Steamboat freestylers dominate Winter park event
Winter Sports Club skiers earn tops spots
Steamboat Springs — The Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club freestyle ski program flexed its muscles last weekend with a number of strong individual performances at the divisional championships at Winter Park.
It was recognition of the team’s efforts throughout the entire season that truly set the club apart from its competition, however. Team championship trophies for all the season’s various events were handed out at the divisional championships. Steamboat took home six of the eight trophies — and it didn’t even send competitors to one of the two it failed to claim.
“It was insane,” Winter Sports Club freestyle coach Nate Bird said. “We really came home with a lot of hardware.”
The team’s dominance was obvious again in the three days of competition at Winter Park.
Steamboat skiers took six of the top seven positions in Monday’s dual moguls competition.
Bo Randolph won. Michael DeGrandis was second, Nick Didomenico Jr. was third, Ryan Dyer finished fourth, Dalton Lee was fifth and Luke Farny took seventh.
Steamboat had three of the top five finishers on the girls side of the same race. Alissa Pinkoski was third, Alison Crowe was fourth and Philippa Sparrow was fifth.
DeGrandis also picked up a win in one of the two moguls events. Ryan Dyer was fourth in that race, Lee was fifth and Kevin Broten was seventh.
Randolph was second in another moguls event, while Ryan Dyer was fourth and Farny seventh.
On the girls side, Steamboat got other top finishes from Shelby Dyer, who was seventh in both of the moguls events; Kiersten Adams, who was sixth; and Pinkoski, who was ninth.
“We’ve never completely dominated a competition like we did this one,” Bird said. “It was super fun. The team had a blast, especially on Monday when we had six guys in the top seven and three girls in the top five.”
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