Friday, April 1, 2011

Super giant slalom racers kick off the Parrish

Rixon, Fitzgerald collect speed wins


Lenny Spivack, 81, finished another Parrish SG in just under 90 seconds. Photo by Willy Cook

Carl Rixon Jr., 28, and Jordan Fitzgerald, 15, were clearly the fastest down the hill in Sunday's Lane Parrish Memorial and New Diamond Sun super giant slalom races on Baldy's Greyhawk ski run.

The field of 65 racers was down nearly 50 from last year's Parrish Memorial SG. In the Parrish preliminary run, Fitzgerald was .24 seconds quicker than Samantha Busby, 13, while Rixon was 1.21 seconds faster than Harlan Collins, 17.

Later, the New Diamond Sun took the top 15 men and five women from the preliminary run and gave them another heat. This time, Collins narrowed the gap on Rixon but still trailed by 1.12 sec-onds. Fitzgerald stretched her advantage to .56 seconds over Busby.

Sunday's SG was the first of the three-day, 19th annual Parrish event that challenges skiing skills in three disciplines—halfpipe, moguls and SG. It's named after Lane Parrish, a speed and bump skier and movie stuntman who died at age 33 in a plane crash near Twin Falls in 1990.

Other Parrish races are today, Friday, April 1 (halfpipe on Baldy) and Saturday, April 2 (bumps on Brick's Island).

Any money raised goes to the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation's Freestyle Team and the Soldier Mountain downhill. There is one "combined" category this year (all 3 events, SG, HP and M).

Listed are Sunday's SG racers ranging in age from 8 to 81, their finishing times in seconds and hundredths:

Parrish New Diamond Sun SG racers

(top 15 men, 5 women)

Men: 1—Carl Rixon Jr. 62.63. 2—Harlan Collins 63.75. 3—KJ Savaria 64.18. 4—Connor Farrow 64.33. 5—Matt Mur-phy 65.05. 6—Tanner Dirstine 65.44. 7—Cameron Fraser 65.53. 8—Taylor Cooper 66.35. 9—Will Connell 66.84. 10—Cole Caulkins 66.98. 11—Alan Rickers 67.89. 12—Ken Dreyer 67.95. DNF—John Campbell and Tanner Josey.

Women: 1—Jordan Fitzgerald 68.64. 2—Samantha Busby 69.20. 3—Josie Allison 72.68. 4—Petra Zeiler 73.23. 5—Lily Fink-Debray 74.10.

Parrish SG by class

Men 80-plus: 1— Lenny Spivack, 81, 89.15.

Men 60-79: 1—Mike Lafferty, 62, 69.72. 2—C.N. Key, 60, 76.37. 3—Ned Lumpkin, 71, 81.63. 4—Robert Reithner Jr., 67, 93.57. DSQ—Fred Beguin, 69.

Women 60-79: 1—Randy DuBois, 63, 81.97.

Women 40-59: 1—Katrina Harmon, 48, 88.17. 2—Alex Kuczynski, 43, 90.08. 3—Debbie Page, 46, 90.72. 4—Sandy Kelly, 50, 111.32.

Men 40-59: 1—Matt Murphy, 52, 63.86. 2—John Campbell, 48, 66.25. 3—Alan Rickers, 49, 67.19. 4—Ken Dreyer, 55, 67.97. 5—Tim Marsano, 50, 69.22. 6—John Reagle, 59, 70.49. 7—Greg Moore, 57, 72.81. DNF—Scott Levy, 50.

Women 19-39: 1—Lily Fink-Debray, 20, 75.62.

Men 19-39: 1—Carl Rixon Jr., 28, 62.31. 2—Cameron Fraser, 33, 66.17. 3—Will Connell, 23, 66.33. 4—Wes Powell, 26, 69.38. 5—Josh Zuck, 27, 72.55.

Girls' 13-18: 1—Jordan Fitzgerald, 15, 69.14. 2—Samantha Busby, 13, 69.38. 3—Petra Zeiler, 17, 73.38. 4—Josie Allison, 13, 74.77. 5—Julia Vorsteveld, 13, 76.96. 6—Olivia Wentzell, 13, 78.54. 7—Loni Unser, 13, 82.96. 8—Olivia Ott, 13, 93.48.

Boys' 13-18: 1—Harlan Collins, 17, 63.52. 2—KJ Savaria, 15, 64.46. 3—Tanner Josey, 14, 64.79. 4—Connor Farrow, 15, 65.76. 5—Tanner Dirstine, 17, 65.97. 6—Cole Caulkins, 15, 66.51. 7—Taylor Cooper, 14, 67.40. 8—Taylor Adler, 15, 67.86. 9—Griffin Curtis, 13, 68.73. 10—Austin Savaria, 13, 69.02. 11—Mikey Levy, 13, 69.75. 12—RJ Bracken, 16, 70.40. 13—Emmett Say, 13, 71.27. 14—Jay Fitzgerald, 13, 71.59. 15—Joey Richardson, 16, 73.08. 16—Gavin Shipley, 14, 73.81. 17—River Kelly, 14, 75.51. 18—Carson Jones-Wilkins, 13, 75.84. 19—Jackson Toothman, 13, 78.00. 20—Parker Page, 18, 78.06. 21—Elliot Lewis, 13, 80.82. 22—Hayes Gilman, 14, 83.13.

Girls' 12-and-under: 1—Libby Kaiser, 10, 75.70. 2—Marit Kaiser, 8, 81.44. 3—Giselle Harmon, 9, 84.45. DNF—Laine Allison, 9.

Boys' 12-and-under: 1—Brody Buchwalter, 12, 77.14. 2—Alex LaFleur, 11, 78.28. 3—Jamie Rollerson, 10, 82.70. 4—Hunter Diehl, 10, 83.09. 5—Shaw Dean, 9, 84.32. 6—Blake Harmon, 11, 86.29.




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