Wednesday, March 23, 2005

Young skaters display skills at Jackson Hole

Invitational meet attracts 200-plus skaters

Sun Valley Figure Skating Club skaters enjoyed the Jackson Hole Invitational. Pictured here, top row, are Telar McClure, Kelly Lotz, Taylor Figge, Juliana Lamb, Nicole Pratt and Alexandra Harten. In the bottom row are Hannah Dies and Devon Sherrerd. Not pictured are Ali Butler, Kayla Carrigan, Katherine Dwyer, Lauren Farr, Clare King and Kenny Pratt. Courtesy photo

Fourteen Sun Valley Figure Skating Club members showed the results of their training March 10-13 during a big invitational meet in Wyoming.

Bringing out over 200 skaters from 10 states to Snow King Center, the 11th annual Jackson Hole Invitational offered competition in 110 classes.

Sun Valley skaters captured seven first places, six seconds and 10 thirds.

Coaches Holly Wheelers and Darlin Baker accompanied the young skaters.

Baker said, "These hard-working athletes exemplify the spirit of the sport. Even when they have to compete against each other, they applaud their teammates with all their hearts, they congratulate each other in victory and they console each other in disappointment. We are so proud of these remarkable kids.

Taking first places were Alexandra Harten (twice), Lauren Farr, Julianna Lamb, Taylor Figge, Kenny Pratt and Telar McClure. Darlin's Darlins were fourth and sixth in Preliminary Team Compulsory Moves.

SVFSC kids passing tests at Jackson during the four-day meet were Ali Butler (Junior Freestyle), Lauren Farr (Junior Freestyle and Novice Freestyle) and Alexandra Harten (Pre-Preliminary Moves in the Field).

Here are placings, for each skater:

Ali Butler: 5—Junior Ladies Short Program.

Kayla Carrigan: 3—Junior/Senior Artistic.

Cameron Clutter: 2—Beginning Tots Compulsory Moves.

Hannah Dies: 2—Non-Test Girls Showcase Group D. 6—Non-Test Girls Free Skate Group B.

Katherine Dwyer: 3—Non-Test Compulsory Moves Group B; and Non-Test Girls Free Skate Group D. 4—Non-Test Interpretive Group C.

Lauren Farr: 1—Intermediate Artistic.

Taylor Figge: 1—Pre-Preliminary Showcase Group A. 4—Pre-Preliminary Artistic Group A. 6—Pre-Preliminary Girls Free Skate Group B.

Alexandra Harten: 1—Advanced Learn to Skate Girls Free Skating Group A; and Non-Test Interpretive Group A. 2—Non-Test Girls Showcase Group B.

Clare King: 3—Intermediate Artistic.

Julianna Lamb: 1—Pre-Juvenile/Juvenile Showcase. 3—Juvenile Girls Compulsory Moves; and Juvenile Interpretive. 8—Juvenile Girls Free Skate.

Kelly Lotz: 3—Advanced Learn to Skate Girls' Free Skating Group A. 7—Non-Test Interpretive Group B.

Telar McClure: 1—Non-Test Girls Showcase Group D. 2—Non-Test Artistic Group D. 3—Non-Test Girls Free Skate Group B; and Non-Test Interpretive Group C.

Kenny Pratt: 1—Non-Test Boys Showcase.

Nicole Pratt: 2—Preliminary Artistic Group A; and Preliminary Girls Free Skate Group A. 3—Preliminary Interpretive. 4—Preliminary Showcase.

Devon Sherrerd: 4—Pre-Preliminary Interpretive Group A. 5—Pre-Preliminary Artistic Group A; Pre-Preliminary Showcase Group A; and Pre-Preliminary Girls Free Skate Group A.

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