Big White Girls at Canadian Snowboard Nationals in Lake Louise
The Canadian Snowboard Nationals took place April 5th to 10th in Lake Louise, Alberta with a Parallel Giant Slalom, Snowboard Cross, and a Slalom race. Snowboard cross is a competition where four riders race down a course with banked turns and big jumps. The world of Snowboard Cross has exploded with popularity since it became an Olympic sport in 2006.
Our local Big White girls Jade & Tess Critchlow dominated in Lake Louise in the under 20 years of age category. Jade Critchlow placed third overall in the Canadian Nationals, and placed first in the Junior National Championships. Tess Critchlow placed eighth overall in the Canadian Nationals, and placed third in the Junior National Championships. This being Tesss first National event, she exceeded everyones expectations.
In the senior Girls round, Jade Critchlow coming in third, was up against Dominique Maltais from Petite-Rivière-Saint-Francois, Quebec, who is ranked number one in snowboard Cross for this world cup season, and took first place. Carle Brenneman of Comox, BC took second place.
Photo:Junior Women's National Champions: Jade Critchlow is first, Zoe Bergemann is second, Tess Critchlow is third.