen at a ski race,” said coach Ross McKinnon.  “Our athletes did an amazing job of adapting to the changes.  The second theme was rain, rain and more rain. The team had some great performances and skied really well.”

Saturday morning saw athletes race a 2.0km Classic Interval Start and in the afternoon, on the same course, team relays concluded the day. On Sunday morning athletes raced a 300m qualifier to seed them for their Free Technique Sprint Race.

Nikhil Filatow took a silver medal Saturday morning for 2004 Boys with Cameron Hobbs 12th. Other notable finishes were Connor Hobbs 5th, Grayson McKinnon 7th, Tristan Lee 9th, for 2002 Boys. Gregor Graham 5th, Mason Hawes 7th, and Erik Haaheim 10th for 2003 Boys.

Saturday afternoon’s relay event saw Telemark Racers take third place overall with skiing from Grayson McKinnon, Garret Siever, Connor Hobbs and Tristan Lee. Tenth place was taken by the team of Mason Hawes, Erik Haaheim, Jonah Hawes, and Cameron Hobbs.

Ian Mayer led his relay team off with a strong start but soon found himself almost completely submerged in a creek next to the course. He was brought to safety but the remainder of his team was unable to complete the race. Mayer skied to a fourth place finish in the 2km Classic 2003 Boys event earlier that morning and had a sixth place finish in the 300m sprint race the following day.

The Free Technique Sprint Race saw Tamasin Graham have a sixth place qualifier which she turned into a gold medal finish with a great sprint in the 2005 Girls A Final beating tough competition from Larch Hills of Salmon Arm. She placed 4th the previous day.

Gregor Graham had his strongest qualifier of the season taking top seed ahead of undefeated rival Trond May of Larch Hills, and went on to finish with a bronze medal for 2003 Boys. Jonah Hawes finished 5th overall winning his B Final for 2005 Boys adding to his fourth place finish the previous day.

Other results in the sprints were, Grayson McKinnon 7th, Tristan Lee 8th, Connor Hobbs 13th for 2002 Boys, Erik Haaheim 11th and Mason Hawes 13th for 2003 Boys, and Cameron Hobbs 17th for 2004 Boys.





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