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Val Cartier Haywood NorAm U23/ World Junior Trials: Photo Documentary
By:  Kyle Power   (2010/01/06)

Well the Canada Cup and U23 / World Junior Trials in Val Cartier, Quebec finished up early this week. Like any good ski racing event there were many up's and down's but overall the Team had a solid event and strong showing in all of the races. There was a very competitive Men's and Women's field with unbelievable depth that made for a weekend of high caliber racing, especially with a lot on the line for Junior and U23 skiers. For some of us, including myself, it was our first big race of the year. I was finally glad to get my feet wet and get in on the intense racing action happening in Canada this year.

The team would like to Thank Coach John for awesome skis and all of the hard work he did throughout the week. As well, we would like to Thank our Wax Helpers and Feeders which included Alana's Dad, Graham, Danielle's Dad, Danny and my Dad, Phil.

Here is a collection of photos of the racing action mostly captured by my Parents.

Pursuit Day

Karl just after finishing the race. Only man tough enough for the 32.5km Event!

Megan in the Classic leg.

Anna hanging on tight in the skate.

Sheila going for it in the skate portion.

Alana chasing hard.

Sprint Day

Karl on the finishing stretch in the Qualifier.

Matthias getting ready to lunge to the finish.

Alana skiing fast in the Qualifier.

Colin fighting hard for position in the Quarterfinals but unfortunate mishap takes him down while rounding the final corner. Photo from skifaster.net

Classic Distance Day

Danielle starting out the 10km Womens Race.

Sheila just leaving the starting gate.

Megan heading out on her first lap.

Kyle starting the 15km Classic event.

Lee racing in his Team Yukon suit.

Karl finishing up a lap.

Justin in the home stretch.

Matthias fighting hard right until the end!

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