Ski and Snowboard Club Vail soars in Aspen
Ski and Snowboard Club Vail’s Freestyle Team had three days of competition in Aspen last weekend, and the athletes are building momentum as the season progresses. In Saturday’s open moguls contest, Kristi Waring skied to first for the J1 group and third overall, while Erin Coyne, a J3, was ninth overall.For SSCV’s men, J3 skiers Jack Harty and Hunter Bailey finished second and third, respectively, for their age group.Sunday’s junior moguls had Waring taking first again for the J1 women and second overall, while Coyne took sixth overall.Hunter Bailey placed seventh overall, second for the J3s and teammate Jack Harty skied the track to a tenth place overall finish.”Our J3 men are continuing to perform well,” said coach Mike Friedberg. “It was great to have Hunter and Jack on the age group podium again, and even more exciting to see both of them in the top 10 overall.”Monday’s head-to-head dual moguls saw Mikaila Redovian move through the rounds to finish fourth overall. Waring andCoyne finished the day placing sixth and seventh overall, respectively.”Kristi Waring turned a corner in her skiing this weekend,” Frieberg said. “She skied very well, and has made great improvements on her layout, which is a new jump for her this year.”Redovian had her best result to date wit that fourth place overall in the dual moguls, whileCoyne had her career best results this weekend.The freestyle team will be at home this weekend when SSCV will host the Vail Valley Freestyle Contest on Vail’s Cookshack mogul run. The open moguls will be on Saturday and the dual moguls are on Sunday.Freestyle Development Team in SteamboatSki & Snowboard Club Vail’s freestyle development team had a mogul contest and slopestyle competition on Steamboat’s Howelsen hill on Sunday, and this talented squad is showing great promise.The day started with a mogul contest, and SSCV’s Ruth Kissel placed first for the J3 girls. The J4 girls had Mallory Skidmore in fifth and Maggie Bergen in 10th. The J5 girls had Tess Johnson, Dara Kissel, Natalie Berger, and Maggie Skidmore finishing first, second, fifth, and sixth, respectively, while Julia Harty took fourth for the J6 girls.The SSCV boys saw Jack Skidmore in second for the J4s and Maddux Rose, Nash Lucas, and John Leseur placing first, fifth, and ninth, respectively, for the J6 age group.In the afternoon’s slopestyle event, Mallory Skidmore and Katie Coyne took third and fifth respectively for the J4s. Maggie Skidmore, Natalie Berger, and Johnson swept the podium for the J5 girls finishing first, second, and third, respectively. The boy’s slopestyle had Jack Skidmore taking fourth for the J4s, while Rose, Lucas, and Luke Berger placed second, fourth, and sixth respectively for the J6 group.