PANORAMA, B.C. – Liam Wallace of Alaska Anchorage capped off the season in dominating fashion by winning three of four races at the Canadian FIS Spring Series in Panorama, B.C.
Wallace, a native of Calgary, Alberta, placed third, among athletes skiing on the World Cup and Europa Cup, in the first giant slalom race. The following day he won the giant slalom by nearly a second with a FIS score of 9.81. After finding the podium Tuesday, Wallace did not allow any other athlete to trade places for the rest of the series, winning both slalom events.
His performance was good enough to rank in the top-100 in the world and will likely make Canada’s C Team criteria.
"This week was a statement,” said head coach Sparky Anderson. “All four of our men competing at Pano this week finished the season strong. What Liam was able to do by taking three out of four races against a strong field goes to show what a talent he is. He's had a breakout year. It's been so fun to be a part of. We'll keep working hard and see where this goes."
UAA had three other alpine skiers finish their competition season at the Spring Series as Didrik Nilsen finished ninth in the first giant slalom, 12th in the first slalom and 10th in the second slalom. Dominic Unterberger finished fourth in the second giant slalom and seventh in the first slalom. Mike Soetaert was 11th in the first giant slalom, 14th in the first slalom and eighth in the second slalom.