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Boarders tearing it up on national level

Special to the Daily Ski and Snowboard Club Vail's Lindsey Telling competed in her first World Cup boardercross event in Lake Placid, N.Y., earlier this month.
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Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Lindsey Telling and Kimbo Krahulec recently qualified for their first World Cup boardercross event which was March 11 in Lake Placid, N.Y.The two boarders, who are ranked in the top seven for women’s boardercross in the country, acquired enough FIS points throughout the season.Telling, who is competing in her first year as an FIS athlete, grabbed 20th, and her World Cup appearance qualification comes after her 10th-place finish at the X Games earlier this year.”She reached all her goals this year, and also had a solid result in the halfpipe at the U.S. Open,” said SSCV program director Ben Boyd.Krahulec overcame an injury she incurred during training to take 24th.SSCV’s Broc Waring established himself as one of the most talented riders in the country, winning the U.S. Open Juniors. His run of a backside air, frontside 720, cab 720 and frontside air to backside 720 earned him the victory.

“The kid rides at a pro level now, and the future is bright for him. He loves to ride and progress, and it shows in the bag of tricks he has,” Boyd said.Also, 14 SSCV athletes qualified for the USASA Nationals through the Copper Mountain Snowboard Series. The snowboarders include: Sean Roley, Cody Warble, Ryan Wachendorfer, Brodie Waring, Ellen Feldman, Macknsie Boris, Kendall Wilson, Julya Chapman, Collin Scott, Zac Layman, Andrew Jones, Alex Dolan, Kirra Kotsenberg and Kim Krahulec.Maxxy Provost had a great race and also qualified for the USASA Nationals at the Revolution Tour., but went out with a knee injury, while Dolan finished 12th, making it to the quarterfinals.”These two have been among our most improved,” Boyd said.The program now heads to Northstar at Tahoe for the USASA Nationals and finishes off the season with the Spring Massive in Breckenridge.Junior Olympics

Two SSCV skiers landed on the podium in the super-G at J4 Rocky/Central Junior Olympics recently held in Winter Park.Kaytlyn Samuelson and Sean McCormick both finished second in their respective racesSamuelson’s time of 58.96 seconds was only 0.22 behind the winning time of Buck Hill’s Madeline Wiltgen. SSCV’s Kimmie Newton finished 16th (1:03.14) while teammate Celine Guilmineau was 21st (1:03.73). Other finishers include Anna Talbot (32nd), Katharine Irwin (34th), Eva Spaeh (38th) and Abby Dorfman (54th). On the boys’ side, McCormick was joined by teammates Dan Graebel (13th), John McKenna (19th), Nick Braun (24th) and Dylan Alvarez (45th).



Age class slalomsSSCV recently squared off against Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club and Quantum Sports Club in a slalom at Beaver Creek’s Bear Trap run.The J5 boys showed their skills with four SSCV boys posting top-10 finishes in both races. Alex Leever won the first race by a half-second and posted a sixth-place finish for the second race. Nick Santaniello had two podium finishes, coming in second and third. Other finishes include Scotty Houtsma (eighth, ninth), Kevan Aubel (seventh, 10th), Connor Thomas (11th, 16th) and Graham Houtsma (14th). On the J5 girls’ side, Kendall Van Hee (fifth, third), Molly McGrew (sixth, fourth), Megan McGrew (seventh, fifth) and Erika McCormick (ninth, sixth) all landed in the top 10 with both of their runs.The J4 girls’ stand-out was Samuelson who finished second in the first race, while Kim Newton and Talbot each finished in 10th. The J4 boys’ Sean McCormick dominated the field, finishing first in both races and beating the field by 2.5 seconds in the first race. Thomas Walsh, the youngest in the J4 field, turned in an impressive second-place finish as well as a fifth place finish, while Dan Graebel was third and sixth.Aspen

Vail skiers continued to show their dominance at last weekend’s Rocky/Central Regional Championships in Aspen. In the men’s competition, Bobby Poehling had one of his best races ever after suffering an unbelievable crash in the second day of super-G racing to win silver in the giant slalom. In the slalom, Poehling crashed again, yet earned a top-10 finish. On the women’s side, Georgia Wettlaufer had fantastic results with a second-place finish in the super-G, third in the GS and fourth in the slalom. Other impressive results were also had by Jenny Banner, with a second and fifth in the super-G races. The Ghent sisters had great finishes, as Erika landed in third place twice, and Christa taking seventh and 11th in the super-G races. Erika Ghent also earned came in fourth and fifth in the GS and slalom, respectively. SSCV’s Ability athletes are currently competing at the Smartwool Finale in Telluride and at the U.S. Nationals in Sugarloaf, Maine.Vail, Colorado


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