Wednesday, January 16, 2008

SG podiums for local kids at Jackson Hole

Open Series on Moran

The Intermountain Division's Open Series of alpine ski races for the J1-J3 classes (ages 13-19) resumed last Friday through Sunday with super giant slalom events on Moran run at Jackson Hole, Wyo.

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation J2 (ages 15-16) boys Colter Brehmer, Riley Berman and Bergen Palmer spent plenty of time on the podium—Palmer earning two bronze medals, Berman and Brehmer a second and a third apiece.

J1 (17-19) podium racers were Jordan Smith and Ali Maricich, while Nina Hirner of Sun Valley pulled down a first-day bronze medal among J2 women. Sierra Fox of the Hailey Ski Team posted a fourth-place J3 (13-14) finish Friday.

There were 102 men and 66 women in the 168-racer field mainly from Idaho, Utah and Wyoming. The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation, Soldier Mountain Racing and Hailey Ski Team sent 20 girls and 23 boys to the Open Series event.

Class placings by local racer:

J1 boys: Bo Brown 6-SG/7-SG/6-SG; and Jordan Smith 4-SG/5-SG/3-SG.

J1 girls: Ali Maricich 2-SG/1-SG/1-SG.

J2 boys: Bergen Palmer 3-SG/3-SG/7-SG; Colter Brehmer 4-SG/2-SG/3-SG; Riley Berman DSQ/3-SG/2-SG; Gregory Roos 8-SG/6-SG/20-SG; Willie Adicoff 11-SG/8-SG/5-SG; Tyler Davis 10-SG/13-SG/15-SG; Jake Freeman 12-SG/14-SG/10-SG; and Nick Bowen 19-SG/22-SG/21-SG.

J2 girls: Nina Hirner 3-SG/5-SG/5-SG; Madeleine duPont 6-SG/7-SG/8-SG; Delaney Willey 7-SG/DNF/7-SG; Karlee Stagg 8-SG/8-SG/9-SG; Camille Rodriguez-Parravicini 9-SG/DNF; and Hanna Curran 10-SG/9-SG/10-SG.

J3 boys: Dylan Carroll DNF/10-SG/11-SG; Tanner Dirstine 17-SG/28-SG/34-SG; Miles Sweek 18-SG/36-SG/19-SG; Hunter Weaver 22-SG/21-SG/27-SG; Tanner Farrow DSQ/DNF/5-SG; Tim Kanellitsas 28-SG/20-SG/21-SG; Connor Farrow 36-SG/29-SG/24-SG; Jordan Levin 37-SG/49-SG/51-SG; Gardner Cord 42-SG/45-SG/45-SG; Christopher Nalen 46-SG/44-SG/43-SG; Zack Freeman 54-SG/41-SG/60-SG; Colin Waycott 61-SG/56-SG/58-SG; and Alexandre Bridgeman 64-SG/59-SG/61-SG.

J3 girls: Sierra Fox 4-SG/DNF/11-SG; Teagen Palmer 8-SG/6-SG/7-SG; Amanda Stelling 10-SG/10-SG/15-SG; Emma Wilander 16-SG/DNF/23-SG; Natalie Vorsteveld 19-SG/16-SG/18-SG; Nicole Roos 27-SG/22-SG/29-SG; Camille Bourret 33-SG/33-SG/45-SG; Isobel Pollock 39-SG/36-SG/43-SG; Erin Murphy 41-SG/42-SG/47-SG; Corrine Smith 42-SG/35-SG/44-SG; Emily Gillespie 45-SG/43-SG/48-SG; Morgan Roudabush 50-SG/44-SG/50-SG; and Cate Fairley DNF/29-SG/23-SG.

Cranston Cup at Bogus Basin

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation 12-year-old Kipling Weisel earned an overall and J4 (ages 11-12) class victory Sunday on the final day of the 58th annual Cranston Cup North Series slaloms north of Boise.

Racing on Sourdough run at Bogus Basin, second-year J4 Weisel won the two-run slalom by over three seconds and led a strong group of SVSEF and Hailey Ski Team boys who took six of the top 10 places. Other podiums for the local kids were Yuri McClure second and third in J5 boys (ages 9-10).

There were 71 boys and 57 girls in the 128-racer field mainly from Idaho and Wyoming. The Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation and Hailey Ski Team sent 11 girls and 20 boys to the two-day North Series event.

Class placings by local racer:

J3 boys: Drew Punnett DNF/DNF.

J4 boys: Kipling Weisel DNF/1-SL; Cole Caulkins 5-SL/6-SL; Gus Conrad 7-SL/13-SL; Ben Kanellitsas 8-SL/DNF; Tanner Josey 13-SL/5-SL; Reed Matthews 16-SL/10-SL; William Harder DSQ/4-SL; Adam Brown DSQ/7-SL; Michael Weaver DNF/12-SL; Grey David 23-SL/21-SL; Logan Shipley 21-SL/23-SL; Finn Isaacson 24-SL/26-SL; Ethan Kjesbo 27-SL/32-SL; Taylor Adler 31-SL/31-SL; Andrew Fairley 29-SL/34-SL; Lane Coulthard DNF/40-SL; and KJ Savaria DNF/DNF.

J4 girls: Telar McClure DSQ/6-SL; Marlow Mizer 4-SL/DNF; Jordan Fitzgerald 5-SL/9-SL; Sofia DeWolfe 7-SL/DNF; Ellie Punnett 8-SL/13-SL; Natalie Bunting 9-SL/10-SL; Lena Perenchio 11-SL/15-SL; Gina Rickling DNF/11-SL; Spencer Thomas DSQ/12-SL; and Marcia Smith 15-SL/18-SL.

J5 boys: Yuri McClure 3-SL/2-SL; Kristian DeWolfe 7-SL; and Lukas DeWolfe 9-SL.

J5 girls: Olivia Weisel 4-SL/7-SL.

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