Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle skiing athletes place at USASA Keystone competition
February 12, 2019
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club skiers competed in the USASA Keystone Slopestyle freestyle skiing competition Saturday, Feb. 9.
Keystone was shut down the day before competition, a challenge for competitors who were hoping to get practice runs in before competition. Despite just having 45 minutes of practice the day of competition, the SSWSC athletes still recorded top results.
Riley Jacobs placed second overall in the womens open competition. Cael McCarthy placed third overall in the 12- to 13-year-old boy’s division.
“I was very impressed by everyone’s ability to adapt and make smart changes to their runs if needed so they could all put one down and get a score,” SSWSC freestyle skiing coach Andy Michnay said. “While not all of them were able to do the run they wanted and planned on, it was great to see them still have fun and make the best of a less than ideal situation.”