Posted on February 10, 2009 by Dylan Anderson

This past weekend the Vikings headed to Grande Prairie to compete in the Alberta Calforex Cup #4. With the season in full swing, so were the Vikings

This past weekend the Vikings headed to Grande Prairie to compete in the Alberta Calforex Cup #4. With the season in full swing, so were the Vikings.

On Saturday the Vikings competed in their longest race format, the Individual (spanning from 10km to 20km). With some tricky waxing conditions, the Vikings were able to tough out the course and prevail in the shooting range. Paul Woloschuk and Alicia Hurley shot well, hitting 16/20 with clean bouts in the prone position. The Youth Women’s category was once again very competitive. The Vikings swept the medals, with Jenny Paterson leading (and her first gold of the season), followed by Carly Shiell in second, and Lauren Brookes in third. Philip Eriksson placed third in the Men’s category. In the Women’s category, Alicia Hurley placed second, followed by Jytte Apel in third. Kathryn Stone placed second in the Junior Women’s category, followed by Betsy Mawdsley in third. Special mention goes out to Johnny Forward and Mike Kenny, who both put in great shooting results.

Sunday’s competition was the fast paced Sprint, where the Vikings were looking to find the magic on the skis and once again in the shooting range. Skiing was definitely the strong suit of the day, with the long hours of training and technique work coming through. The Vikings medaled once again in the Men’s, Women’s, and the Junior Women’s categories. The Youth Women showed their competitiveness again, sweeping the medals. Jenny Paterson led the way with another amazing race, followed closely by the strong shooting and skiing of Sara Jackson in second, and Lauren Brookes in third. Paul Woloschuk capped off his amazing weekend by shooting his first clean race of the season, and giving him his second well earned gold medal of the weekend.

Overall, the Vikings put in another solid weekend and got to enjoy the beautiful trails and warm weather of Grande Prairie.


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