Whistler Longboard Festival Declares Best Skateboard and Luge Racers in Jam Packed Family Event
Winners have been announced for the Whistler Longboard Festival at Whistler Sliding Centre last weekend, July 3 – 6, 2014. The 3-day festival was packed with various races with Canadian Patrick Switzer taking home the prize for the World Cup Downhill event, and Sean Young scoring the best times for both Skate + Shoot events. With a total festival prize purse of $10,000 and several other swag from different sponsors, the stakes were indeed high! Spectators gathered by the hundreds to watch in awe as these men and women ride down the hill at top speeds and to cheer on their favorite racer!
Longboard Racing, and Great Family Fun
The weekend weather brought about periods of rain, which made the races especially challenging due to the mixed conditions of the track. The competitors carefully planned out their lines, and made sure that the best type of wheels were used for their longboards. A big CONGRATS (and a high five) goes out to the winners for all various categories.
Whistler Longboard Festival Winners
2014 WLF Skate + Shoot Enduro
Overall Sean Young 38:41.7
Female Victoria Waddington 53:03.1
Male Sean Young 38:41.7
2014 WLF Skate + Shoot
Overall Sean Young 23:45.3
Female Amie Sheppard 29:32.4
Women’s Open Amie Sheppard 29:32.4
Male Sean Young 23:45.3
Grom Karson Leigh 26:43.4
Men’s Open Sean Young 23:45.3 [divider]
The World Cup Downhill
1 Patrick Switzer
2 Jimmy Riha
3 Benjamin Dubreuil [/one_fourth]
1 Elena Corrigall
2 Emily Pross
3 Tamara Prader [/one_fourth]
1 Curt Watts
2 Kurtis Scott
3 Charlie Reid [/one_fourth]
[one_fourth_last] Street Luge
1 Mikel Echegaray Diez
2 Andy Lally
3 David Dean [/one_fourth_last]
Kudos to the organizers, Unkle Events for making sure the crowd was pumped and well-taken care of during this Whistler event. Hundreds of fans came out to enjoy the festivities at Whistler Sliding Centre, including the delicious BBQ provided by Longhorn, the lively DJ pumping up the crowd, and live music to get everyone moving. The Longboard Festival organizers made sure safety was a priority, encouraging the spectators to stay off the course during the races. Congrats to Lee Cation for putting up such a great family-friendly event! It was a pleasure working with you, and we look forward to working with you in the future.
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