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Nelson's Finn Megale eyes BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals

The Nelson Daily Sports
By The Nelson Daily Sports
March 1st, 2017

Watch out world, here comes Finnegan Megale.

The Nelson boarder is off to the BC Provincial Snowboard Cross finals next weekend at Big White Resort near Kelowna after capturing a pair of silver medals during a meet over the weekend in Lake Louise.

Megale, 14, was one of more than 100 boarders who participated at the Western Canada Snowboard Cross Series.

Megale has had his sights on snowboard cross racing since he was four years old.

Last year he placed first in the BC provincials (U13), earning an invite to join the BC team in the U15 nationals where he placed eighth. 

The Western Canada Snowboard Cross series races were Finn’s first event of the 2017 season.

Snowboard cross is a competitive race whefre athletes run individual time trials to qualify, and then race four-at-a-time in heats against each other.

The fastest racer advances to the next heat.

At Lake Louise, Megale qualified and raced seven heats over two days, making it to the final heat in each of two races. 

He was very pleased with his second place finishes, and he is aiming for a strong result at the BC provincials finals next weekend with the final prize, national finals in Mount Tremblant, Quebec, in April.

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