Dreyer tops IMD Masters at
Ketchumís Bob Dreyer won the
combined title in Menís Class 7 (ages 55-59) during the 2004 Skierís
Edge U.S. Ski and Snowboard Association Alpine Masters National
Championships March 24-27 in Colorado.
Dreyer won gold medals in giant
slalom and super giant slalom plus a silver medal in slalom to emerge as
the leading Intermountain Division racer out of 47 IMD entrants in the
four-day national finals at Aspen Highlands and Buttermilk Mountain.
He started off with a .56-second
giant slalom victory over Pepe Neubauer March 24, then outsprinted
runner-up Neubauer by 1.05 seconds in the March 25 super giant slalom
and placed second to Neubauer in the slalom finale staged March 27.
Dreyerís three golds for the week
werenít the only medal-winning efforts for Sun Valley Masters racers and
Sun Valley Ski Club competitors at Aspen.
Virginia Reed swept three golds in
Womenís Class 10 (70-74), winning SG, SL and combined. Cliff Cunha
captured the slalom gold in Menís Class 6 (50-54). Rosemary Moschel also
grabbed the slalom gold in Womenís Class 7 (55-59).
In the always-tight Womenís Class
8 (60-64), Glenn McConkey and Nancy Auseklis went 1-2 in combinedówith
McConkey winning SG and Auseklis on top in SL. Slalom silver medalist
Anna Droege would have challenged in combined, too, if not for a DQ in
super giant slalom.
Carl Fullman won the SG and GS
races in Menís Class 9 (65-69). Only a DNF in slalom prevented him from
claiming another combined gold. And Craig Norton captured the SG gold
medal in Menís Class 1 (21-29).
Downhill was canceled, but 264
competitors enjoyed a good week of racing at Aspen. Winning the
Divisionsí Cup was Far West ahead of Pacific Northwest, with
Intermountain settling for third place of nine teams.
Hereís a rundown of the national
placings for some of the local racers:
Menís Class 12 (80-84):
John Droege 5-SG, 4-SL, 3-GS, 4-combined.
Womenís Class 10 (70-74):
Virginia Reed 1-SG, 1-SL, 1-combined.
Menís Class 10 (70-74):
Drury Cooper 11-SG, 6-SL, 7-GS, 6-combined.
Menís Class 9 (65-69): Ned
Dolan 5-SG; Carl Fullman 1-SG, 1-GS.
Womenís Class 8 (60-64):
Glenn McConkey 1-SG, 3-SL, 1-combined; Nancy Auseklis 2-SG, 1-SL,
2-combined; Anna Droege 2-SL.
Menís Class 8 (60-64):
Steve Slivinski 13-SG, 11-SL, 15-GS, 8-combined; Edgar Fenwick 2-SG,
Menís Class 7 (55-59): Bob
Dreyer 1-GS, 1-SG, 2-SL, 1-combined; Bob Sarchett 10-GS, 9-SG, 5-SL,
5-combined; Royal McClure 4-GS, 6-SG.
Womenís Class 7 (55-59):
Rosemary Moschel 6-SG, 1-SL, 4-combined; Kim Verde 5-SG, 5-SL,
Menís Class 6 (50-54):
Cliff Cunha 2-GS, 1-SL.
Womenís Class 6 (50-54):
Jan Rosenquist 6-SG, 6-SL, 6-combined.
Menís Class 5 (45-49): Bob
Skinner 3-GS, 2-SG, 1-SL, 1-combined; Bill Skinner 4-GS, 1-SG, 2-SL,
2-combined; Mark Masur 11-GS, 16-SG.
Womenís Class 2 (30-34):
Dasha Kadulova 4-SL.
Menís Class 1 (21-29):
Craig Norton 1-SG.