Cordeau claims silver
in dual moguls
At Junior Olympics
Sun Valley Freestyle Team racer
Shane Cordeau of Ketchum carried home a silver medal in dual moguls
March 20 at the conclusion of the 2004 Chevy Truck Junior Olympic
Freestyle Championships at Silver Mountain.
Wood River High School junior
Cordeau, 17, son of pro mogul racers Joey Cordeau and Barb Cordeau of
Ketchum, earned a score of 9.80 to finish behind dual moguls winner
David Digravio on the final day of the five-day competition on the
northern Idaho ski slope.
Coach John Zuck said about the
concentration needed by dual mogul racers, "It was a really steep
course, very challenging. In duals you ski against the course and
against someone beside you."
In the March 19 moguls
competition, former Sun Valley racer Kylie Douglas, 17, of Steamboat
Springs, Colo. also captured a silver medal and won the F1 class.
Producing consistent results for
Sun Valley at Silver Mountain was Sophia Schwartz. She was 10th in
halfpipe, earning the bronze in her F3 class, and also picked up a F3
bronze with a 10th place in Big Air.
Schwartz was 32nd in moguls, 8th
in aerials and finished up her week tied for 33rd in dual moguls. The
only other top-10 finish for Sun Valley was posted by Collin Collins,
who took 6th place in halfpipe March 16.
On Sunday, five Sun Valley
competitors—Shane Cordeau, Christine Cordeau, Nic Hanscom, Katie Fieguth
and Britt VanPaepeghem—finished mogul racing at the U.S. Freestyle
Nationals in Heavenly Valley, Ca. Hanscom finished 23th in single moguls
and Fieguth 28th, while both Cordeaus and Hanscom made the cut in duals.
Eight Sun Valley competitors made
the Junior Olympics trip. Results by race follow:
March 16, women’s halfpipe:
10—Sophia Schwartz (3-F3). 20—Katie Fieguth (7-F3). Men’s HP:
6—Collin Collins (6-M1). 18—Ross Falcone (6-M2). 24—Kurtis Fieguth
March 17, women’s Big Air:
10—Sophia Schwartz (3-F3). Men’s Big Air: 19—Collins Collins
March 19, women’s moguls:
2—Kylie Douglas (1-F1). 32—Sophia Schwartz (10-F3). 38—Britt
VanPaepeghem (11-F1). 43—Katie Fieguth (15-F3).
March 19, men’s moguls:
18—Shane Cordeau (11-M1). 34—Reed Boeger (15-M2). 35—Kurtis Fieguth
(16-M2). 55—Collin Collins (26-M1).
March 20, aerials: 8—Sophia
March 20, women’s dual moguls:
17—Kylie Douglas and Katie Fieguth. 33—Britt VanPaepeghem and Sophia
March 20, men’s dual moguls:
2—Shane Cordeau. 17—Reed Boeger and Kurtis Fieguth. 33—Collin Collins.