And Mount Washington makes us proud, too!
If you’re anything like me, you love watching the Winter Olympics every four years. And this year it has been especially enjoyable since we’ve been able to follow the awesome pursuits of a few local athletes.
Cassie Sharpe, Carle Brenneman, Spencer O’Brien and Teal Harle are Islanders who have carved a name for themselves on the international scene with their pursuit of excellence on the slopes. As Comox Valley residents, we should always celebrate their accomplishments, but especially this Olympic year!
Cassie grabs the Gold!
In case you missed it, or just want to watch it again, here is a link to Comox’s Cassie Sharpe in her winning run on the halfpipe:
What a woman!
Islanders Carle Brenneman, Teal Harle and Spencer O’Brien compete with heart
Even though she didn’t end up on the podium, Spencer O’Brien showed determination and grit as she competed in the finals of Women’s Slope Style and Big Air, check out her work in this nice CBC feature:
Carle Brenneman also had a great showing, but just fell short of the final round. The Comox athlete competed in snowboard cross competition and recounted her experience with the Comox Valley Record, click here to read it: https://www.comoxvalleyrecord.com/sports/carle-brenneman-recounts-olympic-experience/.
And Teal Harle finished just out of the medals in fifth position in the Olympic Men’s Slopestyle Skiing. The twenty-one-year-old had a great experience and undoubtedly has a very bright future.
Mount Washington an excellent training ground
Of course, all these wonderful Island athletes have put in their share of time at Mt. Washington Alpine Resort. Vancouver Island’s largest year-round family resort can be proud of the contributions it made to helping these women succeed and inspire all of us.
Way to go, Washy! And way to go, Canada!