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Newsflash! Elimination Round results

Travis Nagata Sebastian Marko/Crashed Ice Newsroom

A total of 33 Canadians, including more than a dozen rookies, advanced to the 64-man finals of the ice cross downhill race in Quebec City with a truly awe-inspiring display of local skating talent. Many hard-charging Canadians upset several seeded international athletes in Friday’s Elimination Round.

World championship leader Kyle Croxall, of Canada, cruised to an easy victory in his four-man heat as the Canadians gave a big home crowd plenty to cheer about as they knocked out many top-seeded international racers. Finland’s Arttu Pihlainen, second to Croxall, kept the pressure on with a comfortable victory in his heat.

Not only did all 11 of Canada’s seeded international athletes advance to Saturday’s finals but so did 22 rookies, who first made it through a gruelling qualifying process in which 10,000 athletes had applied. The Canadians knocked out prominent seeded internationals Tigh Isaac (USA), Akira Saruwatari (JPN), Michal Prochazka (CZE), and Cameron Naasz (USA).

Download the full timed results from Friday's International Shoot Out and Women's Shoot Out


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