Pretty stoked to have made podium in men’s open, with a third place finish at the Whistler Longboard Festival IDF World Cup race this past weekend. It was great to finish strong so close to home.
(Nice to have my Mom, Dad and sis on hand to watch. Pictured here Pat and Pops. Thanks Pat for volunteering and helping out with the event!)
Conditions were challenging, with the final heat going down in sketchy weather that saw dry conditions at the top of the course, and a flash shower further down the hill. This made for some unpredictable skating as we all hit the unexpected wet pavement without having changed up to rain wheels. This race attracted competitors from 10 countries globally, so it was really terrific to see the podium dominated by Canadians all from the west coast. Well done Dane and Troy – you guys rocked it! Lee Cation always holds amazing events, and with the difficulty of finding the money to pull this event together, everyone helped out and made it run as smooth as it has always been. Sad to see this location leave, but with the IDF hosting events, there might be another Canadian classic around the corner. YEAH CANADA!!!
Now it’s off to Europe for Lilyhammer, Almabtrieb and Kozakov. I’m pretty stoked to be sitting 4th in the world for Men’s Open currently. If you would like to see how Europe shakes things up in the standings, stay tuned to the IDF World Rankings!