Friday, September 25, 2009

SVFSC skaters in Utah for Oktoberfest

At Cottonwood Heights

Top Row: Claire Stickney, Nicole Pratt, Arizona Semones, Emma Stuessi and Lane Letourneau. Bottom Row: Anastasia Delancy, Katie Peters, Alex Stuessi, Lane Letourneau, Isabella Bourret and Sheldon Gentling

Eleven members of the Sun Valley Figure Skating Club traveled to Salt Lake City, Utah to compete in "Oktoberfest," a Sept. 17-19 competition hosted by Cottonwood Heights FSC.

The skaters had a great time and brought home 23 medals.

Hemingway Elementary School third grader Alex Stuessi, 9, captured the "Most Distinguished Showcase Award" with her unique Chiquita Banana performance created by coach Gia Guddat.

Gold medalists were Isabella Bourret (Freeskate/Artistic), Sheldon Gentling (Artistic/Showcase), Alex Stuessi, Emma Stuessi, Claire Stickney (Showcase) and the highest level SV skater at the competition, Nicole Pratt (Artistic).

Coaches Darlin Baker and Holly Wheeler accompanied the skaters. In descending order of USFS Freeskate level, the results were:

Intermediate Ladies:

Nicole Pratt: 6—Short Program. 4—Long Program. 1—Artistic.

Non Test Girls:

Isabella Bourret: 1—Freeskate and Artistic. 4—Showcase.

Emma Stuessi: 4—Freeskate. 1—Showcase.

Arizona Semones: 5—Freeskate. 3—Artistic. 2—Showcase.

Freeskate 5

Lane Letourneau: 6—Freeskate. 2—Artistic. 3—Showcase.

Freeskate 4

Freeskate Group B: 6—Claire Stickney.

Freeskate Group C: 4—Alex Stuessi. 5—Blake Letourneau.

Artistic Group A: 4—Claire Stickney.

Artistic Group B: 4—Blake Letourneau.

Showcase Group A: 1—Claire Stickney.

Showcase Group B: 1—Alex Stuessi. 2—Blake Letourneau.

Freeskate 3

Katie Peters: 6—Freeskate. 2—Artistic. 2—Showcase.

Basic Skills 8:

Sheldon Gentling: 5—Freeskate. 1—Artistic. 1—Showcase.

Basic Skills 4:

Anastasia Delancy: 2—Freeskate. 2—Artistic.

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