Wednesday, January 23, 2008

A masterful weekend on Baldy

For Formula Sports Skoch Cup racing


By JEFF CORDES
Express Staff Writer

What a great weekend of Formula Sports Skoch Cup alpine ski racing on Baldy. Showing the good spirit of the weekend are competitors, from left, Ben Harwell, Amy Lanzel of Park City, Linda Wagner, Jim Tallackson, Nancy Dreyer and Georgina Suttor.

Many of the Intermountain Division's top Masters alpine ski racers converged on Baldy last weekend for the 11th annual Sun Valley Ski Club Skoch Cup, sponsored by Formula Sports of Ketchum.

Proving themselves as the top male and female competitors of the three-day racing series were Hailey's John Campbell, 45, and Dana Alexandrescu, 31, of Park City, Utah.

There were 82 racers.

Campbell (1:01.57) finished a close second to longtime Ketchum racer Matt Luhn (1:01.29) in Friday's super giant slalom on Baldy's Hemingway, Cozy and Greyhawk ski runs.

Then, on Saturday, Campbell captured the giant slalom by .25 seconds over Toby Chapman. Campbell added the overall slalom victory Sunday on the Cozy course, by .36 seconds over Ryan Leach.

Alexandrescu, originally from Romania, came to the U.S. at the age of 17 and walked on as an alpine skier for the University of Denver. The Jans Cup Masters race winner from 2005-07, she is the reigning national Masters slalom queen.

She was right up with the men in the weekend technical races, placing 11th overall and first among the women in Saturday's Hemingway-Cozy-Greyhawk giant slalom and a heady seventh overall in Sunday's slalom finale.

The top women in Friday's SG were Glenn McConkey, Amy Lanzel and Joanne Zwingenberg. And Bob Sarchett clocked the fastest time among the men on the C/D super giant slalom course Friday.

Next for the local Masters skiers is the Jans Cup Loritz Cup Classic three-day event Jan. 25-27 at Park City Mountain Resort, Utah. Super giant slalom is Friday at 11 a.m. on Payday, with GS Saturday at 10 a.m. on CB's Run and SL Sunday at 10 a.m. on Picabo's Run.

Here are Skoch Cup results by race from last weekend, first showing the top overall finishers and then the class results:

SUPER GIANT SLALOM

Friday, Jan. 18 on Hemingway/Cozy/Greyhawk, 33 gates, course setter Scott Curtis)

First page top 15, A/B: 1—Matt Luhn 1:01.29. 2—John Campbell 1:01.57. 3—Toby Chapman 1:02.70. 4—Michael Falk 1:04.32. 5—Ken Dreyer 1:04.34. 6—Victor Roy 1:04.35. 7—Michael Gowe 1:04.94. 8—John Summers 1:06.15. 9—Cliff Cunha 1:06.42. 10—Robert Cravens 1:06.44. 11—Brad Chilton 1:07.04. 12—Don Sears 1:07.23. 13—Alan Rickers 1:07.41. 14—Keith Rounke 1:07.99. 15—Dana Mackenzie 1:08.34.

16—Dave Kornish 1:09.03. 17—Latner Straley 1:09.18. 18—Greg Knutson 1:09.29. 19—Brian Cohen 1:09.72. 20—Tommy Richardson 1:10.31. 21—Ken Bailey 1:11.76. 22—William Vernon 1:12.56. 23—John Reagle 1:12.69. 24—John McCutcheon 1:13.48. 25—Jackson Allred 1:17.53. DSQ—James Ragan (26 racers A/B, 43 racers C/D).

Class 12 (ages 80-84) men: DSQ—Ralph Roylance.

Class 11 (75-79) women: 1—Virginia Reed 1:23.97.

Class 11 men: 1—Gaetano Demattei 1:07.91. 2—Robert Tengdin 1:13.53. 3—Drury Cooper 1:15.15. DSQ—Al Auseklis.

Class 10 (70-74) men: 1—Carl Fullman 1:03.15. 2—Fran Noel 1:06.62. 3—Ben Harwell 1:11.65. 4—Carl Pomey 1:13.84. 5—Robert Butler 1:15.10.

Class 9 (65-69) women: 1—Glenn McConkey 1:01.03. 2—Anna Droege 1:03.06. 3—Nancy Auseklis 1:03.58.

Class 9 men: 1—Keith Thompson 1:01.90. 2—Steve Slivinski 1:03.49. 3—Charles Vulliet 1:29.43. DSQ—Ned Lumpkin.

Class 8 (60-64) women: 1—Rosemary Moschel 1:07.37. 2—Randi Dubois 1:11.29. 3—Meri Stratton 1:16.02.

Class 8 men: 1—Bob Sarchett 57.88. 2—Ed Fenwick 58.26. 3—Rauli Karjalainen 59.20. 4—Tom Melhuse 59.24. 5—Jim Ruscitto 1:01.71. 6—Jeff Sogard 1:02.13. 7—John Milne 1:04.80. 8—Steve Osguthorpe 1:08.60. 9—Yves Desgouttes 1:11.28. 10—Robert Reithner 1:19.82.

