Amanda Boehm looks on as Cody Wright tries on a shirt at a fundraiser for Justin Kripps. In the background

YEAR IN REVIEW — Kripps prepares for Winter Olympics

Summerland bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps continues to work for a spot at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Summerland bobsleigh athlete Justin Kripps continues to work for a spot at the 2014 Winter Olympics in Sochi, Russia.

Kripps is the captain of the Canada #3 bobsleigh team and is vying for Olympic qualification.

The team includes Tim Randall, James McNaughton and Graham Rinholm. This year, Kripps has also paired with Canadian Olympic sprinter Bryan Barnett in the two-man event.

Kripps, who competed in the 2010 Winter Olympics, teamed up with the Summerland Secondary School Athletics department to hold a fundraiser at the end of the summer.

Merchandise from Adidas, one of the bobsleigh team’s main sponsors, was offered for sale.

Other items included jackets, workout pants, snow pants, gloves, toques, shirts, caps and other items.

The sale was held in early September.

The Winter Olympics will be held in February.


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