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Kap Cadets compete in provincial biathlon

By Kyle Lincez, The Northern Times

Three cadets participated in the Regional cadet biathlon competition held in Sault Ste. Marie earlier this month. From left is Sgt. Charlene Gagnon-Hachey, Sgt. Elisabeth Trottier, Cpl. Maxime Parent, and cadet coach MWO Amanda Robinson.

Three cadets participated in the Regional cadet biathlon competition held in Sault Ste. Marie earlier this month. From left is Sgt. Charlene Gagnon-Hachey, Sgt. Elisabeth Trottier, Cpl. Maxime Parent, and cadet coach MWO Amanda Robinson.

 KAPUSKASING - Three of Kapuskasing's 1635 Army Cadets competed in the recent regional level biathlon competition held in Sault Ste. Marie on Feb 9-11. 

Sgt. Elisabeth Trottier, Cpl. Maxime Parent, and Sgt. Charlene Gagnon-Hachey each competed in team relay and individual events.

 

Of this, the team of Sgt. Trottier and Cpl. Parent finished sixth in the youth open relay, with Trottier finishing 11th individually, while Parent finished 3rd. Sgt. Gagnon-Hachey was paired with a cadet from another corp, and finished in 8th place in the open male division.

 

“It went well in general for me, it wasn't my best weekend of racing, things could have went a lot better, but I still had a lot of fun,” said Sgt. Trottier.


“On the first day when we did the team relay, both of us were not feeling well, and it wasn't our best weekend,” said Cpl. Parent. 

 

Despite that, both said they enjoyed the weekend.

 

“It was really fun because we got to see people that we've met before, and they changed the course that we did, so we had to get used to last minute changes and not always doing the same trails which is really good for a more unique competition,” Sgt. Trottier said. “This was our second time going to provincials. We're going to train more, because this year we were in a higher category,  so it was really hard and not what we thought it was going to be, so we're going to train really hard over the summer, and again next year so that we could maybe make it to nationals again.” 

 

The cadets expressed their thanks to the Kapuskasing Nordic Skiers, and the Parent family for their help and contributions in making this possible.

 

“Without all the support that we have we wouldn't be able to do what we do.”