Wednesday, April 9, 2014

Snow Cup, Surefoot wind down alpine season

One final push for SVSEF skiers

     Tanner Farrow and Kipling Weisel of the Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation paced the four-racer SVSEF group at the Surefoot Ski Cup Championships last Wednesday through Friday in Colorado.

     U.S. Ski Team men Steven Nyman, Jared Goldberg, Travis Ganong and Andrew Weibrecht dominated the speed podium on the Aspen Highlands slopes.

     Weisel, 19, was the top U-21 man and sixth overall of 49 starters in Wednesday’s two-run downhill. He clocked the ninth-fastest second run in Thursday’s two-run DH for 16th. He was 14th, third U-21, in Friday’s super giant slalom.

     Farrow, 20, rose on the U-21 podium from fourth, to third and second with successive finishes of 10th DH, 15th DH and 13th SG.

     Josey, 17, placed eighth, 10th and eighth on the U-18 podium with overall finishes of 26th DH, 32nd DH and 34th SG.

     Savaria, 18, emerged as the ninth U-21 in Thursday’s two-run downhill and 12th SG with overall finishes of 29th DH and 35th SG.


Snowbird Snow Cup races

     Thirty-four SVSEF racers traveled to Snowbird, Utah last weekend for the 71st annual Snow Cup giant slalom and Last Chance slaloms that brought out 170 racers for a season-ending competition.

     Best SVSEF finishes in GS were Sage Rheinschild seventh place (5-U16) and Will Snyder seventh (2-U16). U-14 Molly Milgard won her class placing 15th in Thursday’s GS on Snowbird’s Big Emma run.

     In Saturday’s slalom on Wilbere Ridge Race Hill, Stockton Troyer (3-U18) finished seventh of 103 starters and Margot Griffith (8-U16) was eighth of 83 female starters.

     Nine SVSEF racers finished all four Snowbird races—Emmett Say, Noah Leininger, John Blackburn, Keegan Webber, Sage Rheinschild, Maddox Ormiston, Charlie Stumph, Libby Kaiser and Lucy More.

     Snowbird class placings for SVSEF by day (GS giant slalom Thursday and Friday, SL slalom  Saturday and Sunday) were:

     U-18 boys: Griffin Curtis DNF-GS, 8-GS, 11-SL, 13-SL; Stockton Troyer 3-SL (7th overall), DNF-SL; Hunter Kern 7-GS, DNF-GS, 14-SL, 15-SL; Emmett Say 8-GS, 10-GS, 15-SL, 9-SL; Austin Savaria 7-SL, 7-SL; Jay Fitzgerald DNF-GS, DNF-GS, DNF-SL, 6-SL; and Trenor Gould DNF-SL, 10-SL.

     U-18 girls: Madison Milgard DNF-GS, 3-GS, 1-SL, 3-SL.

     U-16 boys: Will Snyder 2-GS, 2-GS (7th overall), DNF-SL, DNF-SL; Kristian DeWolfe 4-GS, DNF-GS, 9-SL, DNF-SL; Yuri McClure 3-GS, DNF-SL, 11-SL; Sebastian Mastor 8-GS, 4-SL, 7-SL; Cooper Dart 9-GS, DNF-SL, DNF-SL; Noah Leininger 6-GS, 10-GS, 25-SL, 28-SL; Wyatt Smith 9-GS, DNF-GS, 14-SL, 16-SL; John Blackburn 12-GS, 13-GS, 10-SL, 13-SL; and Keegan Webber 31-GS, 33-GS, 29-SL, 30-SL.

     U-16 girls: Sage Rheinschild 5-GS (7th overall), 9-GS, 16-SL, 14-SL; Royce Rheinschild 8-GS, DNF-GS, DNF-SL, 32-SL; Ava Mazzoni 11-GS, 12-GS, DNF-SL, 31-SL; Margot Griffith 15-GS, DNF-GS, 8-SL (8th overall), 16-SL; Maddox Ormiston 19-GS, 24-GS, 20-SL, 29-SL; Bailey Holter 30-GS, 21-GS, DNF-SL, 23-SL; and Libby Lindstrom DNF-GS, 26-GS, DQ-SL, 37-SL.

     U-14 boys: Charlie Stumph 6-GS, 8-GS, 13-SL, 6-SL; Matt O’Connor 10-GS, 12-GS, DNF-SL, 9-SL; Jake Blackburn 11-GS, 2-GS, DNF-SL, 10-SL; Logan Chai 15-GS, 6-GS, 4-SL, DNF-SL; and Benjamin Travers 13-GS, DNF-GS, 11-SL, 15-SL.

     U-14 girls: Molly Milgard 1-GS (15th overall), 2-GS, 3-SL (16th overall); Libby Kaiser 5-GS, 5-GS, 8-SL, 5-SL; Ella Viesturs 9-GS, 6-GS, DNF-SL, 8-SL; Kaia Jensen 18-GS, 21-GS, DQ-SL, 20-SL; and Lucy More 23-GS, 24-GS, 20-SL, 25-SL.

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