Gareth Williams (Telemark Nordic Club) 20th at World Jr Championships Today »

2017 World Junior Championships
Soldier Hollow, Utah

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“On the men's side Telemark's Gareth Williams had a strong performance, finishing 20th. The race was won Vladislav Vechkanov on a day that the Russians seemed to have a little extra, sweeping the podium and taking 4 of the top 5 placings.

Gareth Williams, photo by

The Skibec duo of Antoine Blais and Phil Boucher were 32nd and 35th for a solid performance and 16 year old Black Jack skier Remi Drolet was 50th. 

Gareth Williams: "I'm happy with the top 20 today and wasn't really sure what to expect going into the day. Last lap today was not perfect due to some mid-race stomach cramping, but still managed to push through that pain. With this result I have adjusted my goals for these Championships and hope to ski well in the 20km on Friday.”

Men's Results: Results

Women’s Results:  Results

On the women’s side “the top Canadian was Kenora's Lisle Compton in 39th, followed 6 seconds back by Annika Richardson of Hollyburn and Claire Grall-Johnson of Nakkertok, in 41st and 42nd, .4 seconds apart. India McIsaac of Rocky Mountain Racers was 46th.”

Note the video coverage of Annika in the report.

Best ever WJC results - BC athletes:

2017        Gareth Williams (Telemark NC, Kelowna)              20th         10k  FT

2013        David Palmer (Black Jack CCSC, Rossland)        32nd         10k FT

2012        Geoffrey Richards (CVTC, Whistler)                     20th         20k Skiathlon CT/FT   14th fastest of the day in skating leg

2010        Joey Burton (Overlander SC, Kamloops)              25th         Sprint CT

2010        Rebecca Reid (Black Jack CCSC, Rossland)       31st         Sprint CT

2008        Alysson Marshall (Larch Hills NS, Salmon Arm)   25th         Sprint FT

2008        Alysson Marshall (Larch Hills NS, Salmon Arm)   32nd        5k CT       

2005        Chris Werrell (Omineca SC, Burns Lake)             23rd         Sprint CT

2004        Chris Werrell (Omineca SC, Burns Lake)             15th         Sprint FT                     9th in Qualification Round

2001        Jesse Fraser (Black Jack CCSC, Rossland)        31st         Sprint CT

1999        George Grey (Black Jack CCSC, Rossland)        32nd        10k CT

1997        Tara Moran (Bulkley Valley CCSC, Smithers)       37th         15k