Club athletes shine at Winter Park |

Club athletes shine at Winter Park

Next competition for USASA skiers, riders is in Steamboat

Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle skiers, from left, Liam Baxter, Josie Seibel and Kai Doyle await their trip down Howelsen Hill during Saturday's Winter Carnival night show. They had to leave a USASA competition early in order to make it home for the event, which was at Winter Park. There, Baxter was third, Seibel first and Doyle second in their respective divisions.

— Steamboat Springs snowboarders and freestyle skiers recorded strong results Saturday at a United States of America Snowboard Associatin Rocky Mountain Series slopestyle event in Winter Park.

On the skiers side, Josie Seibel led the way, winning the skier girls 13- to 15-year-old division in what was her first-ever slopestyle competition.

Elsewhere, Kai Doyle was second, Ethan Dyer sixth, Bryan Gilbertson seventh, Max Sauerbrey 11th, Mac Skov 13th and Bryce Zetzman 17th in the boys 13-15 division.

Liam Baxter was third and Alex Spiegel 13th in the boys 10-12 division.

The snowboarders had a strong day, too, led by Spencer Vaughan, who won the men’s open class.

Steamboat got another win from Gigi Boyd in the ruggie girls class.

In breaker boys, Johnny Duty was fifth, Cooper Scheel sixth and Jacy Werner 12th. Braden Duty was seventh in grommet boys, Marty Boyd fifth and Jake Larsen 13th in menehune boys and Mitch Hoog seventh in junior men.

The athletes’ attention now turns to Steamboat Springs, where they’ll compete this weekend in a USASA event at Steamboat Ski Area.

Saturday night will feature a rail jam in the Lil’ Rodeo terrain park at the base of the ski area. On Sunday, the athletes will take part in a slopestyle event in Maverick’s Terrain Park.

To reach Joel Reichenberger, call 970-871-4253, email or follow him on Twitter @JReich9

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