DOWNHILL CRYSTAL GLOBES

March 17, 2017

The Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team has been dominant on the World Cup circuit all season long. The team closes out the speed season with two downhill Crystal Globes. Mac Marcoux (guide: Jack Leitch) and Alana Ramsay each won a downhill Crystal Globe for the 2016-17 season. Marcoux’s globe marks his third consecutive overall downhill win. 

“Jack and I are extremely excited about our skiing in speed this season,” said Marcoux. “Ending the season off with a downhill Crystal Globe is amazing. We couldn’t be more excited moving forward into the 2018 Paralympic season and keeping the momentum going.” 

For Ramsay, last year marked her first-ever career podium and she has been following up that success all season. This is Ramsay’s first Crystal Globe. 

“I am so happy with winning the overall in downhill,” said Ramsay. “It was a tough start to the season. A lot of time and effort went into this and I am happy to see that all my time on speed skiing this year has paid off!” 

For team Rookie, 17-year-old, Alexis Guimond, the 2016-17 season was a breakout year for him. He finished the season ranked third overall in downhill. 

“This season I’m really happy as I had no expectations for being in with the top athletes in downhill since it was my first year racing this discipline,” said Guimond. “It feels amazing to finish third overall and I can’t wait to see what the future season have to bring.” 

SUPER-G RESULTS

The final super-G races of the season were met with more podiums for the Canadian Para-Alpine Ski Team. In the first super-G race, which also served as a test event for the 2018 Paralympic Games, Marcoux and Ramsay both hit the podium in second-place. Kirk Schornstein was the top performing Canadian in the standing category finishing in eighth-place. 

“It was a good day for Jack and I as we skied more on the conservative side but still managed to reach the podium,” said Marcoux. “I’m looking forward to the last super-G of the season and ending the season on a high note.”

“Today was a tough course set but I had a plan and I stuck to it right until the finish,” said Ramsay. “Overall I am happy with how the day ended up and I am looking forward to the last races of the season.”

In the second super-G, Guimond hit the podium finishing in second-place in the standing category. Ramsay also nailed a podium finish for the second-day in a row with a third-place result. Erin Latimer, Braydon Luscombe and Schornstein all close out the speed season with top-15 results. 

Ramsay’s final podium results in the super-G moved her into third-place in the overall super-G ranking in the 2016-17 season. 

Overall Downhill

1 – Mac Marcoux

1 – Alana Ramsay

3 – Alexis Guimond

Overall Super-G

3 – Alana Ramsay

Super-G #1

Ladies’ Standing

2 – Alana Ramsay 

5 – Erin Latimer

7 – Mel Pemble

Men’s Visually Impaired 

2 – Mac Marcoux (guide: Jack Leitch)

Men’s Standing

8 – Kirk Schornstein 

9 – Braydon Luscombe

14 – Alexis Guimond

Super-G #2

Ladies’ Standing

3 – Alana Ramsay

6 – Erin Latimer

Men’s Visually Impaired 

DNF – Mac Marcoux (guide: Jack Leitch)

Men’s Standing

2 – Alexis Guimond 

11 – Braydon Luscombe

14 – Kirk Schornstein

 

source: Alpine Canada Alpin