Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Alpine racers visit Park City, Kelly Canyon

Nearly 60 SVSEF kids travel

Sun Valley’s Jay Fitzgerald won a pair of J3 races, 11th and 12th overall, during the David Wright Memorial giant slaloms on Park City’s CB’s run over Super Bowl weekend. Courtesy photo by Heather Black

Young Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation alpine racers climbed the podium over Super Bowl weekend during USSA Intermountain Division junior events on the slopes of Park City, Utah and Kelly Canyon in eastern Idaho.

Boys' podium winners at the David Wright Memorial giant slaloms on Park City's CB's run included Jay Fitzgerald (winning J3 twice, 11th and 12th overall) along with J2s Garrett Lodge and Tanner Josey. Samantha Busby was second J3 and third overall Sunday.

At Kelly Canyon's Pinto Buffalo run for the 8-12 year-old group, Sun Valley kids dominated the Wes Deist Memorial.

Sage Rheinschild captured both girls' GS races. Earning podium spots were Katelyn Rathfon, Madison Ferris and Jake Blackburn. Also winning their classes were J5s Lily Fitzgerald and Wyatt Minor.

Next: The Monroe Cup slaloms and Lonnie Basolo Memorial GS races Saturday and Sunday, Feb. 11-12 on Baldy.

Top weekend class placings for 25 SVSEF racers in the 146-racer field at Park City and 34 locals among 180 Kelly racers:

David Wright Memorial

J2 (ages 15-16) boys: 3—Tanner Josey and Garrett Lodge. 13—Logan Shipley.


J3 (ages 13-14) boys: 1—Jay Fitzgerald. 6—Taylor Cooper. 14—Trenor Gould. 15—Austin Savaria. 16—Emmett Say. 18—Will Snyder. 20—Griffin Curtis. 22—Duncan Fuller. 25—Gavin Shipley. 29—Michael Levy. 30—Wyatt Smith. 31—Kristian DeWolfe. 34—John Blackburn. 40—Patrick Riedinger. 41—Yuri McClure. 51—Travis Flynt. Also racing were William Harder and Taylor Adler.

J3 girls: 2—Samantha Busby (3rd overall). 3—Haley Cutler. 6—Madison Milgard. 10—Josie Allison. 13—Megan Murphy. 19—Alexandra Black. 24—Olivia Wentzell and Poppy Ellie Vorse. 29—Margot Griffith. 31—Loni Unser. 35—Hallie MacPherson. 40—Royce Rheinschild. 45—Isabella Welsh.

Wes Deist Memorial

J4 (ages 11-12) girls: 1—Sage Rheinschild. 2—Katelyn Rathfon. 6—Molly Milgard and Pilar Pennell. 8—Libby Kaiser. 10—Riley Revallier and Bailey Holter. 20—Ella Viesturs. 21—Landry Walker. 25—Lucy More and Libby Lindstrom. 26—Alyssa Ritzel. 28—Sophia Schwartzman. 33—Katherine Lemma.

J4 boys: 3—Jake Blackburn. 4—Noah Leininger. 6—Will Griffith. 15—Charlie Stumph. 19—Tobias Verheijen. 20—Ethan Daves and Cooper Dart. 24—Mac Mizer.

J5 (ages 9-10) girls: 1—Lily Fitzgerald. 2—Madison Ferris.

J5 boys: 1—Wyatt Minor. 5—Bennett Snyder.

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