Alpine Awards Banquet
Sun Valley, Idaho, April 13, 2012
The FIS, J1, J2, J3 and C-Travel alpine teams capped the winter season with an awards banquet Friday at the Community School in Sun Valley. Most awards were voted on by team members. Most Valuable Player went to Jordan Fitzgerald, Harlan Collins, Samantha Busby, Taylor Cooper, Katelyn Rathfon and Cooper Dart. Most Improved was garnered by Jordan Fitzgerald, Tanner Dirstine, Olivia Wentzell, Jay Fitzgerald, Ella Viesturs and Ethan Daves. Teagen Palmer, Connor Farrow, Ben Kanellitsas, Cole Caulkins, Will Harder, Poppy Vorse, Gavin Shipley, Katelyn Rathfon and Noah Leininger were named Most Inspirational.
Sofia DeWolfe and Colin Waycott were the Engl Cup recipients. The Leif Odmark award went to Loni Unser, Cole Caulkins, Alyssa Ritzel and Noah Leininger. Connor Farrow was given the Mountain Kidd award. Farrow, Palmer and Waycott shared the Longevity Award with each athlete joining SVSEF in 2001. Taylor Adler claimed top academic honors. Also being recognized for a GPA of 3.5 or higher were Garrett Lodge, Kipling Weisel, Colin Waycott, Cole Caulkins, Sofia DeWolfe, Amanda Stelling, Ben Kanellitsas, KJ Savaria, Connor Farrow, Will Harder and Tanner Dirstine. The Howard Dean Memorial Scholarship was awarded to Wyatt Smith.
FIS Western Region Elite Speed Series
Mt. Bachelor, Oregon, April 13-18, 2012
The final race series of the season is taking place at Mt. Bachelor in Bend, Oregon. The FIS series consists of a three super G's and two downhills.
U.S. Alpine and SVSEF Gold team racer Tanner Farrow skied to first place in the opening downhill, finishing in 1:13.14. The winning time of 1:12.65 was posted by U.S. teammate Bryce Bennett. KJ Savaria was the top J2 racer in the field and 19th overall in 1:14.36. Teammate Kipling Weisel skied to 27th overall and was the second J2 in the field. Also, Harlan Collins (1:15.74) 43rd, Will Harder (1:17.72) 63rd and Tanner Josey (1:19.34) 75th.
In the first super G, Farrow was 7th, Weisel 25th, Savaria 32nd, Harder 47th, Josey 75th. Weisel led the charge in the second super G and was one of 17 racers to finish within a second of each other. Savaria was in there as well in 27th place. Both SVSEF racers scored points in the forties. Farrow was 41st, Collins 49th, Harder 72nd and Josey 79th.
On Tuesday, Farrow tied for 8th place in downhill. Savaria was the top J2 in 15th place overall. Weisel was 24th, Collins 46th, Josey 56th, and Harder 60th.
In last race of the series, Collins was 10th in super G. Savaria was the second J2 in 12th place overall. Weisel tied for 16th, Harder was 33rd, Farrow 43rd and Josey 49th in a field of 65 finishers.
FIS Spring Series
Mission Ridge, Washington, April 6-11, 2012
Surefoot Colorado Ski Cup
Breckenridge, Colorado, April 2-6
Tanner Farrow, a member of the U.S. Alpine and SVSEF Gold teams, skied to fifth place Tuesday in an FIS super G race at Breckenridge. The 18-year-old Farrow finished in 1:08.7, 1.4 seconds behind the winner Thomas Biesemeyer (1:07.2) of the U.S. Alpine B Team. Canadian Dustin Cook (1:07.4) was second. U.S. C Team members Jared Goldberg (1:08.0) and Brennan Rubie (1:08.1) were third and fourth. Biesemeyer won Monday's super G as well. Farrow was 14th.
