The Spirit Awards go to the most sportsmanlike and selfless male and female athlete in BC.
Our goal is to celebrate those who live, train and play with integrity both on and off the field of play, as well as teach them the skills needed to be an exciting and engaged ambassador for the sport. Partnerships with brands are becoming harder to earn and even harder to keep; our goal is to educate and reward both our top-performing athletes on and off the field of play to be true champions of our sport. By definition: Sportsmanship is an aspiration or ethos that a sport or activity will be enjoyed for its own sake, with proper consideration for fairness, ethics, respect, and a sense of fellowship with one's competitors.
We at Freestyle BC value these attributes as much as we do our champions. Our "champions" will be provided with a “brand” package and will be given the support needed to be an excellent brand ambassador for the companies that he/she will represent for the season.
This year's Spirit Award winners are:
Trent Walkley (Panorama)
Trent is an all-around super nice kid who is totally comfortable being himself. He's appreciative and friendly. His sweet grandmother drives him every Saturday and Sunday from Kimberley to Pano so he can train the bumps and he's an exceptional mogul skier. Though he is not a podium guy - he has results from EVERY event which is awesome (finished 8th in the overall results).
Catrina Kreciji (Mt. Washington)
Cat has been a part of the freestyle for many years as a club athlete and is well known and well-liked - an all-around good kid on the freestyle scene! She's the one in the start gate with every girl, any age category, any team, blasting her speaker to bring the HYPE! She's also one tough cookie! I’ve seen her take gnarly bails and come back at it for more. Even though she considers herself a slope athlete, she has always participated in moguls with a smile on her face and with her best effort. She is a beautiful artist and lent this talent to Brayden's memory by creating stickers to hand out to her peers at Sun Peaks. Even though I believe it was truly a dream of hers to pursue competitive skiing, Cat will be aging out and going to school next year for artistic design. However, she is committed to coaching on weekends with MWFC and I know she is going to be the BEST Girlstylerz coach!