Wednesday, February 28, 2007

Big weekend on Baldy for Monroe Cup, Basolo racers

Second-year J4s Stelling, Farrow grab twin victories


Connor Farrow, boys? winner of the Monroe Cup/Basolo Memorial last weekend on Baldy. Photo by Willy Cook

Second-year J4 alpine ski racers Amanda Stelling of the Hailey Ski Team and Connor Farrow of the Sun Valley Ski Team posted awesome wins at last weekend's Monroe Cup slalom and Lonnie Basolo Memorial giant slalom on Baldy.

In the 118-racer girls' class, Stelling was a 5.32-second winner in Saturday's two-run Monroe Cup slalom on Hemingway. She turned around Sunday and licked the GS gates for a 4.24-second win over Sun Valley J4 Teagen Palmer. Palmer was third Saturday.

Farrow was nearly as impressive in the 147-racer boys' field. He won Saturday's Cozy slalom by 1.70 seconds over J4 Blake Shott of Park City (Utah) and added a 1.79-second GS victory Sunday on Cozy over J4 Joseph Feldman of Snowbird.

Other weekend highlights included Sun Valley's Nicole Roos fifth place in the Basolo GS; a J5 slalom podium for third-place Josie Allison of Sun Valley; and J6 slalom victories for Sun Valley youngsters Abby Norton and Gabe Stone.

It was sunny Saturday and snowing on Sunday. There were 263 racers from Idaho, Wyoming and Utah including 92 from the race sponsors Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and Hailey Ski Team.

Here are class placings for the local kids in the Intermountain Division North/South Series J4 (ages 11-12), J5 (9-10) and J6 (7-8) event:

J4 girls: Amanda Stelling 1-SL/1-GS; Teagen Palmer 3-SL/2-GS; Nicole Roos 30-SL/5-GS; Morgan Jones 13-SL/24-GS; Telar McClure 14-SL/18-GS; Spencer Thomas 22-SL/36-GS; Marlow Mizer 26-GS; Sofia DeWolfe 33-SL/35-GS; Natalie Bunting 34-SL/40-GS; Corrine Smith 37-SL/44-GS; Amelia Fugate 38-SL/47-GS; Gina Rickling 40-SL/41-GS; Morgan Roudabush 43-SL/43-GS; Isobel Pollock 45-SL/49-GS; Frannie Sensenbrenner 46-GS; Katie Dumke 46-SL/50-GS; Emily Gillespie 49-SL/48-GS; Kaitlyn Black 56-SL; and Whitney Engelmann 54-GS.

J4 boys: Connor Farrow 1-SL/1-GS; Cole Caulkins 16-SL/14-GS; Ben Kanellitsas 14-SL/16-GS; Christopher Nalen 15-SL/21-GS; Zack Freeman 19-SL; Michael Weaver 26-SL; Adam Brown 27-GS; Benjamin Parker 44-SL/32-GS; Colin Waycott 34-SL/45-GS; Logan Shipley 37-SL/52-GS; Gray David 47-SL/54-GS; Reed Matthews 47-GS; Drew Punnett 48-GS; Taylor Adler 50-SL/53-GS; Ethan Kjesbo 51-SL/51-GS; Jake Flaherty 57-SL; Alexandre Bridgeman 58-SL; Rocket Stickney 59-SL/64-GS; and Corey Whitman 61-SL.

J5 girls: Josie Allison 3-SL/9-GS; Jordan Fitzgerald 4-SL/7-GS; Haley Cutler 4-GS; Megan Murphy 5-SL/6-GS; Ellie Punnett 8-SL/12-GS; Olivia Wentzell 15-SL/29-GS; Hannah Dies 17-SL/24-GS; Madison Milgard 19-GS; Alexandra Black 19-SL/26-GS; Moyo Tian 23-SL/36-GS; Lena Perenchio 24-SL/32-GS; Julia Vorsteveld 31-GS; Loni Unser 33-GS; Samantha Busby 25-SL/18-GS; Marie Hoopes 26-SL/40-GS; Alexa Szombathy 28-SL/37-GS; and Marcia Smith 32-SL/28-GS.

J5 boys: Tanner Josey 10-SL/7-GS; William Harder 11-SL; Dominic Calhoon 18-SL/17-GS; Jay Fitzgerald 20-SL/19-GS; Austin Savaria 20-GS; Jack Rizzo 29-SL/21-GS; Gavin Shipley 31-SL/14-GS; Griffin Curtis 35-SL; Finn Isaacson 36-SL/29-GS; George Kanellitsas 37-SL/37-GS; Eli Conrad 38-SL/40-GS; Thomas Gillespie 41-SL/43-GS; Sam Burns 44-SL/45-GS; River Curtis 45-SL/34-GS; Joseph Begovich 46-SL; Carter Miller 44-GS; and Luke Verst 47-SL/36-GS.

J6 girls: Abby Norton 1-SL/2-GS; Olivia Weisel 3-SL/3-GS; Lauren Cord 4-SL/7-GS; and Katelyn Rathfon 8-SL/5-GS.

J6 boys: Gabe Stone 1-SL; Kyle Maxwell 2-SL/2-GS; Wyatt Smith 4-SL/3-GS; Yuri McClure 5-SL/1-GS; Kristian DeWolfe 6-SL/10-GS; Lukas DeWolfe 7-SL/4-GS; Ben Weisel 8-SL/5-GS; Jamie Stone 7-GS; Will Snyder 9-SL; Sean Flaherty 10-SL; Dane Flaherty 11-SL; and River Whittier 14-SL/11-GS.




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