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FEBRUARY 2013


The Daily Courier’s Champions


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A Grade 4 student at Raymer Elementary School,Ana Large has been ranked as the top skier in her age group for the past three sea- sons in the Thompson Okanagan zone. Last year, she was a gold medalist at the zone championships and was the No. 1 E1 female athlete and best overall female in the E1 division at the Sun Peaks Festival.This season, Large has come up big again, claiming gold in the U-10 giant slalom zone race in Revelstoke and first place in the GS at Harper Mountain. She also skied to a silver in a zone race at Big White last month.


Although of under-12 age, Sophie Schroeder is a U-14 carded skier with the Big White Racers and the Kelowna Ski Club.The Grade 6 Aberdeen Hall pupil chooses to train and race with athletes older to challenge her- self and improve more quickly. Earning a sil- ver and a bronze at the Thompson Okanagan zone championships last year, Schroeder qualified for the B.C. Winter Games and Western champi- onships, but was too young to attend.


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