The season has started with a bang for the MSM K2 team, with several podium finishes.

On Saturday at the opening race of the season the MSM women showed they are right in the top group of the zone, with Caroline Murray finishing 2nd and Sara Gern finishing 4th. On the men’s side, a difficult second set wreaked havoc on the field, the MSM men persevered finishing 1st and 2nd (Alexis Bernier and Justin Hurteau) in the race.

Sunday in the first GS of the year, the strong showing from the women continued, with Caroline Murray (2nd) and Sara Gern (5th) once again on the podium. On the men’s side it was complete domination by MSM athletes. After the first run it was Hurteau and Bernier sitting 1st and 2nd, with MSM NCO athletes Ben Beaudoin, Jacob Beumer, and Rowan Courtenay rounding out the top 5. After a slow and challenging second run was complete the positions were re-ordered but the names remained the same. Beumer had a fabulous second run taking the win, and was followed by Hurteau, Beaudoin, Bernier, and Courtenay taking the following spots while sweeping the top 5 for MSM.

Serving notice of his return after a multi-year hiatus, and with perhaps the most impressive result of the weekend, Fletcher Smith showed that he is able to compete with the best in the zone with a 6th place finish on Sunday. It feels like only a matter of time before we see him on the podium.

Full results can be found here:

Outouais Ski Zone Race ResultsThe season has started with a bang for the MSM K2 team, with several podium finishes.

On Saturday at the opening race of the season the MSM women showed they are right in the top group of the zone, with Caroline Murray finishing 2nd and Sara Gern finishing 4th. On the men’s side, a difficult second set wreaked havoc on the field, the MSM men persevered finishing 1st and 2nd (Alexis Bernier and Justin Hurteau) in the race.

Sunday in the first GS of the year, the strong showing from the women continued, with Caroline Murray (2nd) and Sara Gern (5th) once again on the podium. On the men’s side it was complete domination by MSM athletes. After the first run it was Hurteau and Bernier sitting 1st and 2nd, with MSM NCO athletes Ben Beaudoin, Jacob Beumer, and Rowan Courtenay rounding out the top 5. After a slow and challenging second run was complete the positions were re-ordered but the names remained the same. Beumer had a fabulous second run taking the win, and was followed by Hurteau, Beaudoin, Bernier, and Courtenay taking the following spots while sweeping the top 5 for MSM.

Serving notice of his return after a multi-year hiatus, and with perhaps the most impressive result of the weekend, Fletcher Smith showed that he is able to compete with the best in the zone with a 6th place finish on Sunday. It feels like only a matter of time before we see him on the podium.

Full results can be found here:

Outouais Ski Zone Race Results