Wednesday, February 27, 2008

Snow doesn?t slow Rotarun derby

Annual event draws 70 entries


By TERRY SMITH
Express Staff Writer

Ten-year-old John Carney pilots his star cruiser down the slopes of Rotarun for a fourth place finish in the Junior Division. Photo by David N. Seelig

Undeterred by Sunday's snowstorm in the southern Wood River Valley, 70 racers brought their cardboard snow machines to Rotarun ski area west of Hailey for the seventh annual Snow Box Derby.

It was a great event," said Dave Keir, recreation director for the Blaine County Recreation District. "Another year with great creativity and great races. We had a great turnout from the kids. Another successful year for the Snow Box Derby."

Fifty-eight youngsters entered their racers, constructed only of cardboard, tape, glue and paint. Twenty-eight were in the Peewee Division and 30 in the Junior Division. The Teen Division had eight competitors and the Adult Division had four.

Top racer in the Peewee Division was Ana Wiederrick. She was followed by Jack Stevens in second and Cade Jochums in third. The Most Creative award went to Bryn Downey, and Libby Kaiser was awarded Most Inspiring.

Taryn Clark won first place in the Junior Division, followed by Payton McCune in second and Colby Marsh in third. Megan Downey won the Most Creative Award and Colton Yeager the Most Inspiring.

The Teen Division champ was Skylar Tolman. Second place went to Parker Page and third place to Morgan Arik. Augusta Cathrin was named Most Creative and Joe Wiedderick Most Inspiring.

Craig Morgan was the top adult finisher, followed by Sandra Hesselbacher in second and Josh Pritchard in third. Pritchard also won the Most Creative Award. Jim McDonald won Most Inspiring.




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