Heavy snowfall hits the Red Bull Kite Farm 2015

March 2, 2015 | Kiteboarding
Red Bull Kite Farm 2015: Saskatchewan was the perfect stage for the event | Photo: Owen Woytowich/Red Bull

Simon Gill, Peter Martel, Melissa Cronin and Martin Roy were the fastest competitors at the Red Bull Kite Farm 2015, a show kiteboarding competition held in Saskatchewan, Canada.

The 30-kilometer endurance snow kite race had perfect conditions for the 100 Canadian and American athletes who attended the event. Strong winds, heavy snowfall, and open prairie fields set the perfect stage for the Kite Farm.

After a tight race, it was Simon Gill of Montreal, and Peter Martel from Red Deer, who walked away with the bragging rights in the ski and snowboard division, respectively. Both will now get the chance to represent Canada in an international competition.

"It was a challenging competition with the winds constantly changing and battling some really talented competitors. The weather yesterday was impossible to race in, but today was perfect," underlined Gill.

"This is what the sport is all about, facing these tough conditions and fighting the unknown. This course was very well set-up, but I can't wait to have the opportunity to represent Canada at Red Bull Ragnarok in April!"

Red Bull Kite Farm 2015 | Final Results

1. Simon Gill – Valleyfield, QC
2. Didier Godbout – Valleyfield, QC
3. Gilles Boudreau – Canmore, AB

1. Peter Martel – Red Deer, AB
2. Ashton Igini – Saskatoon, SK
3. Josh Barker – Sherwood Park, AB

1. Melissa Cronin – Bozeman, MT
2. Catherine Dufour – Isle-Aux-Colindres, QC
3. Corrie Coons – Silton, SK

1. Martin Roy – Winnipeg, MB
2. Dale Pointer – Buena Vista, SK
3. Mark Chandler – Lumsden, SK

Team Challenge
1. Cody Fletcher, Gilles Boudreau, Jay Kilganar
2. George Boutsikakis, Peter Martel, Josh Baker
3. Curtis Dorosh, Jonny Storey, Ryan Lett

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