Last Chance Slaloms
Park City, Utah, March 31-April 2
Harlan Collins was the top J1 racer in Monday's slalom on Wilbere Ridge Race Hill at Park City. Fresh off the U.S. National Alpine Championships, the 18-year-old Collins finished .69 of a second off the first-place pace. Samantha Busby won the J3 class and was third overall in the women's slalom, cranking out the second-fastest time on her second run. Busby finished top 10 in all three races.
Overall results (Saturday/Sunday/Monday):
Girls: Sam Busby 6/8/3; Haley Cutler 7/9/DNS; Alexandra Black 23/20/13; Madi Milgard 25/16/10; Margot Griffith 27/24/31; Royce Rheinschild 32/27/25; Sofia DeWolfe 33/36/16; Isabella Welsh 41/49/35.
Boys: Tanner Josey 18/26/36; Logan Shipley 33/57/59; William Harder 35/DNF/60; Emmett Say 44/43/58; Trenor Gould 47/40/46; Will Snyder 49/DNF/38; Yuri McClure 52/45/62; Wyatt Smith 58/70/76; John Blackburn 60/63/77; Kristian DeWolfe DNF/52/63; Austin Savaria DNF/DNF/42; Jay Fitzgerald DNF/DNF/DNF; Taylor Cooper DNF/DNF/DNS; Taylor Adler DNF/38/DNF; Cole Caulkins DNF/25/DNF; Griffin Curtis DSQ/59/65; Mike Levy DNF/55/80.
U.S. National Alpine Championships
Winter Park, Colorado, March 28-April 1
Wood River Valley native Hailey Duke was the silver medalist in women's slalom Wednesday at the Nature Valley National Alpine Championships in Winter Park, Colorado. Duke was runner-up to defending champion Mikaela Shiffrin. SVSEF racers Tanner Farrow and Harlan Collins finished 29th and 39th, respectively, in today's men's slalom. Tommy Ford won the event in 1:32.20. Farrow clocked in at 1:40.01 and Collins 1:43.60 in a field of 53 finishers.
In super G on Friday, the men's winner was Canadian Dustin Cook in 1:10.34. Ketchum's Miles Fink-Debray was 10th overall in 1:11.48. SVSEF's Farrow finished 22nd overall in 1:12.97 and was seventh in the J1 class. Collins (1:13.84) skied to 27th overall and 11th in the J1 class. 63 men finished the race. Giant slalom was run Saturday with 17th, Farrow 39th and Collins 47th.
Devo Tech Series
Park City, Utah, March 26-29
Poor conditions forced the cancelation of the opening day of the Devo Tech Series in Park City, but alpine racing got underway on Tuesday with men's giant slalom and women's slalom. SVSEF put three men in the top 25 with J2 Kipling Weisel 17th, Tanner Dirstine 19th, and Harlan Collins 23rd. In a field of 85 finishers, Tanner Josey was 49th, Connor Farrow 53rd and Garrett Lodge 76th.
In giant slalom Wednesday, Weisel was 20th, Dirstine 22nd, KJ Savaria 37th, Lodge 48th, Josey 60th. Weisel was fifth in the men's slalom Thursday. Farrow was next best in 23rd, followed by Lodge in 47th, and Josey 53rd. Teagen Palmer was 13th in women's giant slalom.
Hobson Spring Breaker
Sun Valley, Idaho, March 24, 2012
The annual Hobson Memorial received a new name this year - the Hobson Spring Breaker - but SVSEF athletes had just as much fun as they always do at the family-friendly event. J2 racer Kipling Weisel had the best boys' time and Sage Rheinschild, a J4, was the fastest girl. Class champions were Olivia Wentzell (Bonnie Russell Award), Rheinschild (Kathleen Harriman-Mortimer), Lily Fitzgerald and Maddie Ferris (Gretchen Fraser), Marit Kaiser, Weisel (Pete Lane), Trenor Gould (Smith Goggle), Noah Leininger (Billy Kleine) Bennett Snyder and Charlie Snyder (Pete Patterson) and Joe Goitiandia.
