Steamboat skiers are at home on Howelsen
March 1, 2004
Steamboat Springs — There is no place like home.
Well, at least for the members of the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club’s junior development boy’s teams. On Sunday, Steamboat’s J4 skiers, which includes athletes 11 and 12 years old, swept the largest age division during a junior development mogul event held at Howelsen Hill.
Steamboat’s Colton Harding took first, Ryan Dyer was second and Dalton Lee took third in the event, which attracted about 90 skiers from across the Rocky Mountain Division.
Other top finishers in the boys J4 class included Brandon Roche in sixth, Jesse Kamieniecki in eighth and Taylor Miller in 14th. Phillip Bishop placed 15th and Drew O’Donnell placed 18th.
Steamboat’s Jack Burger (22nd), Keegan Burger (24th), Taylor Johnson (26th), Conor Garrecht-Connelly (28th), Jake Kleiman (32nd), Christopher Eliot (34th) and Rylan Laszewski (35th) also skied Sunday.
Steamboat’s Shaq Torrella won the boys J5 class, for skiers between the ages of 9 and 10. Other top Steamboat finishers included Sam Harrelson in fifth, Matt O’Donnell in eighth, and Tyler Saxe in 13th.
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Steamboat’s Alex Bashan was 14th, Joe Madden was 15th and Brad Hoefer was 21st. Matt Binsfeld placed 24th in the age class. Team Summit’s Bruce Perry won the J6 class with Steamboat’s Austin Johnson in second.
Paige Williams, of Summit, won the girls J4 class. The top Steamboat finishers were Jessica Mader in fourth and Sierra Wier in fifth. Taylor Poyfair won the girls J5 class with Steamboat’s Shelby Dyer in second place.
The event was the fourth in the junior development series. Next, the Steamboat skiers will head to A-basin March 12-14 for the junior development championships.