Ski Club Vail takes team title at Loveland
LOVELAND, Colorado – The Age Classes races at Loveland this weekend saw Ski & Snowboard Club Vail take top spots racing against clubs from Winter Park, Steamboat, Loveland Ski Area and Summit County. Over 300 skiers from nine to 14 years of age were on hand.In addition to all the individual results SSCV garnered, they also came away with the overall team title for the weekend’s races.J5 Ski & Snowboard Club Vail skier Brianna Trudeau took first in the giant slalom on Sunday while teammate Sylka Snyder placed second. Other SSCV J5s in the top 10 included Gretchen Pavelich in fifth, Elizabeth Clauss sixth, Olivia Clauss seventh, Kaitlyn Harsch eighth, and Elise Viola in ninth.”It was the largest field size for an Age Class race I’ve ever seen,” said coach Rika Moore. For the SSCV J4 women, Nellie Rose Talbot finished second, Hailey Norvell placed fourth, Katelin Hennum took fifth, and Paula Cooper was 10th.In the women’s J3 class, Katie Talbot placed first and Skylar Chaney placed 10th.For the men, the SSCV J5s saw Gus Leblanc in first, Cameron Woodland third, Max Bervy fourth, Maxwell Pierce sixth, Henry Heaydon ninth, and Wyatt Palmer in 10th.The SSCV J4 men had Colby Lange in first, Brendan Keane third, Riley Kilgore fifth, and Paul Cuthbertson in eighth.”The three J4s we had on the podium today, Nellie Rose Talbot, Colby Lange and Brendon Keane, are in their first year as J4s. To be already skiing in the top of their age group is pretty impressive,” said coach Ian Lochhead.For the club’s J3s, River Radamus took first, Quintin Cook was fourth, Sands Simonton seventh, and Quin Davis and Ryan Schmidt tied for ninth. “After working the kinks out in Saturday’s race, their first race of the year, the whole SSCV team skied the way they can ski today, and that was fun to watch” Lochhead said.Saturday morning women’s GS raceThe J5 women, 9 to 10 years old, were first to start, and SSCV’s Brianna Trudeau led the charge with a first place while teammates Sylka Snyder and Kaitlyn Harsch took second and third place for an SSCV podium sweep. Other SSCV J5s making it into the top 10 were Kendra Hoyt in fourth, Olivia Clauss fifth, Elizabeth Clauss sixth, and Katie Collins seventh.The SSCV J4 team, 11 and 12 years old, saw Nellie Rose Talbot in third, Hailey Norvell fourth, Katelin Hennum fifth, Hannah Clauss 7th, and Whitney Merriman eighth.For SSCV’s J3s, 13 and 14 years old, Katie Talbot placed third, Abigail Murer fourth, Skylar Chaney sixth, Delaney Patterson tenth.The P.M. race for the SSCV J5 women saw Kendra Hoyt in first, Sylka Snyder second, Olivia Clauss third, Gretchen Pavelich fourth, Elise Viola fifth, and Kaitlyn Harsch in sixth.SSCV’s J4s had Katelin Hennum in second, Nellie Rose Talbot in fifth, Hailey Norvell seventh, Hannah Clauss eighth, and Paula Cooper in 10th place. The J3 women saw Katie Talbot finish second, Abigail Murer third, Camilla Trapness sixth, and Skylar Chaney in ninth.Saturday morning men’s GS raceThe SSCV J5s saw Gus Leblanc in first, Max Bervy in second, Tucker Stauch fifth, Wyatt Palmer sixth, Dylan Stuebar seventh, and Kellen Kinsella finished ninth.For the J4s, Colby Lange took first, Brendan Keane was fifth, Paul Cuthbertson eighth, Luke Vickerman ninth, and Eirk Weiss was 10th.The SSCV J3s had Logan Martin in second, Quin Davis in fifth, Quintin Cook eighth, Austin Baker ninth, and Sands Simonton finished 10th. Saturday afternoon men’s GS RaceSSCV’s J5s had Gus Leblanc in first, Max Bervy second, Maxwell Pierce fourth, Cameron Woodland sixth, Jacob Vickerman eighth, and Henry Heaydon ninth.For the J4s, Luke Vickerman was fifth, Flinn Lazier sixth, Jacob Dilling seventh, Paul Cuthbertson eighth, and Peer Carnes finished ninth.The SSCV J3s had Ryan Schmidt in fifth and Sands Simonton in 10th.”It’s great to see so many young ski racers taking an interest in this sport,” said coach Moore.