Complete results - Click HERE
Mini World Cup
The SVSEF C Home finished up the Mini World Cup season Sunday. The team champion was Norway with skiers Molly Kucher, Kaia Jensen, Marit Kaiser, Keegan Webber, Aidan Burchmore and Bury Grossman. Team Norway amassed 1,629 points to runner-up USA's 1,576. Next best were Sweden, Austria and Canada. Individual champions were Alli Rathfon and Buey Grossman. Second place went to Kaia Jensen and Josh Blackburn.
Girls: Alli Rathfon 480, Kaia Jensen 435, Sage Curtis 340, Marit Kaiser 335, Laine Allison 321, Anja Jensen 252, Anwhei Kirk 223, Emma MacGuffie 183, Luca Vernoy 177, Sophie Harder 150, Miriam Gilman 142, Sage Holter 129, Molly Kucher 117, Alice Hoffer 114, Esmee Verheijen 107, Tia Vontver 96, Mia Russo 62, Abby Berman. Boys: Buey Grossman 420, Josh Blackburn 362, Ridley Lindstrom 325, Matt O'Connor 304, Shaw Dean 304, Charlie Snyder 286, William Everitt 286, Alex Daves 207, Peter Morawitz 185, Fletcher Stumph 183, Aidan Burchmore 168, Keegan Webber 154, Beck Ritzel 145, Jackson Swenke 118, Aidan Allchin 50, Hayden Baker 32.
USSA Alpine J2 Nationals
March 5-12, 2012 at Mammoth Mountain, California
KJ Savaria skied to 11th place in the men's slalom Wednesday at the J2 JO'S at Mammoth Mountain, California. SVSEF teammate Kipling Weisel was 8th after the first run but did not finish the second. In the women's slalom, Jordan Fitzgerald finished 28th.
In downhill on Thursday, Savaria (1:16.57), starting 13th, recorded a fifth-place finish. Savaria was sitting in third place before getting nudged off the podium by Jack Auty and James Lebel (1:15.69), who won the race after starting 51st, as the course got faster as the day wore on. SVSEF teammate Kipling Weisel (1:17.08) was 12th overall. A first-year J2, Fitzgerald skied to 22nd in the women's downhill.
In men's super G Friday, Savaria tied for ninth place and Weisel finished 12th. On Sunday, Weisel was 10th in giant slalom.
Fitzgerald tied for ninth place in giant slalom Friday, marking her first top-10 result at J2s. On Saturday, Fitzgerald was 35th in giant slalom.
FIS Western Region Junior Championships
March 6-11 at Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho
After a tough week-long six-race series, Harlan Collins won the final men's slalom on Sunday. Collins finished in 1:37.29, beating the runner-up by .13 of a second. In six races, Collins posted four top 10-finishes and an 18th.
In Sunday's slalom, SVSEF's Tanner Dirstine was 27th, Will Harder 48th and Garrett Lodge 55th. In Saturday's slalom, the top SVSEF racers were Connor Farrow 23rd, Tanner Josey 33rd and Lodge 37th.
SVSEF J1 racer Harlan Collins skied to third place Tuesday in super G at Schweitzer Mountain, Idaho. Collins clocked in at 1:15.19, .31 seconds off the first-place pace. Connor Farrow finished 25th, Tanner Josey 47th, Tanner Dirstine 54th, and Will Harder 79th out of 106 finishers. In the women's giant slalom, Teagen Palmer was 11th overall and the third Intermountain racer.
Collins followed up Tuesday's result with a fourth-place finish in Wednesday's super G. Farrow was 32nd, Dirstine 46th, Harder 75th and Josey 79th. Palmer cracked the top 10 in the women's giant slalom Wednesday, finishing ninth overall.
In women's super G Thursday, Palmer was the second-fastest racer from the Intermountain Division and 11th overall, 1.77 off the winning pace.
