Sarah Gillies Earns Four Medals at Para Nationals!

Submitted by OPAST Head Coach, Gwen Binsfeld….The Canadian  & US Para-Alpine Nationals took place at Winterpark, Colorado this past week, with four entries from the Ontario Para-Alpine Ski Team. Results were impressive for Ontario considering  Alpine Canada’s CPAST athletes competed alongside the provincial/state team members.

Congratulations to Sarah Gillies for earning four medals!!

US Giant Slalom: 
2nd –  Sarah Gillies
12th – Abbey VanDuzer
10th – Ben Harris (his first National appearance)

GS Nationals:
3rd – Sarah Gillies
9th –  Abbey VanDuzer
10th – Ben Harris

US Super G:
2nd – Sarah Gillies (this was her first outing in a para speed event where she outperformed CPAST members who had been to Paralympics!)

US Slalom: 
4th – Sarah Gillies
7th – Abbey VanDuzer
10th – Ben Harris

Canadian SL:
3rd – Sarah Gillies
9th – Rebecca Mideros
10th – Ben Harris
13th – Abbey VanDuzer

Team members Alexandra Marta, and sit skier, Brian Rowland are recovering from injuries and were not able to participate.

Congrats to all!