Yuri McClure grabs giant slalom silver at Sugar Bowl, is SVSEF Athlete of the Week


Yuri, in top form.

Congratulations to this week’s SVSEF athlete of the week Yuri McClure. Yuri is a graduating senior at Wood River High School. Last week Yuri scored his best FIS giant slalom result of his career at Sugar Bowl, California, as the top junior and second overall to 23 year old Canadian Robert Overing. Yuri’s 33pt FIS giant slalom result lands him in the top five giant slalom skiers for his year of birth in the country. Yuri has been making minor modifications to his technique in the ramp up to the Sugar Bowl event under the tutelege of coach Nate Schwing and his stellar FIS staff. “We started to play around with subtle movements with Yuri’s turn initiation and things started to click,” said Schwing. “It was really exciting to see Yuri start to align all the pieces, he is a phenomenal skier and it came together for him.”