Cochrane BMXers continue to work their way up. With every competition, the riders seem to find a way to push themselves even further than the ride before and that was no different during their latest Provincial Cup race in Airdrie on Aug. 10 and 11.
Cochrane churned out nine double gold winners while also amassing an amazing 70 other podium finishes from close to 40 riders. The double gold winners are Kate Gerber in the seven novice female, Gemma Bell in the nine novice female, Solvay Semmens in the 10 novice female, Taia Graham in the 13 novice female, Austin Larocque took it home in the 14 novice male, Jerold Hoshowatiuk in the 40-44 novice male, Haylee Laurell finished with two golds in the nine expert female, Daisy Kettle in the 11 expert female and Caleb Graham rounded out the group in the 13 expert male division.
The remainder of the podium winners were Taylor Otterson who won two bronze medals in the elite male category, Jaxson Ross and AJ Laurell won one gold and one silver each in the 10-12 cruiser male while Ross also won two silvers in the 11 expert male, Brian Otterson won bronze in the 45 plus cruiser male as well as a bronze and gold in the 45 plus expert male. Ryenn Forsberg won two silver medals in the seven novice female with Brielle Gignac taking home two bronze medals in the same category while Anwyn Bell won bronze in the eight novice female division. Kaylie Davis finished with one silver and one bronze in the nine novice female division with Leah Richter earning a silver and bronze in the 11 novice female.
Jessica Hill finished with two bronze medals in the 14 novice female, Kelly Bell won two silvers in the 25 plus novice female division, Blake Tobin won silver in the five novice male. Colin Hillson won one gold and one bronze in the seven novice male while Cole Newsome won one silver and one bronze, Luke Robertson and Benton Traudt took home a gold medal each while Traudt also won a bronze in the nine novice male. Liam Spackman earned two silver medals in the 12 novice male, Cole Paiement won one gold and one silver in the 13 novice male and Ryan Hopping won gold in the 35 to 39 novice male division.
Darcy Davis won silver in the 40 to 44 novice male division, Alex Fisher finished in third in the 45 plus novice male and Thomas Jones won a gold and bronze in the six intermediate male with Zach Chubey won two silvers in the same division. Dominick Gosselin-Berg ended up taking home one gold and one silver in the nine intermediate male, Brett Fisher won gold in the 13 intermediate male, Sophie Chubey won two bronze medals in the nine expert female.
Spencer Faupel won two silver medals in the seven expert male, Nathan Vlahakis won gold in the 10 expert male division, David Reinhardt won two bronze medals in the 30-34 expert male with Amos Carrier ended up finishing with one bronze and one silver in the 40 to 44 expert male division. Haylee Laurell won silver in the 10 to 12 cruiser female division, Alexis Cremers won bronze in the eight novice female with Dallas Pike taking home bronze in the 40 to 44 novice male. To round it out, Willow Kerr-Smith won bronze in the 10 expert female, Ashtynn Forseverg won silver in the 11 expert female, Mason Pike winning bronze in the 11 expert male with Tyler Semmens won bronze in the 40 to 44 expert male.
"It was a very successful weekend of racing in Airdrie for Cochrane BMX," said Cochrane BMX president Adam Ross. "We had many podium finishes, including a podium sweep by our seven novice girls and our 40 to 44 novice men."
"Taylor Otterson was third in the Canada Cup for elite men, which is a great accomplishment. As we head into Calgary's race this weekend, our riders are motivated to push their riding and do their very best. We're into the home stretch and are looking forward to a strong showing at our provincial championships in September."