Posted by Editoress on 12/7/03
Last night's PacificSport year end gala was well attended. Many athletes were in attendance due to an Olympic briefing today and an upcoming week long training camp for National team members.
Presidents Trophy - to Michael Barry
Russ Coupland - to Samantha Cools (World Champion in cruiser BMX)
Pacific Sport Awards
Best Junior - Max Plaxton
Best Under 23 - Cameron Evans
Elite Male - Ryder Hesjedal
Elite Female - Alison Sydor
Male - Carter Hovey
Female - Chrissy Redden
Male- Max Plaxton
Female - Kiara Bissaro
Pacific Sport Ambassador - Alison Sydor
Alison gave a very inspirational speech after receiving her award. She recounted how, after the" worst World Cup season start" of her career, she set about to remotivate herself in preparation for the World Championships (where she took a silver medal).
Chris Sheppard and Seamus McGrath have just signed 2 year contracts with Haro.
Dominique Perras is still looking for a team. Team Flanders will go for 2004, but without iteamNova. Flanders has offered him a position but the dollar amount is too low. Perras says that it is really tough to find a good offer.
Manon Jutras has 2 offers she is evaluating, one in the US and one in Europe.
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