Overseas, Schleper still fast
As some local ski racers close out their season in California, Vails Hunter Schleper is kicking off his April trip through Scandinavia.Schleper, who skis with Iced Out Racing, took second in a slalom in Hovden, Norway Thursday. Matija Zavirsek, who led after the first run, held on to win at 1 minute, 40.22 seconds. Schleper, who was in third place after his first pass, 0.60 seconds off Zavireks mark, came in at a combined 1:40.79.Earlier in the week, Schleper competed in a pair of giant slalom races in Sweden, and hell be racing in Scandinavia until the end of the month.Stateside, in the final race of the Mammoth Series in California, a downhill, Ski & Snowboard Club Vails Will Gregorak took third among a heavy field. The U.S. Ski Teams Bryon Friedman won the two-run downhill in a combined time of 1 minute, 50.05 seconds. Gregorak came in at 1:50.85, while teammates John Kemp and Nathan Asoian were 13th (1:51.94) and 14th (1:51.96).Delainey Ackerman, had another great race in the ladies downhill, placing fourth. Ackerman was second in Wednesdays downhill.Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 748-2935 or email@example.com.
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