Friday, December 4, 2009

Blizzard of medals in Utah for SVFSC skaters

Sectional skater does well, too

SVFSC skaters who traveled to the Wasatch Freedom Classic in Ogden were, from left, Sheldon Gentling, Arizona Semones, Travis Flynt, Aurora Wilkinson, Tatum Fuller, Anastasia DeLance, and Adrielle MacDonald. Not pictured was Isabella Bourret. Photo by

Eight Sun Valley skaters braved Utah's first snowstorm to travel to the Nov. 13-14 Wasatch Freedom Classic figure skating competition and test session at Ogden.

Sun Valley Figure Skating Club (SVFSC) competitors returned home with medals. Earning golds were Aurora Wilkinson (freeskate and showcase), Arizona Semones (freeskate), Travis Flynt (artistic), Sheldon Gentling (artistic), Anastasia DeLance (freeskate) and Adrielle MacDonald (showcase). Also skating was Tatum Fuller.

Also, Hemingway Elementary School fourth-grader Isabella Bourret and Community School first-grader Sheldon Gentling passed USFS Preliminary Moves In The Field tests.

Coach and choreographer Darlin Baker accompanied the skaters.

Moellenburg at sectionals

SVFSC skater Shayna Moellenburg competed in the Nov. 17-22 Pacific Coast Sectional Championships at Jackson Hole, Wyo. She was 10th in Novice Ladies Freeskate.

Moellenburg skated a clean short program with no deductions, finishing ninth. Overall, she earned the rank of 10th-best Novice Ladies skater in the Pacific Coast Section.

The last SVFSC skater to compete at sectionals was Sierra Dickens in 2003. Lisa-Marie Allen and Gia Guddat are coaching Moellenburg.

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