Class 7 (55-59) women: 1—Linda Wagner 1:07.55. DSQ—Pamela Sheeler.

Class 6 (50-54) women: 1—Nancy Dreyer 1:06.60. 2—Chris Able 1:10.10. 3—Debra Mackenzie 1:10.32. 4—Heidi Flood 1:21.94.

Class 5 (45-49) women: 1—Amy Lanzel 1:02.04. 2—Joanne Zwingenberg 1:02.30. 3—Sally Tauber 1:08.02.

Class 3 (35-39) women: 1—Alex Kuczynski 1:09.71.

Class 1 (21-29) women: 1—Kath Suttor 1:02.73. 2—Kelli Kipling 1:04.95.

GIANT SLALOM

Saturday, Jan. 19 on Hemingway/Cozy/Greyhawk, 32 gates, course setter Pat Savaria)

First page top 15: 1—John Campbell 1:42.47. 2—Toby Chapman 1:42.72. 3—Ryan Leach 1:44.25. 4—Victor Roy 1:48.09. 5—Michael Gowe 1:48.20. 6—Bill Skinner 1:48.61. 7—Cliff Cunha 1:48.79. 8—Robert Cravens 1:50.02. 9—John Summers 1:50.14. 10—Paul Shimchick 1:50.20. 11—Dana Alexandrescu 1:51.17. 12—Bob Sarchett 1:51.95. 13—Thomas Kronthaler 1:52.12. 14—Ed Fenwick 1:52.27. 15—Tom Melhuse 1:52.92 (82 racers start, 74 finish).

Class 12 (ages 80-84) men: DNF—Ralph Roylance.

Class 11 (75-79) women: 1—Virginia Reed 2:38.99.

Class 11 men: 1—Al Auseklis 2:03.76. 2—Gaetano Demattei 2:10.27. 3—Jim Tallackson 2:12.30. 4—Robert Tengdin 2:17.75. 5—Drury Cooper 2:21.27.

Class 10 (70-74) women: 1—Joanne Davis 2:34.62.

Class 10 men: 1—Carl Fullman 2:04.64. 2—Fran Noel 2:10.51. 3—Ben Harwell 2:16.11. 4—Robert Butler 2:22.53. 5—Carl Pomey 2:24.12.

Class 9 (65-69) women: 1—Nancy Auseklis 2:00.63. 2—Glenn McConkey 2:01.73. 3—Anna Droege 2:03.81. 4—Jan Swift 2:12.63.

Class 9 men: 1—Steve Slivinski 2:04.48. 2—Ned Lumpkin 2:17.84. 3—Charles Vulliet 2:53.26. 4—Herb Meyr 2:53.76. DNF—Keith Thompson and Fred Beguin.

Class 8 (60-64) women: 1—Randi Dubois 2:08.28. 2—Rosemary Moschel 2:10.07. 3—Georgina Suttor 2:26.45. 4—Meri Stratton 2:33.17.

Class 8 men: 1—Bob Sarchett 1:51.95. 2—Tom Melhuse 1:52.92. 3—Royal McClure 1:57.76. 4—Gary Randall 1:59.94. 5—Rauli Karjalainen 2:00.73. 6—Jim Ruscitto 2:01.34. 7—Yves Desgouttes 2:08.90. 8—Steve Osguthorpe 2:24.64. 9—John Milne 2:27.72. 10—Robert Reithner 2:40.15.

Class 7 (55-59) women: 1—Linda Wagner 2:17.37. 2—Pamela Sheeler 2:26.92. 3—Wina Sturgeon 2:35.13.

Class 7 men: 1—Thomas Kronthaler 1:52.12. 2—James Ragan 1:53.93. 3—Bill Vernon 2:06.32. 4—Jackson Allred 2:12.56. 5—Will Jamison 2:14.56. 6—Michael Jones 2:29.22.

Class 6 (50-54) women: 1—Sally Martin 2:05.16. 2—Nancy Dreyer 2:05.41. 3—Chris Able 2:14.96. 4—Debra Mackenzie 2:15.51.

Class 6 men: 1—Ion Teska 1:59.19. 2—Dave Kornish 1:59.36. DNF—Don Sears, Joe Congdon and Dana Mackenzie. DSQ—Ken Dreyer.

Men's SS: 1—John Campbell 1:42.47. 2—Toby Chapman 1:42.72. 3—Ryan Leach 1:44.25. 4—Victor Roy 1:48.09. 5—Michael Gowe 1:48.20. 6—Bill Skinner 1:48.61. 7—Cliff Cunha 1:48.79. 8—Robert Cravens 1:50.02. 9—John Summers 1:50.14. 10—Ed Fenwick 1:52.27.

