Wednesday, January 23, 2013

Big weekend for freestylers at Sun Valley

Four days of racing on Baldy, Dollar

Sun Valley’s Parke Nance enjoys Baldy’s Race Arena bumps course co-designed by Andy Ware and Shane Cordeau for last weekend’s Sun Valley Freestyle Spectacular contest. Photo by Willy Cook

Ideal weather greeted over 200 freestyle skiers Thursday through Sunday on Baldy and Dollar during the Sun Valley Freestyle Spectacular presented by the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation’s Freestyle Ski Team.

Dual moguls winners Sunday among 71 on Baldy’s Race Arena were Veronica Paulsen of Park City, Utah over former SVSEF racer Aunika Phillips, also of Park City, and Gabriel Cohen of Wasatch (Utah). Renee Shapiro (6th women) and RJ Bracken (5th men) were the leading SVSEF finishers.

Sunday’s single moguls event had Paulsen and Park City’s Ryan Reilly on top, Shapiro fifth and Bracken fourth. In Saturday’s moguls won by former SVSEF racer Austin Bourret and Veronica Paulsen there were 90 competitors. Sun Valley’s Morgan Shaver, who comes here from Pocatello, had a third in single moguls.

Marin Hamill and Justin Mayers of Park City were Friday’s halfpipe winners in a field of 37 on Dollar. Sun Valley’s men went 2-3-4-5 overall in the second halfpipe with Jacob Beebe of Bend, Ore., River Kelly, Trevor Hattabaugh of Boise and Perry Boyle.

Sun Valley organizers were proud of the 600-foot-long pipe, one of the longest out there.

Top slopestylers among 53 Thursday on Dollar were Ashton Glass of Park City, Mitchell Reckinger of Issaquah, Wash. and Ross Peck.

Abbreviations in the following class results for 58 SVSEF and local independents by order of event are slopestyle (SS), halfpipe (HP), moguls (M), dual moguls (DM):

F1 (ages 17-18): Morgan Shaver 1-M (3rd overall), 2-M, 2-DM.

M1: RJ Bracken 1-M (9th overall), 1-M (4th overall), 1-DM (5th overall); Trevor Hattabaugh 5-SS, 4-SS, 2-HP (2nd overall), 2-HP (4th overall). 

F2 (15-16): Renee Shapiro 2-M (6th overall), 2-M (5th overall), 2-DM (6th overall); Alysha Herich 5-M (10th overall), 3-M, 7-DM.

M2: Zach Maricich-Siele 7-M, 1-M, 2-DM; Hayes Gilman 6-SS, 4-SS, 1-HP, 4-HP; Perry Boyle 8-SS, 3-SS, 2-HP, 2-HP; Jack Rizzo 2-M, 6-M, 3-DM; Cutter Grathwohl 8-M, 3-M, 4-DM; Wyatt Wilson 4-M, 4-M, 6-DM; Alec Poster 5-M, 5-M, 8-DM; River Curtis 11-M; River Kelly 7-SS, 1-SS, 3-HP, 1-HP (3rd overall); Rocky Ross 4-HP, 3-HP.

F3 (13-14): Parker Nance 2-SS, 1-SS, 2-HP, 2-HP, 2-M, 1-M, 1-DM; Evathea Drougas 1-SS, 2-SS, 1-HP, 1-HP, 1-M, 2-M, 2-DM.

M3: Wilson Dunn 3-M, 7-M, 3-DM; Brody Buchwalter 2-HP, 2-M, 6-M, 4-DM; Ian Thomas 3-HP, 3-HP; Tobias Verheijen 6-SS, 4-SS, 6-HP, 5-HP, 6-M, 8-M, 9-DM; Eli Roberts 4-SS, 6-SS, 4-HP, 4-HP, 12-M, 12-DM; Cooper Roquet 11-M; Jacob Beebe 1-HP (2nd overall), 7-HP; Alvaro Jiraldo 8-HP, 8-HP.

F4 (11-12): Aloe Orison 3-M; Giselle Harmon 8-M, 6-M, 4-DM; Devon Brown 6-SS, 6-SS, 5-HP, 5-HP, 5-M, 5-M, 8-DM; Eliza Marks 11-M, 8-M, 9-DM; Addison Rafford 9-M; Katie Markthaler 7-SS, 7-SS, 10-M.

M4: Alex Lafleur 1-HP, 1-M, 1-M, 1-DM; Blake Harmon 12-M, 2-M, 3-DM; Will Griffith 4-SS, 2-SS, 4-HP, 4-HP, 4-M, 9-M, 5-DM; Jedson Waters 1-SS, 1-SS, 2-HP, 2-HP; Henry Cherp 13-M, 10-M, 6-DM; Hunter Diehl 3-M, 3-M, 7-DM; Luke Rizzo 3-SS, 5-SS, 5-M, 7-M, 10-DM; Jamie Rollerson 3-SS, 5-SS, 3-HP, 3-HP, 6-M; Benjamin Anderson 11-M; Anders Nelson 7-SS, 6-SS, 5-HP, 1-HP.

F5 (9-10): Addie Shandro 1-SS, 1-SS, 1-HP, 1-HP.

M5: Axel Diehl 5-SS, 4-SS, 1-HP, 1-HP; Toby Rafford 1-SS, 14-SS; Ridge Dirksmeier 2-SS, 2-SS; Harper Mallett 3-SS, 15-SS; Christopher Pedersen 8-SS, 7-SS, 2-HP, 2-HP; Joe Markthaler 7-SS, 3-SS, 3-HP, 3-HP; Blake Beckwith 14-SS, 6-SS, 4-HP, 5-HP; Adam Kind 9-SS, 10-SS, 5-HP, 7-HP; George Murray 4-SS, 4-SS, 6-HP, 6-HP; Sam Ware 11-SS, 16-SS, 7-HP, 4-HP; Erik Babcock 13-SS, 11-SS, 8-HP, 8-HP;  Logan Wojcik 10-SS, 12-SS; Wilson Baker 12-SS, 8-SS; Brian Heekin 15-SS, 13-SS; Alex Austin 16-SS, 9-SS.

M6 (7-8): Charlie Price 1-SS, 1-SS.

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