FSJSS ski and board team off to Whistler

The FSJSS snowboarding and ski team is off to Whistler at the end of this month to compete in provincials.

Sarah Grill and her ski and snowboarding team are headed off to Whistler at the end of the month to represent Fort St. James in Provincials.

By Jonas Gagnon

Caledonia Courier

The FSJSS snowboarding and ski team is off to Whistler at the end of this month to compete in provincials.

Three of the school’s teams, the girls ski team, the boy’s ski team and the girl’s snowboard team, qualified for provincials at zone’s final at Tabor Ski Hill.

The 17 kids will have to prove themselves on a giant slalom course, and, what Sarah Grill the team’s coach calls, a terrain race, on Blackcomb mountain.

The trip to Whistler has the whole team excited.

“They’re super stoked,” said Grill, “ and it’ll be great racing.

This year the teams have some strong skiers and snowboarders.

Gabriela Willick, a Grade 8 student, came in second overall in the zone’s women’s skiing championship, losing only to a Grade 12 student. Her brother, Liam Willick, a Grade 10 student, placed third overall in the men’s skiing. And Sarah King grabbed third overall for women’s snowboarding.

The team has some strong teams to face, but Grill is optimistic about their abilities.

“The last couple years the north has represented itself well.”

And if nothing else Grill is proud of her team.

“They worked really hard to get to where they’re at.”

The teams leave on February 26 and ski and snowboard for three days on Blackcomb before returning home.


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