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For the week of August 1 - 7, 2001


Skaters show their 
skills and talent

Summer Skating Championships

The 35th annual Sun Valley Skating Championships sponsored by the Sun Valley Figure Skating Club were a proving ground and a fun time for 28 club members.

Coach Darlin Baker discusses some of the finer points of skating with, at left, Madigan Miller of Ketchum and, at right, Nicole Pratt. Express photo by Willy Cook

Skating on the indoor and outdoor rinks, the young skaters competed in 37 events July 21-22. The championships were a highlight of the 65th Sun Valley Summer Skating School being staged June 11-Aug. 25.

Competition chairman was Paulette Butler. Registrar was Barbara Stuns, a U.S. Figure Skating Association judge from Hailey. Besides Stuns, local judges were Lolly Jensen, Betsy Hauck and David Hold.

Besides Sun Valley, there were skaters from 20 other clubs representing Oregon, Utah, Colorado, Washington, Montana, Wyoming, California and West Virginia.

Here are results for local skaters, in alphabetical order. Check for other photos in next week’s Local Life:

Marianne Brehmer: 1st Novice Artistic, 1st Novice Showcase. Julia Broderick: 1st Basic Skills 3. Olivia Brown: 6th Non-test Artistic, 2nd Basic Skills, 6th Non-test Showcase.

Ali Butler: 2nd Juvenile Artistic, 2nd Juvenile Freestyle. Sophia Carkonen: 3rd Basic Skills 4, 2nd Non-test Showcase. Faith Coben: 2nd Non-test Artistic, 2nd Non-test Compulsory Moves, 2nd Non-test Freestyle, 3rd Non-test Showcase.

Kelly Collins: 4th Non-test Artistic, 5th Non-test Freestyle, 4th Non-Test Showcase. Sarah Conn: 9th Novice Short Program. Sierra Dickens: 3rd Junior Artistic, 1st Junior Spins, 2nd Junior Short Program, 2nd Junior Long Program.

Noelani Garing: 7th Non-test Artistic, 1st Basic Skills. Amanda Greer: 8th Novice Short Program, 8th Novice Long Program. Shelly Hummel: 1st Adult Bronze, 3rd Open-Juvenile Showcase.

Alyssa Krenz: 3rd Non-test Artistic, 1st Non-test Compulsory Moves, 2nd Non-test Freestyle, 1st Non-test Showcase, 2nd Showcase Pairs. Julianna Lamb: 1st Non-Test Artistic, 3rd Non-Test Freestyle, 2nd Non-test Showcase, 2nd Showcase Pairs.

Zachary Lindahl: 1st Basic Skills, 5th Non-test Showcase. Madigan Miller: 1st Basic Skills 1. Olivia Nicolais: 1st Pre-Preliminary Spins, 5th Non-test Showcase. Gussi Ochi: 5th Novice Artistic.

Emily O’Reilly: 1st Preliminary Artistic, 4th Preliminary Compulsory Moves, 2nd Preliminary Showcase, 4th Preliminary Freestyle. Nicole Pratt: 2nd Basic Skills 3, 7th Non-test Showcase. Nicole Roos: 3rd Basic Skills 6, 3rd Non-test Showcase.

Brianna Rego: 2nd Junior Artistic, 7th Novice Long Program, 2nd Junior Showcase. Hayden Seder: 5th Pre-Juvenile Freestyle. Katrin Sharp: 4th Novice Artistic, 7th Novice Short Program, 9th Novice Long Program, 3rd Novice Showcase.

Leah Smith: 4th Non-test Artistic, 2nd Basic Skills 2, 4th Non-test Showcase. Alison Toron: 5th Non-test Artistic, 5th Non-test Showcase. Ashley Watson: 12th Intermediate Short Program, 5th Intermediate Long Program. Erin Yelda: 8th Non-test Artistic, 2nd Basic Skills 4.

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