High hopes for mogul skiers

Apex Freestyle Club sending a dozen skiers to B.C. Winter Games

A dozen member of the Apex Freestyle Club are competing in the B.C. Winter Games hosted by Mission.

Skiers are competing in Zone 2 (Thompson-Okanagan) and 5 (Vancouver-Squamish). AFC has athletes from addresses other than Zone 5 so athletes took spots in the other zones to free up space in Zone 5. Skiers going are James Naude, Cam Kapusty, Matt and Shaina Finlayson, Chloe Kober, Brayden Kuroda, Koleton Phipps, Anna Spence, Max and Kassidy Todd, Mackenzie Schwinghamer and Madison Parker. AFC coach Kenni Kuroda said it’s great to have that many competing.

“I think they are going to do fantastic,” said Kuroda, who has hopes of many of them return with medals. “They are all really excited about doing this.”

AFC notes: Fifteen current and alumni skiers qualified to attend the Canadian Junior Nationals in Le Relais, Que. March 6–9. In big air and slope style, competing are Matt Finlayson, Kapusty and Kuroda. In girls moguls, AFC alumni Mason Barzilay, Parker, Schwinghamer, Todd and Spence. For boys, Phipps, Kuroda, Durham and Todd along with alumni Jordan Kober, Connor Spence and Kyle Parker.