After the second run in men's giant slalom Thursday, Collins stood in sixth place. He was 2.18 off the winning pace and the second-fastest Intermountain skier. Teammate Dirstine was 22nd, Farrow 45th, Harder 54th, Josey 62nd and Garrett Lodge 83rd.
Palmer was 3/100ths of a second off the podium, placing fourth in women's super G Friday. She was 1.45 seconds off the first-place pace and the second-fastest Intermountain racer. The men raced a giant slalom Friday. Collins led the team in 18th, followed by Dirstine 22nd, Josey 52nd, Lodge 59th and Harder 63rd.
Junior World Championships
The FIS Junior World Ski Championships are underway in Roccaraso, Italy. SVSEF Gold and U.S. Ski team member Tanner Farrow skied to 31st in super G and 33rd in downhill. On Friday, Farrow posted his best result with a 29th in men's slalom.
J3 Junior Olympic Slaloms
March 3-4, Snowbird, Utah
The final set of Junior Olympic qualifying races was held at snowy Snowbird, Utah, last weekend. At the conclusion of the series, 12 SVSEF racers had qualified for the Western Regional Championships, the largest number ever according to coach Scott McGrew. Earning berths to Bozeman were Samantha Busby, Haley Cutler, Madi Milgard, Josie Allison, Jay Fitzgerald, Taylor Cooper, Will Snyder, Austin Savaria. Griffin Curtis, Trenor Gould, Duncan Fuller and Emmett Say. Olivia Wentzell is second alternate on the girls' team. The championships will be held March 15-18. McGrew was extremely complementary on his team's performance at the 'Bird, noting "everyone skied well and several kids had personal bests."
J3 podiums finishes were recorded by Will Snyder, Taylor Cooper, Samantha Busby and Haley Cutler.
Girls: Sam Busby 2/DNF; Haley Cutler 3/3; Josie Allison 12/17; Madi Milgard 14/13; Olivia Wentzell 15/11; Megan Murphy 18/16; Lexie Black 19/19; Hallie MacPherson 25/26; Margot Griffith 30/32; Loni Unser 34/34; Royce Rheinschild 37/31; Isabella Welsh DSQ/44.
Boys: Will Snyder 2/DNF; Taylor Cooper 6/2; Jay Fitzgerald 9/6; Trenor Gould 12/DNF; Duncan Fuller 17/11; Kristian DeWolfe 19/DNF; Griffin Curtis 21/13; Michael Levy 30/24; Wyatt Smith 34/24; Emmett Say 37/12; Travis Flynt 42/35; Patrick Reidinger DNF/33; Austin Savaria DNF/9; Gavin Shipley DNS2/DNF; John Blackburn DNF/36.
North Series Super G
March 3-4 at Snowbasin, Utah
In super G racing at Snowbasin, SVSEF athletes had the distinction of not having a single DNF or DSQ in either boys’ race and one of the girls. Also notable is in a field of 60, none of the Sun Valley boys finished lower than 30.
Katelyn Rathfon continues to lead the SVSEF charge with a first and second. Sage Rheinschild was third twice. Cooper Dart pulled down a pair of thirds. Other top ; tens were Molly Milgard, Pilar Pennell, Jake Blackburn, Noah Leininger and Mac Mizer. 25 out of 26 C Travel members qualified for the Intermountain Championships.
Girls: Katelyn Rathfon 2/1; Sage Rheinschild 3/3; Pilar Pennell 7/9; Molly Milgard 10/8; Bailey Holter 13/16; Ella Viesturs 16/30; Libby Kaiser 26/24; Riley Revallier 30/27; Libby Lindstrom 33/37; Alyssa Ritzel 42/35; Lucy More DSQ/32.
Boys: Cooper Dart 3/3; Jake Blackburn 8/4; Noah Leininger 12/6; Ethan Daves 21/21; Mac Mizer 20/10; Will Griffith 25/17; Tobias Verheijen 27/22; Charlie Stumph 30/25.
