SVSEF Wins Overall Team Award at Intermountain Youth Championships

By Kelley Sinnott, SVSEF XC Assistant Program Director and Head Prep Team Coach
Fifty-three SVSEF XC Prep and XC Devo skiers traveled to McCall, ID for two days of racing as part of the Intermountain Youth Championships. Skiers, coaches and parents toughed out the cold Saturday morning for interval start skate distance races, followed by a skier-X obstacle course race under the sun in the afternoon.

Sunday was a snowy morning for mass start distance classic races. As the largest team at the event, SVSEF had boys and girls competing in every age class from U14 to U8 including one U16/novice gal, and SVSEF walked away with the Overall Team award!

“My biggest takeaway from the weekend was my appreciation for all of our skiers and parents for their enthusiasm and energy all weekend,” said Kelley Sinnott, SVSEF XC Prep Team Head Coach. “In moments when we weren’t the fastest skiers, we were still the happiest! The excitement for skiing and ski culture was alive and well this weekend and it was awesome to be part of it.”

At the final awards ceremony, the Intermountain Division awarded the IMD U14 cup. This was a final ranking of U14 top 10 skiers after a full season of racing. Skiers were ranked based on their top three races from the season. In the U14 cup, SVSEF’s Charlie St. George was 2nd and McCallen Campbell was 5th.

SVSEF Result Highlights:

U8F Hazel Schmidt 1st in skate, 1st in classic, and 2nd in the skier-X

Skate distance – U14M Charlie St. George 5th, U14F Eavan Brown 20th, U12M Bailey Kurtz 9th, U12F Stella St. George 4th, Sydney Nelson 5th, U10M Jeddidiah Schmidt 4th, U10F Payton Daley Scheingraber 3rd, U8M Ford Ramsay 2nd, Spencer Flynn 3rd.

Skier-X – U14M Charlie St.George 7th, U14F Riley Siegel 21st, U12M Jake Jacoby 10th, Stella St. George 6th, Sydeny Nelson 7th , U10M Jedidiah Schmidt 5th , U10F Payton Daley-Scheingraber 3rd, Nina O’Sullivan 4th, U8F Hazel Schmidt 2nd

Classic distance – U14M Charlie St. George 13, U14F Riley Siegel 24th U12F Stella St.George 4th, Sydney Nelson 7th, U12M Baliey Kurtz 10th, U10F Nina Osullivan 5th, Payton Daley-Scheingraber 6th,U10M Jedidiah Schmidt 7th, Cody Lloyd 8th, Jack Flynn 9th, U8F Hazel Schmidt 1st, U8M Ramsay Ford 2nd, Spencer Flynn 3rd

Full results from the weekend :