Vail’s DelBosco sixth in World Cup
GRINDELWALD, Switzerland Vails Chris DelBosco took sixth in a World Cup skicross race Thursday in Grindelwald, Switzerland.DelBosco, who skis for the Canadian Olympic Team, qualified 23rd but stormed his way into the semifinals. In the opening round and quarterfinals, DelBosco won his heat, earning a berth in the semis with teammates Davey Barr, Stanley Hayer and Swedens Tommy Eliasson.After DelBosco took fourth in his semifinal heat, he placed second in the consolation finals, giving Canada three racers in the top six.With his finish, DelBosco moved up to sixth place in the World Cup standings, two spots ahead of American Casey Puckett.
VAIL, Colorado Bryan Daino and Rose Raevsky had planned on going east next week, but not this far east.The pair of Ski & Snowboard Club Vail riders were named to the U.S. World Junior Championships team Thursday.Daino and Raevsky already were heading to Vermont for a Grand Prix and the U.S. Open next week, but even before they can finish competing in Vermont, the pair, with four other SSCV teammates, will drive to Boston and fly to Italy for the International Ski Federation World Junior Championships.Im pretty stoked on it, Daino said. Its really big. Im just kind of excited to travel to Italy and go have fun over there.Raevsky was a bit incredulous when SSCV snowboarding program director Ben Boyd called her with the news Thursday.I thought, OK, Im not going, she said. It took a while (to believe).Both Raevsky and Daino originally were named alternates to the team but since then have pulled in some stellar results.It gives me a lot of confidence, said Daino, who qualified sixth at the Session last month. I want to go over there and land my run, do some (1080s) and go big.Theyve worked super hard, and both have beaten people on the U.S. team all season, Boyd said. That puts six kids on the team from Vail which is a lot, especially when its five for the halfpipe.The Junior Worlds originally had been scheduled for Russia but were moved Thursday to Italy due to a lack of snow.
LAKE PLACID, N.Y. Ski & Snowboard Club Vail rider Faye Gulini followed up a 30th-place finish in her first World Cup boardercross last weekend with a big win last week in Lake Placid, N.Y.Gulini won the Paul Mitchell Progression Session, picking up $1,000 and getting some airtime on TV.Its a pretty exciting thing, said SSCV snowboarding program director Ben Boyd.
ASPEN, Colorado Ice moves pretty fast on snow.In a downhill on Aspen Mountain on Thursday, Vail-based Iced Out Racing had three of its skiers in the top seven.Kitt Flowers led the way in fifth, with teammates Hunter Schleper and Kieffer Christianson in sixth and seventh, respectively. Flowers was third among his birth year, with Christianson tops among his birth year.Ski & Snowboard Club Vails Cody Unicume was 26th.Sports Writer Ian Cropp can be reached at 748-2935 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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