Six podiums at JOs,
For Sun Valley,
Sun Valley and Hailey alpine skiers spent last week competing in three
separate season-ending Western Region competitions.
did very well, racking up six podium finishes including one victory and
three silver medals.
J1-J2 Olympics at
University’s Hailey Duke of Hailey won the silver medal in Saturday’s
J1/J2 slalom at the Chevy Truck USSA Western J1/J2 Olympics in Mt.
Jason Eder won the downhill silver medal Thursday, just .81 seconds off
the winning pace. And Sun Valley’s Sean Higgins clocked the best
second-run time to place second in Saturday’s slalom.
99 men and 64 women at the regional meet. Here is a week’s summary of
placings for the locals:
Laura Durkheimer 5-GS, 18-SG, 24-DH, DNF-SL; Jessica Hamilton 16-SG,
36-DH, 11-SL; and Hailey Duke 10-GS, 25-SG, 26-DH, 2-SL.
Sean Higgins DNF-GS, 28-DH, 34-SG, 2-SL; Wes Powell 2-GS, 8-DH,
69-SG, DNF-SL; Zachary Brown 3-GS, 16-DH, 4-SG, 10-SL; Jason Eder 23-GS,
2-DH, 35-SG, 8-SL; Marcus Acker 42-GS, 67-DH, 23-SG, DSQ-SL; and Luke
Speer 55-GS, 56-DH, 53-SG, DNF-SL.
Dixon Mooseau posted the best result with a bronze medal in Saturday’s
men’s slalom during the Chevy Truck USSA Western J3 Olympics/J4 Festival
at Mt. Hood Meadows, Ore.
100 men and 70 women competing. Here is a week’s summary of placings for
Lauren Eder 12-SG, 18-GS, 14-SL; Cassidy Doucette 13-SG, 24-GS, DNF-SL;
Laura Speck 46-SG, 47-GS, DSQ-SL; and Lauren Parsons 21-SG, 36-GS, 21-SL.
Dixon Mooseau 4-SG, 3-GS, DNF-SL; Kristian Timmons 22-SG, 12-GS,
13-SL; Willi Cannell 55-SG, 17-GS, 49-SL; Taylor Stoecklein 49-SG, 48-GS,
28-SL; Miles Fink-Debray 77-SG, 8-GS, 42-SL; Dewey Moss DNF-SG, 7-GS,
27-SL; John D. Anderson 30-SG, 45-GS, 34-SL; and Luke Chaney 26-SG, 28-GS,
In the J4
Festival, Sun Valley’s Shanny Cohen won the slalom silver medal
Saturday. Other J4 placings: Shanny Cohen 5-SG, 4-GS, 3-Combined. Also:
Tristan Brown 12-SG, 8-GS, 5-SL; and Barrett Cincotta 9-SG, 6-GS, DSQ-SL.
Western Tech finals
Valley Ski Team racers competed at the Western Region FIS Technical
Championships March 21-24 at Sugar Bowl Ski Resort, Ca.
of course, was Charlotte Gourlay’s .40-second victory in Thursday’s
women’s giant slalom. She was fourth in giant slalom. Sage Pressman
placed fourth in slalom.
72 men and 53 women competing. Here is a week’s summary of placings for
Charlotte Gourlay 1-GS, 4-GS, 18-SL, 11-SL; Sage Pressman 11-GS,
18-GS, 4-SL, DNF-SL; Amy Alexander 27-GS, 19-GS, 6-SL, DNF-SL; and Abby
Dubois 19-GS, 30-GS, 30-SL, DSQ-SL.
Slater Storey 12-GS, 16-GS, 27-SL, 30-SL; Matt Job 19-GS, 19-GS, DNF-SL,
37-SL; Ash Higgins 28-GS, 24-SL, DSQ-SL; and Cameron Minor 21-GS, 27-GS,