Bock Races to Bronze at Western Canadian Championships

Kirsten Bock (left)

PRINCE GEORGE, B.C. – Kirsten Bock, of 100 Mile House, B.C., represented UBC at the Western Canadian Championships in Prince George last weekend.

This was the test event for next year’s Canada Games that will be held in Prince George; an event for which Bock is looking to qualify. With some of the top athletes in the country racing in Sochi and elsewhere in Europe, it presented an opportunity for up and coming skiers to produce some strong results.

The race of the day was a freestyle sprint. Bock raced a strong qualifier, placing fifth, giving her a good lane for her quarterfinal. Bock breezed through the heats, qualifying for the A-final, where she was looking to improve on her fifth place from qualification by moving on to the podium.

Youth Olympian, Maya Macisaac-Jones of the Centre National d’Entraînement Pierre-Harvey (CNEPH), who was the top qualifier on the day, won the A-final. Second went to Ember Large of the Alberta Ski Team with Bock claiming bronze.

Bock will be looking to carry this momentum in to the next races including the BC Championships Feb. 27-28 in Kelowna.