Snow Cup brings
167 to Snowbird
tech races, too
The presence of U.S. Ski Team racers and
top collegians made for some good FIS points for junior racers at the 60th
annual Snowbird Snow Cup March 29-30 at Snowbird, Utah.
U.S. national teamers Resi Stiegler, 17,
of Wilson, Wyo. and Jake Zamansky, 21, of Carbondale, Colo. won back-to-back
giant slaloms in the 167-racer field—Stiegler by 3.7 and 2.5 seconds, and
Zamansky by 1.5 and .20 seconds.
Sun Valley Ski Team J2 (ages 15-16) racer
Lauren Parsons, 15, had a pair of excellent results. She was 10th overall of 62
two-run women Saturday and 13th Sunday—cracking the top ten of her age class in
In a quality field of 102 men, Sun
Valley’s J2 Slater Storey collected a pair of sixth-place class finishes by
placing 18th and 20th overall.
There were 105 men and 62 women competing.
They ranged from the U.S. Ski Team members to collegiate alpine skiers and
talented juniors from Idaho, Wyoming and Utah.
The following are top weekend GS placings
for the 23 Sun Valley and Hailey ski teamers at Snowbird:
J1 women: 3—Abby Dubois.
J2 men: 6—Slater Storey. 7—Dewey
Moss. 8—Willi Cannell and Hunter Storey. 12—Kristian Timmons.
J2 women: 4—Lauren Parsons. 6—Amy
Alexander. 7—Charlotte Gourlay. 18—Charlie Baser.
J3 men: 9—John D. Anderson. 10—Soren
Ireland. 11—Corey Bellinger. 12—Tyler Chandler and John David Davidson. 19—Ben
Luck. 24—Axel Peterson. 31—Michael Greer. 36—Derek Blash.
J3 women: 8—Calley Brown. 10—Lauren
Eder. 12—Katie Rothgeb. 16—Amanda Alexander. 17—Kate Sawicz. 20—Tess Dahlgren.
At Sugar Bowl
Several of last weekend’s Snow Cup racers
from Sun Valley spent four days competing in the Western Tech Championships
March 20-23 at Sugar Bowl in California.
Sun Valley’s Sage Pressman had a
particularly good race series, placing fourth in giant slalom, and fifth and
third in women’s slalom. Jason Eder of Hailey, who attends school in Utah, was
fifth in GS, 9th and 6th SL.
Here are some of the other best-of-series
finishes for the local skiers who took part in the 112-racer field:
Women: Amy Alexander 6-SL; Abby
Dubois 8-GS; Lauren Parsons 13-GS; and Danielle Maniere 22-SL.
Men: Ash Higgins 12-SL; Cameron
Minor 17-SL; Hunter Storey 21-SL; and Bryce Newcomb 35-GS.