Eight sprint and slalom paddlers from B.C. took part in this past weekend’s national team trials. The athletes represented Ridge Canoe & Kayak Club, Chinook Racing Canoe Club (Victoria) and the Chilliwack Centre of Excellence.
At the Sprint National Team Trials in Montreal, paddlers competed for selection to National Team including the contingent to represent Canada at World Cup competitions in Europe later this month.
Brian Malfesi (Ridge) was the top B.C. paddler as he finished 3rd in the K1 1000. He was also 8th in the K1 500 and 9th in the K1 200 B final.
In Kananaskis, AB, five B.C. paddlers took part in the Canoe Slalom Team Trials. They were also competing for sports on National Teams including for the World Cups in Europe beginning in June.
Jacob Kryworuchko (CCE) took three top spots in the C1 Junior category. And in the Cadet category, Finn Wakeling (CCE) finished in first in all four runs.
Sprint National Team Trials (complete results)
Canoe Slalom Team Trials (complete results)