Wednesday, February 20, 2013

Holiday sends alpine teams on the road

For races in Boise, Wyoming

Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation alpine racers spent Presidents’ Day weekend at Boise’s Bogus Basin Ski Area and Jackson Hole’s Snow King Resort and came away with a bunch of podium efforts.


Trudi Bolinder races at Bogus

Twenty SVSEF boys in the U-21, U-18 and U-16 classes were in the 93-racer field for the Trudi Bolinder men’s super giant slalom races Saturday and Sunday on Paradise run at Bogus Basin.

Sun Valley had an overall podium finisher in each of three SG races—U-18 winner Parker Scott with third and second places in the first two races, and U-18 runner-up William Harder fourth and third.

On Monday, Parker Scott capped his excellent series of races by placing second of 67 two-run finishers in the Bolinder giant slalom. Scott won the U-18 class, and U-18 Ben Kanellitsas was fourth overall in GS.

Top SG class placings, with GS placings in parentheses:

- U-21 boys: 6—Christopher Nalen..

- U-18 boys: 1—Parker Scott (1-GS). 2—William Harder (6-GS). 4—Ben Kanellitsas (2-GS). 6—Tanner Josey (12-GS) and Garrett Lodge. 7—Payton Anderson (15-GS). 10—Logan Shipley (5-GS).

- U-16 boys: 4—Taylor Cooper (3-GS). 6—Jay Fitzgerald (10-GS). 7—Yuri McClure (14-GS). 9—Will Snyder (13-GS). 10—Griffin Curtis (21-GS) and Stockton Troyer (7-GS). 11—Austin Savaria (9-GS). 17—Duncan Fuller (16-GS). 22—Trenor Gould. 24—Tanner Riedel (15-GS). 30—John Blackburn (26-GS). 35—Gavin Shipley.


Cooper Dart wins Snow King GS

SVSEF U-14 racer Cooper Dart was on fire Saturday morning with consistent back-to-back giant slalom runs to place first among 83 starters in the Sean Nurse Memorial GS at Snow King Resort. Dart won by 1.07 seconds to lead nine SVSEF boys in the event on Elk Run.

The three-day race series also included two slaloms on Cougar Run, and SVSEF racer Katelyn Rathfon podiumed in both with third places in a field of 107 girls from Idaho, Wyoming and Utah. There were 11 SVSEF girls in the mix, Sage Rheinschild rising as high as fifth in slalom.

Here are top SVSEF slalom class placings, GS placings in parentheses:

- U-14 girls: 1—Katelyn Rathfon (4-GS). 5—Sage Rheinschild (6-GS). 8—Molly Milgard (9-GS). 9—Ella Viesturs (10-GS). 24—Libby Kaiser (28-GS). 28—Pilar Pennell (46-GS). 49—Libby Lindstrom (41-GS). 53—Lucy More (70-GS). 65—Bailey Holter (29-GS). 66—Kaia Jensen (57-GS). 77—Ary Chutkan (99-GS).

- U-14 boys: 4—Noah Leininger (6-GS). 6—Cooper Dart (1-GS). 12—Jake Blackburn (DNF-GS). 14—Charlie Stumph (42-GS). 35—Ethan Daves (DNF-GS) and Mac Mizer (26-GS). 36—Keegan Webber (39-GS). DNF—Matt O’Connor (13-GS). DQ—James Mahedy (58-GS).

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