9 SSWSC members make freestyle Noram circuit
Steamboat Springs — Nine Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club members made the Noram Freestyle circuit after their performances during last week’s U.S. Freestyle Selection event in Winter Park.
Kristen Sweeney, Brittany Loweree, Rebecca Miller, Kara Johnson, Jeremy Cota, Bo Ran-
dolph, Robert Burden, Ryan Dyer and Mi-
chael Degrandis all made the Noram tour. Shelby Dyer, Alissa Pinkoski and Luke Kamieniecki still are on the bubble.
“I’m extremely happy,” said Rob Day, the head Noram freestyle coach for the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club.
“The thing with this event is it’s a tough event. Our first regional got canceled. It’s a really difficult and huge competition that really dictates what the kids are going to be doing for their competition season. It’s hard to show up and give your best with it being the beginning of the year.”
Day said snow conditions were fine, but the weather was frigid. Overall, he was pleased with the three days of competition.
Several top finishes highlighted the week for Steamboat athletes. Eliza Outtrim, who already is on the U.S. Ski Team, turned in a second-place finish on the first day of competition and a first-place finish on the second day.
Jeremy Cota finished third on the first day and first on the final day.
Day said he expected between eight and 10 skiers to make the Noram circuit. Considering the course at Winter Park and it being the first competition for all the Steamboat skiers, Day said he’s looking forward to the rest of the season.
“It’s one of the hardest and longest ones for sure,” Day said. “Three events in one week is a lot. The fact they did as well as they did is really good. I’m looking forward to see what everyone does. I expect everyone to have a pretty good winter.”
The Noram schedule begins Jan. 10 and 11 in Killington, Vt. The tour then continues Jan. 17 and 18 in Mount Gabriel, Quebec.
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