Lamarre takes second, Riddle in fourth

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December 14, 2013, BRECKENRIDGE, COLORADO – (ISN) When your grandmother, a 1956 Alpine Olympian is your inspiration, the last thing you do is give up.

At least that’s how Kim Lamarre of Lac-Beauport, Quebec has viewed life. So despite major knee surgeries and presently training as an independent athlete, she persevered. Today it paid off as she took home the silver medal in Breckenridge, Colorado.

Over the years Lamarre’s promising results have been undermined by knee injury and surgery. Although she was not re-named to the National Team last spring, she stuck with her program and today showed how tough she is. “I’ve been reading The Mental Edge, and it’s been a game changer for me,” Lamarre said shortly after her run. “I dropped into the run and trusted that I could let it flow. Turned out, it was the best run I’ve done all week.”  For her second run, she executed a flat/inverted 360, the first time she performed it in competition. “I was really surprised by her return today,” said Coach JF Cusson, she hasn’t had it easy for the last few years, but she never gave up.” Her exceptional performance this week gives her a spot in the next two World Cup events, both of which count towards the Olympic selection, and in which Lamarre is determined to be included.

Dara Howell (Huntsville, Ontario) who pre-qualified for Sochi last year, came 6th based upon her first run score. Due to harsh winds and possibly dangerous conditions, Howell and her coaches chose not to take her second run.
In 13th position was Yuki Tsubota of Pemberton, British Columbia.

In Men’s Halfpipe action today, Mike Riddle of Sherwood, Alberta nailed his second run and finished in 4th position.  Said Riddle, “I just wanted to lay down a safe run in order to solidify my place for Sochi. From here on, it’s my Olympic run — which I think is a winner and making sure it’s dialed in.”

In 7th place was Whistler B.C.’s Simon D’Artois. “This is a real confidence booster,” said D’Artois, “Especially since it’s the first competition of the season. I know there is still so much more in my run, starting with going bigger on my switch hit.”

In other Canadian results, Noah Bowman of Calgary, Alberta was 10th and Justin Dorey of Vernon, B.C. was 14th.

Women’s Freeski Slopestyle Final
Dec 14, 2014 Breckenridge, Colorado
Ion Mountain Championship: Final

Rank             Athlete                     Run 1                  Run 2         Total

  • 1       Devin Logan                 87.80                   84.00          87.80
  • 2       Kim Lamarre                 81.20                  25.40          81.20
  • 3       Maggie Voisin                77.20                  67.00          77.20
  • 4       Keri Herman                  38.40                  71.20          71.20
  • 5       Ashley Battersby           67.40                   36.40          67.40
  • 6       Dara Howell                   61.80                  DNS            61.80
  • 7       Julia Krass                     30.60                  57.60          57.60
  • 8       Jamie Crane-Mauzy        42.40                   20.40          42.40
  • 9       Darian Stevens               75.80                  24.20          75.80
  • 10     Isabel Atkin                    75.20                   55.40         75.20
  • 11     Anna Segal                     72.20                   51.80         72.20
  • 12     Meg Olenick                    68.00                   12.60         68.00
  • 13     Yuki Tsubota                   66.00                   33.40         66.00
  • 14     Anna Willcox-Silfverberg  50.60                   58.40         58.40
  • 15     Nikki Blackall                  34.40                   50.60         50.60

Men’s Freeski Superpipe Final
Dec 14, 2014 Breckenridge, Colorado
Ion Mountain Championship:

Rank           Athlete                 Run 1                         Run 2                   Total

  • 1       David Wise          88.20                           92.60                  92.60
  • 2       Aaron Blunck       37.80                           89.80                  89.80
  • 3       Lyman Currier     75.80                           87.00                  87.00
  • 4       Mike Riddle        32.00                          85.20                85.20
  • 5       Beau-James Wells83.20                          78.60                  83.20
  • 6       Kyle Smaine         82.40                          79.00                  82.40
  • 7       Simon d’Artois  81.40                            52.60               81.40
  • 8       Kevin Rolland       71.40                           58.40                 71.40
  • 9       Taylor Seaton      59.40                           70.60                  70.60
  • 10     Noah Bowman  69.60                            57.80                69.60
  • 11     Broby Leeds        62.60                           31.20                  62.60
  • 12     Alexander Ferreira58.40                           28.60                  58.40
  • 13     Gus Kenworthy    42.20                           39.80                  42.20
  • 14     Justin Dorey      41.20                          37.80                41.20
  • 15     Torin Yater-WallaceDNS                            DNS                  DNS
  • 16     Simon Dumont    DNS                               DNS                  DNS
  • 25     Matt Margetts   35.60                            42.60             42.60

 

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