At season-ending banquets
As the ski season came to a close, the Sun
Valley Ski Education Foundation honored members of its various teams over the
Be sure to check today’s Local Life
section for photos of Hobson Memorial winners.
The SVSEF alpine team feted many of its
athletes at River Run Lodge last Tuesday.
The Engl Award was given to A-team racers
Sean Higgins and Charlotte Gourlay, B-team racers Corey Bellinger and Lauren
Eder, and Tanner Flanigan and Karlee Stagg on the C-Travel team.
Leif Odmark recipients were Zac Brown and
Amy Alexander (A-team), Kristian Timmons and Lauren Parsons (B-team), and Chase
Caulkins and Gretchen Heath (C-team).
Hard work paid off for Most Improved
honorees Zac Brown, Tracy Chubb, Taylor Stoecklein, Katie Rothgeb, Nick Carnes
and McKeanna Collins.
Voted "Most Valuable" were Wes Powell and
Tracy Chubb, Willi Cannell and Charlie Baser, Travis Stone and Ali Maricich.
Honored by their teammates as "Most
Inspirational" were Zac Brown, Tracy Chubb, Corey Bellinger, Charlie Baser,
Chase Caulkins and Ali Maricich.
The Sun Valley Freestyle Team took over
Rico’s Pizza and Pasta last Thursday.
Coach John Zuck extended a huge thank-you
to Ron Von Hagen, Cathy and Lee Fieguth and all the parents who supported the
program throughout the season.
Ross Falcone was singled out for pulling
off the first ten-eighty ever done by an athlete on the freestyle team.
The "Stepping It Up" award went to Kate
Zuck, Katie Fieguth, Sophia Schwartz and Kylie Douglas for learning how to do a
three-sixty on the mogul course.
Douglas was also named Most Inspirational.
Collin Collins and Corey Warren qualifying
for Junior Nationals was named "Biggest Surprise."
Marc Coury, Kali Phillips and Sierra Brand
were awarded Most Improved.
Outstanding Achievement went to Nic
Britt Van Paepeghem, Austen Moses, Aunika
Phillips, Trevor Brand and Nathan Moses were given the Coaches Award.
Austin Bourret was given the Most
Questions Ever Asked award. Giving Back the Coaches Line award went Lauren
Members of the snowboard team know how to
have a good time. They took over the Ketchum American Legion Hall Saturday to do
Head coach Andy Gilbert said, "It was a
good way to wrap up the season. Everybody was stoked." About 100 people attended
the awards fete.
The four "Dark Horse," awards given for
surprising results went to:
Bobby Flanigan (32nd in the halfpipe at
nationals); Tami Harrison (four 2nds in the pipe); Austen Butler (the Hullabaloo
winner at Rotarun); and Ryan McCarthy (for making it into the heats in
boardercross at nationals).
Spencer Cordovano won Most Valuable Player
for excellence in competition, training and attitude.
The prestigious Platinum Egg Beater awards
were given to Yancy Caldwell and David Kunz, who had spectacular crashes on the
Junior Gold Team recipients were Liz
Shanklin, Yancy Caldwell and David Kunz, who will attend summer camps.