Frozen Thunder Sprint – Photo Report

The canadian cross-country ski season got underway Friday in Canmore with the WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic sprint race. Here are some pictures of the race. Most pictures in this photo report are from Angus Cockney.

La saison canadienne de ski de fond a commencé vendredi à Canmore avec l’épreuve de sprint de la WinSport Frozen Thunder Classic. Voici quelques photos de la course. La plupart des photos sont de : Angus Cockney.

Ida Sargent from the U.S. Ski Team won the senior womens race, followed by Canada's Perianne Jones/Ida Sargent, de l'équipe nationale américaine, a remporté la course chez les femmes seniors, suivie de la Canadienne Perianne Jones  (photo: Angus Cockney)

Ida Sargent from the U.S. Ski Team won the senior womens race, followed by Canada’s Perianne Jones/Ida Sargent, de l’équipe nationale américaine, a remporté la course chez les femmes seniors, suivie de la Canadienne Perianne Jones (photo: Angus Cockney)

Andy Newell, senior men's winner/Andy Newell, vainqueur chez les hommes seniors (photo: Angus Cockney)

Andy Newell, US sprint star, senior men’s winner/Andy Newell, vainqueur chez les hommes seniors (photo: Angus Cockney)

Devon Kershaw had the best canadian result with a 5th place/Devon Kershaw, meilleur Canadien avec une 5e place (photo: Angus Cockney)

Devon Kershaw had the best canadian result with a 5th place/Devon Kershaw, meilleur Canadien avec une 5e place (photo: Angus Cockney)

Perianne Jones (photo: Angus Cockney)

Perianne Jones, 2nd. Dahria Beatty, not on the picture, placed 3rd/Perianne Jones, 2e, a devancé Dahria Beatty qui n’est pas sur la photo (photo: Angus Cockney)

Jesse Cockney finished right behind Devon Kershaw in 6th place/Jesse Cockney  a suivi Devon Kershaw en 6e place (photo: Angus Cockney)

Jesse Cockney finished right behind Devon Kershaw in 6th place/Jesse Cockney a suivi Devon Kershaw en 6e place (photo: Angus Cockney)

And just behind Cockney, Lenny Valjas placed 7th/Et tout juste derrière Cockner, Lenny Valjas s'est classé 7e (photo: Angus Cockney)

And just behind Cockney, Lenny Valjas placed 7th/Et tout juste derrière Cockney, Lenny Valjas s’est classé 7e (photo: Angus Cockney)

Heidi Widmer placed a respectable 4th/Heidi Widmer a obtenu une 4e position fort respectable (photo: Angus Cockney)

Heidi Widmer placed a respectable 4th/Heidi Widmer a obtenu une 4e position fort respectable (photo: Angus Cockney)

 

 

In 5th place, US Ski Team  Jessica Diggins (photo: Angus Cockney_1

In 5th place, US Ski Team Jessica Diggins (photo: Angus Cockney)

American Kris Freeman, 4th (photo: Angus Cockney)

American Kris Freeman, 4th (photo: Angus Cockney)

US Ski Team Noah Hoffman, 22nd (photo: Angus Cockney)

US Ski Team Noah Hoffman, 22nd (photo: Angus Cockney)

American Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, 2nd (photo: Angus Cockney)

American Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, 2nd (photo: Angus Cockney)

Jesse Cockney (no 118) following Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, who placed 2nd (photo: Angus Cockney)/Jesse Cockney (no 118), qui a fini 6e, suit Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, qui a pris le 2e rang (photo: Angus Cockney)

Jesse Cockney (118), who finished 6th, following Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, who placed 2nd (photo: Angus Cockney)/Jesse Cockney (118), qui a fini 6e, suit Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, qui a pris le 2e rang (photo: Angus Cockney)

Ivan Babikov, spécialiste des courses de distance, a fini 23e (photo: Angus Cockney)/Ivan Babikov, an ace in distance races, finished 23rd (photo: Angus Cockney)

Ivan Babikov, an ace in distance races, finished 23rd (photo: Angus Cockney)/Ivan Babikov, spécialiste des courses de distance, a fini 23e (photo: Angus Cockney)

Brian McKeever, 15th (photo: Angus Cockney)

Brian McKeever, 15th (photo: Angus Cockney)

Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt, 12th, followed by Jennifer Jackson, 13th (photo: Angus Cockney)

Olivia Bouffard-Nesbitt, 12th, followed by Jennifer Jackson, 13th (photo: Angus Cockney)

Graeme Killick, 12th (photo: Angus Cockney)

Graeme Killick, 12th (photo: Angus Cockney)

Emily Nishikawa (photo: Angus Cockney)

Emily Nishikawa (photo: Angus Cockney)

Michael Somppi, 9th (photo: Angus Cockney)

Michael Somppi, 9th (photo: Angus Cockney)

Kevin Sandau, 11th (photo: Angus Cockney)

Kevin Sandau, 11th (photo: Angus Cockney)

This pic is from our archives, but it must be noted that Maya MacIsaac-Jones (no 3)  won the Jr Women, while Angus Foster was top Jr men (photo: Julie Melanson)/Cette hoto est de nos archives, mais il faut souligner que Maya MacIsaac-Jones (no 3) a enlevé l'épreuve chez les femmes juniors tandis qu'Angus Foster a dominé chez les juniors hommes (photo: Julie Melanson)

This pic is from our archives, but it must be noted that Maya MacIsaac-Jones (no 3) won the Jr Women, while Angus Foster was top Jr men (photo: Julie Melanson)/Cette photo est de nos archives, mais il faut souligner que Maya MacIsaac-Jones (no 3) a enlevé l’épreuve chez les femmes juniors tandis qu’Angus Foster a dominé chez les hommes juniors (photo: Julie Melanson)

Devon Kershaw, Benjamin Saxton and Andy Newell, gold diggers! (photo: Angus Cockney/Devon Kershaw, Benjamin Saxton et Andy Newell, chercheurs d'or! (photo: Angus Cockney

Devon Kershaw, Benjamin Saxton and Andy Newell, gold diggers! (photo: Angus Cockney/Devon Kershaw, Benjamin Saxton et Andy Newell, chercheurs d’or! (photo: Angus Cockney

Kings court sprint style at Frozen Thunder: men and women are mixed! (photo: Twitter/CCC)/Format particulier au Frozen Thunder, où hommes et femmes skiaient en même temps! (photo: Twitter/Ski de fond Canada)

Kings court sprint style at Frozen Thunder: men and women were mixed! (photo: Twitter/CCC)/Format particulier au Frozen Thunder, où hommes et femmes skiaient en même temps! (photo: Twitter/Ski de fond Canada)

Michael Somppi (113), Patrick Stewart-Jones (111), Graeme Killick (106) - (photo: Angus Cockney)

Michael Somppi (113), Patrick Stewart-Jones (111), Graeme Killick (106) – (photo: Angus Cockney)

Alysson Marshall (48) finished 6th, US Team member Liz Stephen (44) 8th, and fellow American Erika Flowers, 7th (photo: Angus Cockney

Alysson Marshall (48) finished 6th, US Team member Liz Stephen (44) 8th, and fellow American Erika Flowers, 7th (photo: Angus Cockney

The men's podium : winner Andy Newell, Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, 2nd and Swiss Inniger Mathias 3rd (photo: Twitter/Andy Newell)

The men’s podium : winner Andy Newell, Dakota Blackhorse-von Jess, 2nd and Swiss Inniger Mathias 3rd (photo: Twitter/Andy Newell)

 

 

 

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