Brendan Armstrong Memorial Super G
February 24-26, 2012, at Brundage Mountain
Results - http://www.ussa-imd.org/alpine/races11/imc.htm
Trudi Bollinder Memorial Super G
February 24-26, 2012, at Bogus Basin
Results - http://www.ussa-imd.org/alpine/races11/imc.htm
Wild West Classic
The USSA Wild West Classic consisted of a pair of giant slalom and slalom races at Snow King Resort, February 18-21. In a field studded with members of the U.S. Ski Team, Harlan Collins posted the top result for an SVSEF racer, finishing 11th overall in Sunday's GS. Collins was 22nd Saturday. U.S.S.T. C team member Seppi Stiegler won both events. His time on Sunday was 1:37.2. Collins was 2.19 seconds off the winning pace. Former SVSEF racer Miles Fink-Debray posted the fastest second run to finish second overall in 1:38.0. Tanner Dirstine 16th place came on the heels of a 13th-place finish on Saturday. Also - Kipling Weisel 23/20; Connor Farrow 45/100; KJ Savaria 54/DNF; Garrett Lodge 80/69.
In slalom, Collins was 25/15; Dirstine 35/; Lodge 49/; Weisel DNF/DNF; Savaria DNF/20; Farrow DNF/DNF.
National team members Megan McJames and Julia Ford were the women's giant slalom winners. Sun Valley native Hailey Duke, a member of the U.S. B team finished fifth and ninth. SVSEF's Teagan Palmer skied to 14th and 22nd. Teammate Jordan Fitzgerald was 45th and 48th. In slalom, Duke skied to second place twice. Palmer had a high of 19th place. Fitzgerald was 41st and 56th.
Soldier Mountain Downhills
Connor Farrow and Samantha Busby were race winners in the opening downhill Tuesday at Soldier Mountain in Camas County. Other SVSEF racers cracking the top five were Haley Cutler, Madi Milgard, Jay Fitzgerald, Tanner Farrow and Taylor Adler.
Busby went on to win the second and third women's downhills. Cutler and Milgard remained in the top five. Top five SVSEF boys were Charlie Harder, Farrow, Fitzgerald, and Josey. To see the complete breakdown, go to http://www.ussa-imd.org/alpine/races11/imc.htm.
SVSEF J4 and J5 racers competed in three Kinder Kombis at Soldier Mountain on Tuesday and Wednesday. Sage Rheinschild was on top of the podium in all three races. Silver and bronze medalists were Pilar Pennell, Molly Milgard and Katelyn Rathfon. PNSA racer Minam Cravens won every boys' race. Noah Leininger picked up two seconds and a third. Wyatt Minor skied to second and Mac Mizer third.
Results - Click HERE
Sammis Camas Cup
With the family of Brett Sammis looking on, Skip Merrick and SVSEF alpine coach Charlotte Gourlay won the Sammis Camas downhill Tuesday. Merrick collected his seventh Sammis victory, winning in 1:27.75. He finished one second ahead of Luke Keenan. Soren Ireland was third (1:29.5). In a field of 22, Gourlay was 13th overall in 1:38.2. Sue Conner, mother of SVSEF's Willy and Jake Adicoff, was the second woman and 19th overall. Complete results - click HERE
Coaches Nate Schwing and Carl Rixon took ten alpine skiers to IMD races at Snowbird and Snowbasin, Utah. On Monday, Tanner Dirstine won the men's giant slalom by 3/10ths of a second. Dirstine also finished 11th and 27th in slalom. Jordan Fitzgerald was 10th in the women's GS and compiled an 18th and 19th in slalom. Sophia DeWolfe was 22nd, 24th and 26th.
Also (SL/SL/GS) - Will Harder (18/25/DNF); Cole Caulkins (21/30/41); Tanner Josey (25/28/DNF); Garrett Lodge (31/26/27); Colin Waycott (39/39/33); Logan Shipley (43/43/51); Connor Farrow (51/DNF/DNF).
