SVSEF Athletes Qualify for Regional, National Events

Congratulations to SVSEF athletes who have qualified for regional and national events.

ALPINE

A total of 10 current and former SVSEF Alpine skiers have qualified for U.S. Nationals, which take place at Sugarloaf Mountain in Maine, March 25-30.

John Blackburn, Duncan Fuller, Yuri McClure, Skylar Cooley, Haley Cutler, Katelyn Rathfon, Erin Smith, Tanner Farrow (alumni, Gold Team), Will Snyder (alumni), Kipling Weisel (alumni, Gold Team)

Sage Holter. Photo by Glen Allison.

Fifteen SVSEF athletes have qualified for U16 Regionals. SVSEF has the most women competing at Regionals and the second most athletes qualified. The event this year will be held at Big Sky in Montana, March 16-19.

Wyatt Barth, Ridley Lindstrom, Buey Grossman, Jack Smith, Bennett Snyder, Maddie Ferris, Carlota Pomes, Lily Fitzgerald, Allison Rathfon, Merumo Ishimaru, Emma MacGuffie, Sage Holter, Falon Hanna, Carly Walther-Porino, Cailin Chandler

All SVSEF U12 Alpine skiers qualified for IMD Championships, which take place in Park City, March 17-19. The Championships will feature one slalom, one giant slalom and one duel event.

U12 Girls: Paige DeHart, Maya Lightner, Goldie Kirk, Laura Daves, Reece Walther-Porino, Chloe Vogel, Isabella Hattrup, Lowie Watkins, Charlotte Davis-Jeffers, Asia Angel, Natalie Gowe, Ruby Crist, Maeve Bailey, Ava Agnew, Scarlet Rixon, Jodiewillow Maguire, Ripley Scales, Eden Gardner

U10 Girls: Taylor Hovey

U12 Boys: Cole Curci, Max Meucci, Tommy Normand, Tor Johnston, Sacha Stern-Pre, Hank Moss, Zephyr Carruth, Bodin Lee, John Tumolo, Eric Parris, Owen Walker

U10 Boys: Tucker Smith

Photo by Rick Millett.

SNOWBOARDING

Thirteen SVSEF riders have qualified for USASA Nationals, many in multiple disciplines. Competition is slated for March 31-April 6, at Copper Mountain in Colorado.

Phebe Ericksen Halfpipe / Slopestyle
Landon Moore : Halfpipe / Slopestyle
Aidan Green Halfpipe
Payton Bacca :Boardercross
Zoe Bacca : Boardercross
Maddie Hothem : BX / HP/ Slope
Caleb Hothem: HP / Slope
Jack Verhaeghe: Slalom / GS/ HP/ Slope / BX
Walker Pate: BX / HP
Nico Lerner: HP / Slope / BX
Olive Gilbert : Halfpipe
Channing Curci: HP/Slope
Sebastian Lerner: HP/Slope

FREESTYLE/FREESKIING

Holden Largay and Brody Buchwalter, both of whom have qualified for JNs. Photo by Mike Page.

The USSA Freestyle & Freeskiing Junior Nationals will be hosted locally by SVSEF at Dollar and Bald Mountains, March 13-19. The top athletes from each region have been invited to participate; below are the SVSEF athletes who will be competing on their home turf.

FREESTYLE

Alex LaFleur, Henry Cherp, Addison Rafford, Toby Rafford, Eliza Marks, Hunter Diehl, Katie Markthaler, Rainey Wilson, Brody Buchwalter, Esmee Verjhien, Luke Rizzo, Sammy Smith, Wilson Dunn, Holden Largay

FREESKIING

Big Air: Will Griffith

Slopestyle: Will Griffith, Ridge Dirksmeier, Harper Mallett, Ryan Dobi

Halfpipe: Ridge Dirksmeier, Sam Ware, Charlie Price, Joey Markthaler, Lachlan McFarland, Harper Mallett, Barrett Beyer, Dylan Mills, Walker Woodring, Hanna Blackwell, Liesl Beyer

CROSS COUNTRY

SVSEF qualified 13 athletes overall to represent the Intermountain Division at Junior Nationals in Lake Placid, NY, which took place March 6-11. On top of that, Sarah Goble, a PG skier, represented the Great Lakes region, and Bentley Walker-Broose competed as a guest skier; he is an Australian athlete who has been training and racing with SVSEF. You can view results from JNs here.

Anja Jensen competes at Cross Country Junior Nationals. Photo by Hank Dart.

U16 girls: Sophia Mazzoni, Anja Jensen, Ella Wolter, Laine Allison

U16 boys: Johnny Hagenbuch, Cash Dart

U18-20 girls: Lily Brunelle, Eve Jensen

U18-20 boys: Peter Wolter, Eli Jensen, Andrew Siegel, Henry Raff, Keene Morawitz

SVSEF Cross Country Gold Team athletes Cole Morgan, Jack Hegman and Matt Gelso have all qualified to compete at World Cup Finals in Quebec City. These will be the first ever World Cup starts for Cole and Jack, competing against the 50 best athletes on the World Cup, but on North American soil. The event takes place March 17-19.

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