Friday, February 20, 2009

SVSEF freestylers a holiday hit at Tamarack

Slopestyle, moguls and halfpipe near McCall

The Sun Valley Freestyle/Freeride team traveled to Tamarack Resort near McCall over Presidents' Day weekend.

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation coaches Andy Ware, Joey Cordeau, Ben Verge and Christine Cordeau accompanied 25 athletes to Tamarack for the weekend.

The Freeride team took control of Friday's slopestyle, claiming three of the top five overall spots. J1 Colter Brehmer won men's overall with Austin Moses fourth. J3 Ben Parker had his best finish ever in fifth.

Alysha Herich was the lone female SV slopestyle skier. She finished first in the F4 group and third overall. Zana Davey skied with authority all weekend in moguls. She was first in singles and duals Saturday and Sunday and third in Monday's halfpipe, which wrapped up the weekend.

Austin Moses came out of retirement from moguls and won the overall in single moguls and placed third in dual moguls. On Sunday Nathan Moses took second place in duals.

Monday's halfpipe was dominated by Sun Valley. Anita Vorsteveld grabbed second overall in the first event. On the men's side, the team captured five of the top 10 overall spots. Colter Brehmer finished first in the J1 class and second overall twice. Trace Page took second in J1 and third overall in the first event.

This week the team is staying home to train and will be hosting the Rotarun locals' slopestyle Saturday night, Feb. 21. It is open to snowboarders and skiers of all ages.

Registration and training at Rotarun is from 5-6 pm. Saturday. The cost is $5 entry and $12 lift tickets.

Tamarack results by class and day:

Friday slopestyle

F4: Alysha Herich (1st/3rd overall).

M4: Zach Maricich-Siele (4th).

M3: Ben Parker (2nd/10th overall).

M2: Tai Barrymore (3rd/9th overall), Connor Braatz (5th/14th overall), John Chrysikopoulos (14th) and Nathan Moses (10th).

M1: Colter Brehmer (1st/1st overall) and Austin Moses (2nd/4th overall).

Saturday and Sunday

Moguls/Dual moguls

F5: Georgia Holmes (1st/3rd and 15th/14th overall).

F4: Alysha Herich (1st/3rd and 11th/15th overall), Addison Holmes (2nd/2nd and 13th/13th overall), Claire Siderman (4th/5th and 14th/17th overall) and Renee Shapiro (5th/4th and 18th/16th overall).

M4: Wyatt Wilson (3rd/2nd and 17th/17th overall).

M3: Joey Richardson (1st/4th and 3rd/9th overall), Trevor Norris (4th/6th and 11th/14th overall), Trevor Brand (6th/5th and 13th/10th overall) and RJ Bracken (8th/7th and 15th/16th overall).

F2: Zana Davey (1st/1st and 1st/1st overall plus 1st in duals) and Aunika Phillips (2nd and 4th overall plus 2nd in duals).

M2: Nathan Moses (2nd/5th and 5th/13th overall plus 2nd in duals), Will Eagan (8th/3rd and 11th overall) and Parker Page (7th/6th and 18th overall).

F1: Kali Phillips (1st/2nd and 3rd/11th overall plus 3rd in duals).

M1: Austin Moses (1st and 1st overall).

FS: Lauren Phillips (2nd/2nd and 8th/5th overall).

MS: Kurtis Fieguth (1st and 1st overall).

Monday halfpipe, 2 events

F4: Alysha Herich (1st/1st and 6th/5th overall).

M4: Zach Maricich-Siele (5th/5th).

M3: Ben Parker (2nd/5th and 8th overall) and Adam Vorsteveld (3rd/2nd and 5th/3rd overall).

F2: Anita Vorsteveld (2nd/3rd and 2nd/8th overall) and Zana Davey (3rd/2nd and 5th/3rd overall).

M2: Tai Barrymore (3rd/2nd and 5th/6th overall) and Connor Braatz (5th/4th and 15th/13th overall).

M1: Colter Brehmer (1st/1st and 2nd/2nd overall), Austin Moses (4th/4th and 11th/14th overall) and Trace Page (2nd/2nd and 3rd/4th overall.

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