Monroe Cup/Lonnie Basolo Memorial
Sun Valley Ski Ed alpine racers made the most out of being at home in North Series slalom and giant slalom races – The Monroe Cup and Lonnie Basolo Memorial. 29 SVSEF racers finished in the top 10. Wyatt Minor won the J5 class on both days and cousin Madison Ferris duplicated the feat. Buey Grossman skied to silver in GS. Another champ was Katelyn Rathfon, who won the Basolo GS on her 13th birthday. She finished third in slalom and so did Lily Fitzgerald. Sage Rheinschild was second in both races. Jake Blackburn was a bronze medalist in GS.
J4 Girls (SL/GS)
Sage Rheinschild (2/2); Katelyn Rathfon (3/1); Pilar Pennell (4/9); Molly Milgard (8/15); Riley Revallier (17/20); Libby Kaiser (20/13); Lucy More (26/23); Bailey Holter (27/18); Libby Lindstrom (29/36); Ella Viesturs (31/34); Alyssa Ritzel (33/38); Sophia Schwartsman (34/40); Kaia Jensen (35/26); Katherine Lemma (36/42); Mia Russo (42/47).
J5/J6 Girls (SL/GS)
Madison Ferris (1/1); Alli Rathfon (5/9); Sage Curtis (6/13); Marit Kaiser (12/14); Anja Jensen (14/20); Anhwei Kirk (16/17); Emma MacGuffie (19/21); Jessica Blackburn (21/33); Molly Kucher (22/29); Lola Street (24/39); Hannah Ferris (26/DSQ); Anja Schweiger (27/DSQ); Miriam Gilman (28/25); Tia Vontver (31/31); Sage Holter (36/32); Logan Lindstrom (37/35); Esmee Verheijen (40/37); Tatum Minor (41/45); Sophie Harder (DNS/27); Saba Grossman (DNS/42); Laine Allison (DNF/15); Lily Fitzgerald (DNF/3).
J4 Boys (SL/GS)
Jake Blackburn (9/3); Cooper Dart (11/DNF); Noah Leininger (12/9); Will Griffith (13/8); Charlie Stumph (14/11); Tobias Verheijen (17/10); Keegen Webber (25/26); Ethan Daves (26/21); Matt O'Connor (31/20); Hayden Baker (DNS/DSQ): Mac Mizer (DSQ/14);
J5/J6 Boys (GS/SL)
Wyatt Minor (1/1); Buey Grossman (2/DNF); Bennett Snyder (6/4); Charlie Snyder (7/8); Fletcher Stumph (9/10); William Everitt (13/20); Shaw Dean (14/9); Josh Blackburn (17/5); Beck Ritzel (21/12); Alexander Daves (23/27); William DeWolfe (24/DNS); Jackson Swenke (29/31); Aidan Burchmore (32/30); Peter Morawitz (34/DNF); Ridley Lindstrom (DNS/DNS).
U.S. Grand Prix
SVSEF alum Langely McNeal finished second in a U.S. Grand Prix skiercross at Park City, Utah. She was the top American in the field, pocketing five grand a little redemption after getting disqualified from last month’s X Games skier cross for wearing bands around her pants.
FIS NorAms at Aspen
Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation racers are in Aspen, Colorado, competing in FIS NorAm super G and downhill races, Feb. 9-15. The week-long speed series culminates with the U.S. National Championship downhill on Wednesday, Feb. 15. In Thursday's opening super G, Harlan Collins of the SVSEF skied to 27th place. Teammates Kipling Weisel and KJ Savaria did not finish. SVSEF Gold and U.S. Ski Team member Tanner Farrow was disqualified two gates from the finish. 41 out of 84 starters failed to finish the course.
Farrow finished in 31st place on Friday, followed by Collins in 49th and Savaria 54th. Weisel DNF.
