India Sherret (right) celebrates a third place performance at the 2017 Toyota U.S. Skicross Grand Prix in Solitude

India Sherret (right) celebrates a third place performance at the 2017 Toyota U.S. Skicross Grand Prix in Solitude

Cranbrook freeskier India Sherret wins bronze at U.S. Grand Prix

Local ski cross athlete places third as Canada sweeps podium in Utah, heads to Europe for more competition.

Cranbrook ski cross athlete India Sherret made a huge statement in her return to competitive racing last Friday by winning a bronze medal at the 2017 Toyota U.S. Skicross Grand Prix in Solitude, Utah.

Sherret, who won a gold medal for Canada at the 2015 FIS Freestyle World Junior Championship Ski Cross before taking the 2016 season off due to health concerns, is a product of the Kimberley Alpine Team and a member of Canada Ski Cross National Team.

At the Grand Prix, Sherret placed behind fellow Canadian teammates Marielle Thompson, who picked up 450 race points for gold, and Brittany Phelan, who earned 360 points for silver.

Sherret had 270 points and as a 1996-born skier was the youngest of the three Canadians on the podium.

The Cranbrook superstar skier has since travelled to Europe where she will be competing in a month of Europa Cup racing. She is currently in Zurich, Switzerland and will be working her way towards her first World Cup race at the beginning of February in Feldberg, Germany.