High Rock sponsored athlete, Darren Gardner, finishes a strong season by winning the Canadian Alpine Snowboard Championships
This past Saturday March 14th, Darren Gardner, who High Rock helps sponsor, won the Canadian Championship in Parallel Giant Slalom for Alpine Snowboard Racing. We are pleased to help Darren out in his quest to hit the podium in South Korea for the 2018 Winter Olympics. It is a long hard road but this guy is up to it.
We were able to attend the event (our son was racing too but in a much younger age group) and it was (besides being really cold) awesome to watch. If you have never seen an alpine snowboard race, there is not much more exciting a race to watch. From the way they carve these boards around gates, to the fact they are going head-to-head, to the single-run elimination format, this is one exhilarating winter sport to spectate at.
Well-done Darren. Keep up the hard work during the off-season.
Check out some pictures with more to come. (The 2014 Former Canadian Champ, Steve Barlow, friend and coach to some young up-and-comers and a Future Canadian Champ in there too...?)