Kootenay guys capture bronze on Canada Winter Games cross country ski trails
Julien Locke of Nelson combined forces with three other Black Jack Ski Team members to capture the bronze medal in the men’s cross country team race Saturday on the final day of action at the 2015 BC Winter Games in Prince George.
Locke, 21, combined with Rosslander Geoffrey Richards 22, David Palmer, 21 of Revelstoke along with Kimberley’s Colin Ferrie 21, to finish behind champion Team Ontario.
Team Quebec won the silver medal.
Team BC finished its final day of competition by winning another 12 medals including, two gold, six silver, and four bronze, bringing the host province’s total medal count to 88.
Last Monday, Locke, who was hampered by a cold during the Cross Country competition, finished 22nd in the 10 kilometer classic race and sixth in the men’s 1.5 km classic sprint on Tuesday.
Locke departs from the Canada Winter Games for a short training period before the National Championships in Thunder Bay and the US Super Tour Finals in Sun Valley, ID.
His goal is for podium finishes in the sprints and finish top 10 in the distance races at those events.