The Arrow is still on target. With the results for the 2001 downhill mountain bike season all tabulated it would appear that Kwanah Sioui Moar (featured on the cover of The Nation, Aug.24, 2001) is still true to form. The young Cree-Huron competitor from Wendake, Quebec, took top honours in Quebec this year. Moar, nicknamed the Arrow, notched a first-place finish in the Quebec Championship held June BO1″ at St-Mathieu. The Arrow also posted the best overall results in the Quebec Cup: three 1st place finishes and two 2nd place results gave him 1st place for the season.
Kwanah also managed to compile enough points to finish 2nd overall in the Canada Cup. The only disappointment in an otherwise stellar 2001 campaign came in the Canadian Championship held at Sun Peaks, B.C., August 4th, when Kwanah finished well off the podium due to mechanical problems. The future looks bright for the 17 year-old, who is currently enrolled in the sports-studies program in Bromont.
Currently, Kwanah is thinking about going independent and forming his own racing team for next season. Some mountain bike manufacturers like Intense, Shimano, Rock Sox, and Foe have already shown great interest. Kwanah also has contact with many riders who he hopes to include on his team. Funding and sponsorship are a constant worry for the ambitious Arrow, but he somehow manages to finish in the medals.