Snowboard Club sees improvement in Seymour

Max Rokosh during the competition on Feb. 17. BC Snowboard Photo.

Athletes from the Sun Peaks Snowboard Club didn’t let weather challenges affect them during the RIDE ON Provincial Snowboard Series at Mt. Seymour this past weekend.

Coach Danny Webb said the competition was postponed by an hour twice on Saturday, Feb. 17,  due to fog but the athletes were able to pull together to lay down some solid runs.

Sunday’s competition went much better for the club with bluebird conditions lifting the competitor’s spirits.

“Everyone pretty much landed what they wanted to land and performed better than yesterday. It was good,” said Webb.

Jax Anderson was on fire throughout the weekend earning a best-run score of 62 which put him in  first place in his age category on Saturday. Anderson placed fifth on Sunday with a best run of 55.75.

“The first day he was just in the zone he was landing everything so clean and doing exactly what he wanted to do, just really consistent,” said Webb. “That’s probably why he got such a high score because consistency with the tricks he was doing. He rode really well all weekend.”

Webb commented everyone performed well on Saturday adding standouts for improvement on Sunday were Maxwell Eibl, Ben Sofiak, and Jackson Steed who each  competed in the U15 division.

In the U19 competition, Max Rokosh placed fifth on Saturday and ninth on Sunday with a best score of 65.75.

As the club finishes out a final few days of training  for the season Jax Anderson, Connor Barrett and Jackson Steed will compete at the upcoming BC Winter Games Feb 22 to 25 in Sun Peaks.