Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Results from the slopes and trails

Farrow nabs silver in Western FIS giant slalom

It's been a breakthrough season for Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation alpine racer Tanner Farrow, who captured a slalom bronze medal at the National J2 Junior Olympics at Sugarloaf, Maine March 3.

Farrow, 16, added more laurels with three J2 (ages 15-16) podium results in the USSA Western Region FIS Open technical races March 19-22 at Snowbird and Park City, Utah.

His best result was a second-place overall finish out of 74 starters in the March 20 giant slalom on CB's Run at Park City. Farrow, the National J2 Junior Olympics GS fourth-place finisher March 6, was only .19 seconds off the winning pace of Park City's Samuel Dupratt, 16.

Farrow added a J2 age class victory and fourth-place overall finish in the Western Region Open slalom March 21 on Wilbere Ridge Race Hill at Snowbird. In that race, he was the top American behind skiers from Norway, Italy and Austria.

Sun Valley's Bergen Palmer won the J1 (17-18) boys' class and was seventh overall in the March 21 SL.

Former Sun Valley Ski Team racer Sierra Fox climbed the ladder in the March 21 giant slalom with a fifth place overall finish and silver medal finish in her J2 age group on CB's run. Fox was 11th, the sixth J2, in the March 22 GS finale.

  The women ran slalom March 19-20 at Snowbird and giant slalom March 21-22 at Park City. The men were on the reverse schedule—GS March 19-20 at Park City and slalom March 21-22 on the Snowbird hill. In the field of 77 men and 54 women, there were 12 from Sun Valley. Class placings by day and race:

J1 men (17-18): Bergen Palmer 5-GS, 4-GS, 1-SL, 8-SL; Ryan Foster 7-GS, DNF-GS, DNF-SL; and Tyler Davis 8-GS, 14-GS, 6-SL, 9-SL.

J1 women: Karlee Stagg 10-SL, 12-SL, 10-GS, 11-GS.

J2 (15-16) men: Tanner Farrow 3-GS, 2-GS, 1-SL, DNF-SL; Harlan Collins 11-GS, 8-

GS, 7-SL, 6-SL; Tanner Dirstine 7-GS, 11-GS, 12-SL, 21-SL; Connor Farrow 22-GS, 11-SL, 12-SL; Miles Sweek 23-GS, DNF-GS, 13-SL, DNF-SL.

J2 women: Cate Fairley 5-SL, 10-SL, 20-GS; Corrine Smith 20-SL, 21-SL, 23-GS, 23-GS; and Sierra Fox 2-GS, 6-GS.

Barrymore takes bronze in national halfpipe

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation Freestyle Ski Team racer Wing Tai Barrymore won the bronze medal for finishing third in the 2010 Sprint U.S. Freestyle Championship men's halfpipe Saturday at Squaw Valley, Ca. Winner was Tucker Perkins of New Hampshire.

Barrymore, 18, had also finished second and third in Nor-Am Cup halfpipes Jan. 8-9 in Sun Valley.

In Saturday's national women's halfpipe at Squaw won by Jen Hudak of Park City, the fourth-place finisher was Sun Valley's Hannah Haupt, 16. Haupt had collected a pair of silver medals in halfpipe at the Jan. 8-9 Nor-Am Cups on Baldy.

"Our halfpipe skiers had a fantastic week in Tahoe," said SVSEF Freestyle program director Andy Ware, adding that Colter Brehmer placed seventh and Ben Parker, competing in his first nationals, was 19th.

SVSEF qualified four female skiers in the national moguls—Zana Davey 44th overall, Hannah Haupt 45th, Aunika Phillips 49th and Kali Phillips 51st. Ski team alumni Nic Hanscom qualified for the mogul finals and finished 14th, with Austin Bourret ending up in 35th.

"It's been an awesome season with many of our athletes earning personal bests," said Ware. He said the next event is the Snow Bowl spring races in Montana followed by the Coleman Open two-day halfpipe in Sun Valley April 10-11.

Other results

SVSEF Olympic Development Team cross-country racer Nicole DeYong finished sixth overall in the U.S. Cross Country Ski Championships 30-kilometer race March 24 at Fort Kent, Maine. DeYong (1.25:01) was less than two minutes behind Anchorage's Kikkan Randall (1.23:52), who won her 15th U.S. national championship.

The U.S. Super Tour closed Sunday with a hill climb at Fort Kent—and DeYong finished fifth overall for the Spring Series. In another race, SVSEF ODT racer Simi Hamilton was third in Saturday's men's sprint at the Super Tour.

Ketchum's Miles Fink-Debray clocked a 13th-place finish in the U.S. Alpine Ski Championship super giant slalom March 20 at Lake Placid, N.Y. Fink-Debray (1:07.50) trailed winner Travis Ganong (1:05.34) in the 63-skier field.

GS titles to Sarchett, Droege

The Sun Valley Ski Club staged its final race of the year Wednesday, March 24 on Baldy. Staged under brilliant blue skies and in ideal racing conditions, the giant slalom on Cozy ski run attracted 44 entrants.

Youngest competitor was six-year-old Taitum Scroggins and the oldest was John Droege, 85.

The fastest lady on the course was Anna Droege followed closely by Kerry Scroggins. Heidi Flood skied herself into third place for the ladies.

