Under sunny skies and in temperature up to the 20’s, Black Jack put everything on the line for the 2012 Haywood National Championships in Mont St Anne, Quebec. Club members Rebecca Reid and Geoffrey Richards lead the charge, both taking several trips to the podium throughout the week, and finishing second in the Junior Women’s and Junior Men’s aggregate. Team Black Jack had a few narrow misses, and came home with just one podium. David Palmer finished an impressive, but disappointing 5th in the Junior Men’s 10km Classic with Jill Reynolds in 5th in the Junior Girls 10km Skate. In the Junior Men’s Skate sprint, Julien Locke narrowly missed the podium finishing in 4th. Shawn Degroot grabbed the team’s only medal in a sloppy Junior boys 15km classic mass start. Despite the tricky conditions, Black Jack and the BC Ski Team nailed the wax and everyone had super fast skis. Many thanks to Dave Wood and Dave Reynolds for all of their help.
Thanks for Bernard Pigeon and Jim Underwood for their photos.