Photo: Charlie Booker
Whistler (RWH): The Canadian former skeleton athlete Cassie Hawrysh has been appointed as head skeleton coach at Whistler Sliding Center, which hosted the ice track events at the 2010 Winter Olympics in Vancouver. That was announced in a track operators press release. “It is with so much pride that I officially announce my newest role as Head Coach for Skeleton in Whistler,” Cassie Hawrysh wrote on her Facebook page.
The 33-year-old secured the overall title in the IBSF North American Cup in 2011. She competed in the Skeleton World Cup in 2012 and 2013, finishing in the top ten on multiple occasions. In 2012, she raced with Eric Neilson, Kaillie Humphries/Chelsea Valois and Lyndon Rush/Neville Wright to win the Team World Cup in Winterberg. In 2014, Cassie Hawrysh travelled to the Winter Olympic Games in Sochi as a reserve athlete. Her final World Cup race was in Whistler in January 2016. A year later in January 2017, Hawrysh, who finished twelfth in the 2013 World Championships, competed in her last international race in the North American Cup, where she finished ninth. ©RWH2017

Photo (credit: Charlie Booker): Cassie Hawrysh (3rd fron the right) with her Canadian teammates after winning Team World Cup in Winterberg in 2012

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