Tanner Farrow top J1 in national super G
Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation alpine ski racers Tanner Farrow and Harlan Collins, along with independent racer Miles Fink-Debray of Sun Valley, had a good week of results and sun-baked weather conditions during the 2012 Nature Valley U.S. Alpine Championships March 28-April 1 at Winter Park, Colo.
Farrow, 18, won the J1 (ages 17-18) class and finished 22nd overall in Friday's national super giant slalom race won by Canada's Dustin Cook. Farrow was 2.63 seconds off Cook's top time. In other national races last week, Farrow was the 4th J1 (29th overall) in Thursday's slalom and 6th J1 (39th) in Sunday's giant slalom finale. Counting the national downhill Feb. 15 at Aspen, Colo. in which he was the 4th J1 (22nd), Farrow finished sixth or better in his age class in all four races.
Always a consistent finisher, the 18-year-old Collins made the J1 podium in 3rd place in Friday's SG, 27th of 63 finishers. Collins was the 9th J1 (39th overall) in Thursday's slalom and the 10th J1 (47th) in Sunday's GS. Fink-Debray, 24, finished 10th overall in SG and 17th overall in the giant slalom.
See today's Express Web site for a full nationals summary.
Galena's Ride, Stride and Glide is Saturday
Dust off your bikes and get your running shoes, it's time for the 11th annual Ride, Stride and Glide winter triathlon Saturday, April 7 at Galena Lodge 23 miles north of Ketchum. Start time is 9:30 a.m. with sign-ups at 8:30 a.m. Ride your bike 9 kilometers (5.6 miles), run 4.5k and ski 9k on the Galena Nordic trails. Cost is $30 for a team or $15 for a solo participant and includes lunch.
After Saturday's fun event, Galena Lodge hosts an Easter Brunch Buffet and Easter Egg hunt Sunday, April 8, and then will close for the season.
Golfers invited to Camp Rainbow Gold tourney
Organizer Doug D'Andrea (720-5812) is registering four-person scramble teams for the seventh annual Camp Rainbow Gold benefit golf tournament Saturday, April 28 at 10 a.m. at 93 Golf Ranch and Elks Club south of Jerome. Cost is $70 per person for 18 holes, cart, range balls, food and Mulligans. There will be raffle prizes.
Cutler is bronze winner at J3 Junior Championships
Young Haley Cutler of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation was the third-place bronze medal winner in giant slalom at the Western Region J3 (ages 13-14) Championships Saturday, March 17 at Bridger Bowl, Mt. Apparent GS winner Molly Leavens of the Park City Ski Team (2nd slalom, 5th super giant slalom at J3s) was disqualified for missing a gate on her second run. It lifted Cutler from fourth place to third in the final results for the 54 finishers (75 starters).
B+ League Hockey playoffs begin Sunday
The Sun Valley B+ Hockey League playoffs opened Sunday, April 1 at Sun Valley Skating Center. There were three games and all turned out to be upsets. No. 6 Sharks slipped past No. 1 Vipers 5-4 in a shootout. No. 5 Islanders prevailed 4-1 over No. 2 Hutch's Bad Dogs. And No. 4 Flounders stayed alive 5-1 over No. 3 Aardvarks.
League games coming up Sunday, April 8 begin with B League match-ups between Blues and Flyers at 4 p.m., and Wild and Racers at 5:15 p.m.
B+ playoff match-ups Sunday, April 8 are Flounders vs. Hutch's Bad Dogs at 6:30 p.m., with that winner playing again at 9 p.m. against the Vipers. The 7:45 p.m. contest pits the Sharks vs. the Islanders. The Aardvarks have a bye week. Final playoff games are scheduled for Sunday, April 15.