SSCV freestyle team packs top 10 at Vail’s Cookshack
VAIL – As the season moves forward, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Freestyle Team builds momentum, and today’s results are an indication of how these athletes are improving.In Saturday’s mogul competition on Vail’s Cookshack mogul run, SSCV placed four skiers into the top 10 for the women. Kristi Waring placed second overall, Erin Coyne took first for the J3 women and fifth overall, Karissa Tuthill placed seventh, and Brookie Wallace finished second for the J3 women, and tenth overall.”The highlights of the day for the women were Waring taking first for the J1s, second overall, as well as Coyne and Wallace breaking into the top ten and going 1-2 for the J3 girls,” said coach Mike Friedberg. For the SSCV men, Jack Harty grabbed first for the J3s, and ninth overall, while Hunter Bailey placed second for the J3 group.”Jack Harty breaking into the top ten while winning the J3 age group is a first for him,” Friedberg said. “Having the top two J3s is awesome, and having Bailey and Harty push each other will bring their level up in the coming weeks.” The Vail Valley Freestyle competition continues today with the dual moguls for the men and women. SSCV’s Alex Leever first for the J2 men in MinnesotaAt a Mid-Am slalom on Spirit Mountain in Minnesota, Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Alex Leever skied to a first place for the J2 men, 20th overall, in a very strong field with senior age International competitors sweeping the overall podium.”Alex did a good job skiing against athletes known for their strong slalom skills on their home hill,” said coach Gus Pernetz.