Class 5 (45-49) women: 1—Amy Lanzel 2:01.71. 2—Sally Tauber 2:14.78.

Class 5 men: 1—Brad Chilton 1:54.02. 2—Bill Canihan 1:56.62. 3—Brian Frost 1:57.74. 4—Latner Straley 2:00.91. 5—John McCutcheon 2:08.85. 6—Paul Shimchick 1:50.20. 7—Alan Rickers1:56.92. DNF—Tommy Richardson.

Class 4 (40-44) men: 1—Peter Strazdins 2:02.08.

Class 2 (30-34) women: 1—Dana Alexandrescu 1:51.17. 2—Kristi Lee 2:11.85.

Class 2 men: 1—Sam Lee 2:02.99.

Class 1 (21-29) women: 1—Kelli Kipling 2:06.67.

Class 1 men: 1—Brian Cohen 1:55.58.

SLALOM

Sunday, Jan. 20 on Cozy, 38 gates, course setter Bob Sarchett)

First page top 15: 1—John Campbell 1:20.00. 2—Ryan Leach 1:20.36. 3—Victor Roy 1:22.79. 4—Ken Dreyer 1:26.07. 5—Michael Falk 1:26.37. 6—James Cole 1:26.98. 7—Dana Alexandrescu 1:27.26. 8—Brian Cohen 1:27.69. 9—Thomas Kronthaler 1:28.63. 10—Bob Sarchett 1:29.09. 11—Dana Mackenzie 1:30.84. 12—Brian Frost 1:31.45. 13—William Vernon 1:31.60. 14—Sam Lee 1:31.81. 15—Bill Canihan 1:31.82 (67 racers start, 55 finish).

Class 12 (ages 80-84) men: 1—Ralph Roylance 1:56.75.

Class 11 (75-79) women: 1—Virginia Reed 2:10.76.

Class 11 men: 1—Al Auseklis 1:39.66. 2—Robert Tengdin 1:44.89. 3—Gaetano Demattei 1:45.05. 4—Drury Cooper 1:56.21.

Class 10 (70-74) women: 1—Joanne Davis 2:25.26.

Class 10 men: 1—Carl Fullman 1:37.43. 2—Carl Pomey 1:54.32. 3—Robert Butler 1:57.41. DNF—Fran Noel.

Class 9 (65-69) women: 1—Glenn McConkey 1:36.21. 2—Nancy Auseklis 1:36.40. 3—Anna Droege 1:39.03. 4—Jan Swift 2:18.36.

Class 9 men: 1—Steve Slivinski 1:42.68. 2—Fred Beguin 2:01.64. 3—Charles Vulliet 2:19.40. DNF—Keith Thompson.

Class 8 (60-64) women: 1—Rosemary Moschel 1:43.89. 2—Meri Stratton 2:03.42.

Class 8 men: 1—Bob Sarchett 1:29:09. 2—Ed Fenwick 1:33.08. 3—Jim Ruscitto 1:38.87. 4—Rauli Karjalainen 1:38.88. DNF—Yves Desgouttes and Royal McClure. DSQ—Gary Randall and John Milne.

Class 7 (55-59) women: 1—Linda Wagner 1:52.54. 2—Pamela Sheeler 1:59.00. 3—Wina Sturgeon 1:59.39.

Class 7 men: 1—Bill Vernon 1:31.60. 2—Jackson Allred 1:46.93. 3—Michael Jones 1:53.49. DNF—James Ragan. DSQ—Cliff Cunha.

Class 6 (50-54) women: 1—Nancy Dreyer 1:38.22. 2—Sally Martin 1:41.17. 3—Chris Able 1:47.90. 4—Debra Mackenzie 1:50.51.

Class 6 men: 1—Dana Mackenzie 1:30.84. 2—Ion Teska 1:32.51. 3—Joseph Congdon 1:40.74. DNF—Bill Skinner and Don Sears.

Men's SS: 1—John Campbell 1:20.00. 2—Ryan Leach 1:20.36. 3—Victor Roy 1:22.79. 4—Ken Dreyer 1:26.07. 5—Michael Falk 1:26.37. 6—James Cole 1:26.98. 7—Brian Cohen 1:27.69. 8—Thomas Kronthaler 1:28.63. DNF—Tom Melhuse. DSQ—Toby Chapman.

Class 5 (45-49) women: 1—Amy Lanzel 1:44.66. 2—Sally Tauber 1:47.20.

Class 5 men: 1—Brian Frost 1:31.45. 2—Bill Canihan 1:31.82. 3—Robert Cravens 1:31.88. 4—Latner Straley 1:35.27.

Class 4 (40-44) men: 1—Peter Strazdins 1:32.00.

Class 2 (30-34) women: 1—Dana Alexandrescu 1:27.26. 2—Kristi Lee 1:41.48.

Class 2 men: 1—Sam Lee 1:31.81.

Class 1 (21-29) women: 1—Kelli Kipling 1:48.22.




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