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Ski Club Vail sending 16 to freestyle nationals

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Some of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail's Youth Ski League girls gather around head coach Rika Moore (left) and coach Kari Corbin (right) at Saturday's Head Rebel Youth Ski League Championships in Loveland.
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VAIL — The United States Freestyle National Championships took place in Steamboat Springs last week with top moguls and aerials skiers from across the United States birth year 2001 and older competing head to head vying for national championship podium spots amidst a field of world-class athletes, including United States Freestyle Team members.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Jesse Andringa, Hunter Bailey, Edwin Kust, Matt Leseur, Emerson Smith, Trevor Wahl and Dylan Walczyk qualified for the boys with Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Taryn Baker, Katie Coyne, Lyndsey Eckhoff, Kaitlyn Harrell, Kaitlyn Harty, Morgan Harty, Tess Johnson, Hannah Miles and Ski & Snowboard Club Vail alumna Heidi Kloser qualifying for the women to compete at this national championship.

During Friday’s moguls, Walczyk took a bronze medal Bailey, Smith and Andringa taking 12th, 16th and 18th, respectively. Kust, the youngest member of the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail team to qualify, skied from a No. 61 starting place to finish 41st.



At the women’s mogul event, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Johnson posted a fifth-place finish with Harrell, Kloser and Baker landing 11th, 15th and 18th, respectively. Eckhoff finished her day in 21st with Coyne just behind her in 23rd. Kaitlyn Harty finished in 42nd and Morgan Harty in 43rd.

In Sunday’s dual moguls competition, Johnson took sixth. Top 20 finishes were also posted by Harrell, Kloser and Eckhoff taking ninth, 13th and 17th, respectively. Coyne took 22nd, Morgan Harty took 25th and Baker took 27th that day.

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Walczyk finished fifth in dual moguls on Sunday with Smith finishing in ninth and Bailey in 12th. Leuser, one of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s youngest athletes in the competition, took 21st with Andringa in 29th, Wahl in 36th and Kust in 67th.

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail freestyle head mogul coach Riley Campbell said, “Ski Club Vail held their own in the incredibly competitive field here at national champs. While we often compete against U.S. Ski Team Members, this is the only time our athletes have exposure to the highest echelon of the US Ski Team. There were several Olympians in the field.”

Club athletes compete in Youth Ski League Championships



Last weekend, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail athletes participated in the Head Rebel Youth Ski League Championships in nearby Loveland. More than 300 boys and girls birth years 2000-2009 from nine clubs across Colorado took part in a single run slalom race and single run giant slalom race with the girls competing on Saturday and the boys competing on Sunday.

Thirteen girls and sixteen boys from Ski & Snowboard Club Vail participated in Loveland’s Youth Ski League Championships, exhibiting some impressive results.

“Our small but mighty team of thirteen girls and sixteen boys took second place in the Ladies and the Men’s Overall Team Awards at the YSL Championships and the Ski & Snowboard Club Vail Team also took the second place Overall Award,” said Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Youth Ski League head coach Rika Moore. “The boys and girls skied their hearts out. They had some terrific performances and learned some valuable lessons about the championship experience and racing as a team.”

The club’s results follow:

Girls giant slalom

Saturday

1 Taylor Duel

2 Erin Pointet

3 Chloe Baughn

10 Penelope Lazar

23 Hadley Reed

27 Caroline Harrison

28 Pixie Alfond

36 Layah Foley

38 Josie Levine

39 Cydney Harrison

59 Eden Demino

89 Gracie Cohn

105 Caroline Lazar

114 Alexandra Cleary

116 Ilsa Borgen

137 Elle Guillot

Girls slalom

Saturday

1 Taylor Duel

2 Erin Pointet

3 Chloe Baughn

7 Josie Levine

12 Hadley Reed

13 Layah Foley

28 Eden Demino

35 Penelope Lazar

47 Caroline Harrison

54 Gracie Cohn

74 Caroline Lazar

76 Ilsa Borgen

107 Elle Guillot

Boys giant slalom

Sunday

1 Xander Armistead

2 Sean Conlon

3 Johnny Stanzione

6 Yakov Foley

8 V Alexander Viola

11 Ashton Granger

13 Max Bradbury

14 Ross Bradbury

33 Oliver Kullberger

35 Asher Silberman

40 Jack Lyons

65 Jackson Cohn

67 Garrett Leonard

71 Mack Douglas

76 Flynn Sinclair

88 Robert Lazar

90 Zach Meltz

134 Rylan Sinclair

Boys slalom

Sunday

1 Maximilian Fischer

2 Xander Armistead

3 V Alexander Viola

10 Ross Bradbury

16 Yakov Foley

22 Max Bradbury

24 Jack Lyons

28 Asher Silberman

35 Oliver Kullberger

36 Mack Douglas

40 Ashton Granger

44 Garrett Leonard

53 Jackson Cohn

60 Robert Lazar

71 Zach Meltz

120 Flynn Sinclair

129 Sean Conlon

130 Rylan Sinclair

Nordic Town Race Series Results

The final event of the Vail Summit Orthopaedics Nordic Town Series, the Wilson Cup, was on Saturday at Maloit Park in Minturn featuring a 5K, 10K and 20K competitions. Results are also listed below.

5k Nordic Boys

U10

1 Reinecker Schmidt

U12

1 Connor Larson

2 Ethan Tellor

3 Jackie Woods

5k Nordic-Girls

U10

Sage Evans

U12

Izzy Glackin

U14

1 Haley Brewster

2 Emma Reeder

3 Sharon Seabury

10k Nordic Men

1 Jon Kruger

2 Bern Kruger

3 Steve Shanley

20k Nordic Men

1 Cal Deline

2 Christian Shanley

3 Jay Henry

4 Kevin Hoechtl

5 Dan Weiland

6 Cameron Wolfe

7 Andrew Rogers

8 Karl Hoechtl

9 Chris Seabury

20k Nordic Women

1 Izzy Harding

1 Sophia Grewal

3 Sarah Hoechtl

4 Inge Vandenberg


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