Congrats to our 2016 Special Award Winners:
Des Duncan Award (volunteer appreciation): Jeremy Simmons of Skagway, the “scotch man” in the kilts at our Aid Station and a dedicated volunteer.
Father Mouchet Award (most inspirational skier): Former Skagway resident Marcel Jolley and family of Camas, Wash. who come back the the Buckwheat every year.
Best Costume Award: Curtis Brock of Spruce Grove, Alberta, whose Wookie costume was the biggest and certainly the furriest of a great number of costumes for our “Ski Wars: May the Wax Be with You” theme . Kudos also to all the Darth Vader, Princess Leas, Queens, Droids, Storm Troopers, and Ewoks! Curtis wins the package of a weekend at the Upper Dewey Lake cabin courtesy of the Skagway Rec. Center, with helicopter shuttle from Temsco and catering by Packer Expeditions.
Miss Buckwheat 2016: Anika Thole, one-year-old daughter of race volunteers Cory and Mary Thole, received her crown and sash and a special blanket donated by Skagway seamstress Jean Worley
LCSS Member Drawing Top Prize: Set of Atomic skis donated by the Mountain Shop: Natalka Luciuk of Whitehorse. Cristi Herren of Juneau and Scott Logan of Skagway also were awarded free entries for next year’s race.
Congrats to our 2015 Special Award Winners:
Des Duncan Award (volunteer appreciation): Paul Reichert of Skagway, who leads our aid station crew year after year
Father Mouchet Award (most inspirational skier): The kids from Team Quebec!
Best Costume Award: Jill Delaney, whose Three-Eyed Raven costume was the most creative amongst a great number of costumes for our “Winter is Coming, John Snow” theme . Kudos also to Dany the dragon lady and her entourage, and all the other dragon skiers. It was magical.
Miss Buckwheat 2015: Emerlee Jared, the first daughter of a Miss Buckwheat, Kaitlyn Surdyk, who was proposed to by Colten Jared the same night right after the crowning of their daughter.
LCSS Member Drawing Top Prize: Set of Atomic skis donated by the Mountain Shop: John Briner.
Des Duncan Award (volunteer appreciation): Matt O’Boyle who was an exemplary trail crew member this year.
Father Mouchet Award (most inspirational skier): Joel Luet, who assisted trail crew setting track till 9 p.m. the night before the race and then skied 25K on race day.
Best Costume Award: Sunshine Giesbrecht, whose “Rocket Girl” costume was the most creative of the bunch. Kudos also to the Polar Bear and the Clown Girl. All can be seen in Andrew Cremata’s photo album on our Facebook page.
Miss Buckwheat 2014: Klover Cinocco of Skagway.
Drawing Winners: LCSS Member Drawing for set of Atomic skis donated by the Mountain Shop: Meagan Deuwng; 50/50 for our Warming Hut Fund: Sean Layton pocketed $610.
Congrats to Des Duncan Award recipient Katherine Nelson of the Skagway Rec. Center, and to our four-month old Miss Buckwheat 2013, Isabella Plant of Whitehorse!
Des Duncan Award for Volunteer Service and Sportsmanship: Mike Konsler, Skagway. Miss Buckwheat 2012: Mina Yee, Skagway.
For past BSC results from visit The Skagway News or Whitehorse Star archives. We will try to set up a History page in the future.