The KW Cobras wrapped up their 2016-2017 speed skating season with fanfare!
The club sent 18 athletes to provincial and national level meets, almost a club record and a number that has not been matched for several years. The season-long journey for these athletes saw a near-record 31 KW Cobras competing at all championship levels across Canada.
Dylan Leidl competed in Alberta’s Long Track Championships in February and finished an impressive 13th in his age category. Cobras represented at the Provincial A Short Track Championships with 13 skaters competing in age groups from 11 up to 25, and brought home four medals over these age classes. Jie Hee Park and Christopher Langridge took their strong showing at Provincial A and represented Ontario in their age class at Canada East Short Track Championships, finishing an equally strong 12th and 8th in their respective age classes. And two of our top club athletes, Mitchell Schrum and Claudia Heeney took their Fastest Male and Fastest Female 500 m awards in Ontario this year, and competed at Junior Trials #2 in Trois-Rivière, taking home a bronze and silver respectively in the 500m and finishing an incredible 6th place overall in their age classes. Finally, 13 Cobras at the Provincial B/C Championships in London took home six medals at that event to cap off their outstanding year.
For these athletes, the championships culminated from a journey that started back in October. These skaters left it all on the ice this season, and the dedication they have to the sport, along with their coaching support throughout the year, reaped benefits for the KW Cobras. Here’s looking forward to another strong showing in 2017-2018!
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