On the men's side Robin Sarchett gave a world-class demonstration on how to ski a giant slalom course taking first place overall. John Campbell edged out Matt Murphy for second.

First place in the three-pin division went to Troy Thayer.

The Sun Valley Ski Club thanked Sun Valley Resort and the Sun Valley Race Department for a successful race season. Two-run results by class for Wednesday's GS event follow:

Men's Class 13 (ages 85-89): 1—John Droege 129.94.

Men's Class 12 (80-84): 1—Drury Cooper 105.53.

Women's Class 11 (75-79): 1—Ginny Reed 118.08.

Men's Class 11: 1—Jim Tallackson DSQ.

Women's Class 10 (70-74): 1—Anna Droege 89.08 (17th overall).

Men's Class 10: 1—Keith Thompson 89.09. 2—Carl Fullman 91.67. 3—Ben Harwell DSQ.

Women's Class 9 (65-69): 1—Nancy Auseklis 91.78.

Men's Class 9: 1—Bob Sarchett 81.14. 2—Gene Timmons 88.90. 3—Steve Slivinski 94.01. 4—Yvan Safar 96.10. 5—Fred Bequin 99.72. 6—Ned Lumpkin DNF.

Women's Class 8 (60-64): 1—Randy DuBois 92.84. 2—Meri Stratton 109.33. 3—Leslie Randall 113.12.

Men's Class 8: 1—Jim Reagan 82.40. 2—Jeff Sogard 88.54. 3—Gary Randall 88.94. 4—Jackson Allred 98.56. 5—Don Lofgren 105.96.

Women's Class 7 (55-59): 1—Heidi Flood 91.67 (20th overall). 2—Nancy Dreyer 93.77.

Men's Class 7: 1—Dan Kurdy 80.09.

Women's Class 6 (50-54): 1—Becky Reitinger 92.01. 2—Katrina Harmon 104.08.

Men's Class 6: 1—Matt Murphy 72.12. 2—Nick Maricich 77.70. 3—Ken Dreyer 78.48. 4—Kipp Nelson 78.64. 5—Phil Erlanger 79.49.

Men's Class 5 (45-49): 1—John Campbell 71.75. 2—Willy Scroggins 75.25. 3—Alan Rickers 80.37. 4—Troy Thayer (3-pin) 110.83.

Women's Class 4 (40-44): 1—Kerry Scroggins 89.52 (19th overall). 2—Alex Kuczynski 107.01. 3—Mikie Geron DSQ.

Men's Class 3 (35-39): 1—Robin Sarchett 68.91.

Women's Class 0 (9-20): 1—Isabelle Goni-McAt 92.02.

Men's Class 0 (under 21): 1—Tucker Scroggins 84.69.

Women's Class 0.A (under 9): 1—Taitum Scroggins 125.10.

2010 Bald Mountain Snowshoe and Ski Challenge results

March 20, 2010, the annual Bald Mountain Snowshoe/Ski Challenge sponsored by The Elephant's Perch of Ketchum. The roughly 2,000 vertical foot climb started from the base of River Run, went up Lower River Run to Lower Canyon, to the cattrack winding up to the south side of Roundhouse Restaurant. There were 38 finishers. With the course change, 28 in the snowshoe class and five in the ski class finished in less than an hour. Finishing times in minutes and seconds; hours, minutes and seconds. Age after name, and class finish in parentheses.



1—Rich Mull, 57 (1) 28:45

2—Jenny Tobin, 41 (1) 31:13

3—Kristin Smith, 41 (2) 32:03

4—Steve Smith, 38 (2) 33:04

5—Dan Young, 48 (3) 33:17

6—Jim Bradford, 58 (4) 33:19

7—Chris Abbot, 34 (5) 34:59

8—Gordon Player, 66 (6) 35:44

9—Marc Driver, 43 (7) 36:25

10—Paris Nicholson, 34 (8) 36:45

11—Rob Reeder, 53 (9) 37:30

12—John Swyers, 70 (10) 37:49

13—Jon Holmquist, 57 (11) 38:24

14—Hector Ocampo, 32 (12) 40:06

15—Gloria Kimball, 54 (3) 41:13

16—Lucy Bourret, 48 (4) 41:14

17—Jennett Zimmerman, 35 (5) 41:48

18—Sue Engelmann, 51 (6) 42:11

19—Stephen Moreland, 52 (13) 42:41

20—Jay Dawg, 35 (14) 43:26

21—Peter Maier, 69 (15) 43:59

22—Carol Rank, 52 (7) 45:47

23—Brian Brockette, 61 (16) 45:55

24—Laurie Breedveld, 47 (8) 46:20

25—George Caton, 62 (17) 46:57

25—Sam East, 69 (18) 47:05

27—Shawn Myers, 40 (9) 55:37

28—Linda Peterson, 67 (10) 59:44

29—Joann Levy, 69 (11) 1.02:08

30—Carol Marlowe, 58 (12) 1.06:47

31—Reisha Holton, 49 (13) 1.12:26


1—Michael Tobin, 46 (1) 28:41

2—Roger Mankus, 52 (2) 35:20

3—India Wysong, 36 (1) 44:55

4—David Hertel, 54 (3) 51:23

5—Cathy Curran, 57 (2) 56:28

6—Keri York, 30 (3) 1.02:47

7—Sam Stronach, 33 (4) 1.17:17

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