In the opening downhill on Monday, Farrow finished 19th, Weisel was 37th, Collins 39th and Savaria 48th. On Tuesday, Farrow was 22nd, Collins 38th, Weisel 51st and Savaria 58th.
In the U.S. Alpine National Championship downhill on Wednesday, Farrow was 22nd overall, sixth in the J1 class and the 11th American overall in 1:46.5. Harlan Collins was 27th in the J1 class and 48th overall in 1:50.6. Kipling Weisel (1:50.3)won the J2 class, finishing 45th overall with teammate KJ Savaria (1:52.1) the fourth J2 and 56th overall. The race winner was Canadian Louis-Pierre Helie in 1:43.2.
David Wright Memorial
Sun Valley Ski Education Foundation alpine racers packed their ripping fast skis for giant slaloms at Park City and Kelly Canyon. J1 through J3 skiers competed at the David Wright Memorial Races in Utah. Samantha Busby stepped up on the podium in third place overall. Madi Milgard and Haley Cutler both cracked the front page. J3 Jay Fitzgerald was a two-time class champion, finishing 11th and 12th overall. Garrett Lodge and Tanner Josey skied top 15.
Class results (SAT/SUN)
Girls: Haley Cutler 3/8; Madison Milgard 6/7; Josie Allison 10/18; Megan Murphy 18/13; Olivia Wentzell 24/28; Loni Under 31/34; Margot Griffith 32/29; Poppy Vorse 34/24; Hallie MacPherson 38/35; Isabella Welsh 45/48; Alexandra Black DNF/19; Samantha Busby DNF/3; Royce Rheinschild DSQ/40.
Boys: Jay Fitzgerald 1/1; Tanner Josey 3/DSQ; Garrett Lodge 4/3; Taylor Cooper 6/6; Logan Shipley 13/DNF; Trenor Gould 14/17; Austin Savaria 15/21; Emmett Say 16/23; Will Snyder 22/18; Duncan Fuller 23/22; Gavin Shipley 25/40; Michael Levy 29/32; Wyatt Smith 31/30; Kristian DeWolfe 33/31; John Blackburn 34/43; Patrick Reidinger 40/48; Yuri McClure 41/DNF; Griffin Curtis 46/20; Travis Flynt 52/56; Taylor Adler DNF/DNF; Will Harder DNF/DNF.
Wesley Deist Memorial
Sage Rheinschild was a two-time overall champ at the Wesley Deist Memorial GS races at Kelly Canyon. J5 Lily Fitzgerald was runner up on Sunday and a two-time class champion. Sun Valley claimed six of the top ten spots in both races with Katelyn Rathfon, Madison Ferris, Pilar Pennell, Libby Kaiser and Molly Milgard. Wyatt Minor led the Sun Valley charge in the boys’ division twice winning the J5 class (4th and 6th overall). Minor, Jake Blackburn and Noah Leininger finished in order both days with a high of fourth, fifth and sixth. Will Griffith also in the top 15 twice.
Class results (SAT/SUN)
J4 Girls: Sage Rheinschild 1/1; Katelyn Rathfon 2/4; Molly Milgard 6/9; Pilar Pennell 7/6; Bailey Holter 10/17; Libby Kaiser 15/8; Landry Walker 22/21; Katherine Lemma 23/34; Lucy More 25/31; Ella Viesturs 27/20; Sophia Schwartsman 28/32; Alyssa Ritzel 33/27; Libby Lindstrom DNF/26; Riley Revallier DNF/10.
J5 Girls: Lily Fitzgerald 1/1; Madison Ferris 2/2.
J4 Boys: Jake Blackburn 6/4; Noah Leininger 7/5; Will Griffith 12/7; Tobias Verheijen 20/20; Cooper Dart 21/DNF; Ethan Daves 22/22; Mac Mizer 25/25; Charlie Stumph 26/16.
J5 Boys: Wyatt Minor 1/1; Bennett Snyder DNF/5.