LAURA FLOOD MEMORIAL
IMC U16 Qualifier
MINI WORLD CUP SKILLS TEST
USASA WINDHAM, NY SKIERCROSS
Laura Flood overall winners, Jessica Blackburn and Harry Hoffman
Women’s Laura Flood GS #2, SVSEF podium sweep: Jessica Blackburn (1), Logan Lindstrom (2), Paige DeHart (3)
Men’s Laura Flood slalom: Nils Galloway (2), Colin Hanna (3), Carter Sammis (4)
Jess Blackburn competes in the Laura Flood Day 1 GS, photo by Jim Grossman.
Skiercross day one race one podium: Ridley Lindstrom (1), William DeWolfe (2), Josh Blackburn (3)
Katie Feldman at the Birkie start. Peter Holmes finished first for a repeat win in the men’s classic, Katie Feldman was sixth for women’s skate, and Sam Wood was ninth for men’s skate.
USASA GRAND TARGHEE
Young Barrett Beyer was able to put down a very clean run during Saturday’s slopestyle, ending his run with a massive 720 with a tweaked safety grab. Barrett secured a gold medal in the Grommet Boys division (8-9 years old). Leo Hayes was right on his tail, and found himself on the podium with a bronze medal.
In the Menehune Boys division (10-11 years old), it was Zack Torres’ day as he flew through the course and was technically sound, earning himself a gold medal. Teammate Kai Van Bueren oozed style and was able to put together a nice run and wound up in second place.
In the Breaker Boys division (12-13 years old), Ry Mann skied well and earned a bronze medal with his smooth style and strong execution. Spencer Ferries came in 4th, George Corkery was right behind him in 5th, Easton Turck in 6th, and Alex Leahy right behind in 7th.
Inez Kraynick took home a silver medal in the Breaker Girls division.
Anton Holter continues to be a force in the Big Mountain West Series, earning a silver medal in the Youth Mens division (14-15 years old) with difficult tricks and impressive fluidity.
In the 9 & Under Freeski Division, Barrett Beyer once again skied his heart out and found himself atop the podium, with teammate Leo Hayes right behind in third place.
Zeppelin Pilaro was back to his winning ways on Sunday, putting down some ridiculous tricks throughout the rail jam competition, and took home the gold in the 10-13 year old Freeski group. Teammates Kai Van Bueren, Zack Torres, and Easton Turck narrowly missed the podium, finishing in 4-6th place.
Samantha Smith competed at the Calgary, AB, NorAms. She was 13th in singles and 13th in duals.
Tillie Babcock, Erik Babcock and Samantha Smith have qualified for Junior Nationals.