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Steamboat skiers have top-10 showings at U14 Alpine Rocky/ Central Regional Championships

Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Lauren Haerter leans toward the finish of the giant slalom of the U14 Alpine Central/Rocky Mountain Region Championships on Friday, March 15, at Steamboat Resort. (Photo by Leah Vann)

STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Last week’s U14 Alpine Rocky/Central Regional Championships at Steamboat Resort and Howelsen Hill showcased some of the nation’s youngest talent in Alpine skiing.

Ski and Snowboard Club Vail saw the most success out of the week. Vail’s Sydney Birtwhistle won three of the women’s races: super-G, giant slalom and parallel slalom. Vail swept the girls’ podium twice in both the Super-G and giant slalom.

On the boys’ side, Vail swept the podium in one of the giant slalom races and were led by Kai Ogawa, who won both giant slalom races, and Sawyer Reed, who won the men’s slalom. Vail finished taking 18 of 24 podium finishes in the competition.

Among the Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club boys competitors, Spencer Richeda and Jeremy Nolting had top finishes.

Richeda reached the podium in three events, taking second in the boys’ slalom on Sunday, March 17, after taking third in the run slalom earlier that morning. Richeda also placed third in the parallel slalom on Saturday, March 16. His next best finish was fourth in the giant slalom Friday, March 15.

Nolting amassed two top-10 finishes, starting with a ninth-place finish in the boys’ giant slalom on Friday and seventh in Sunday’s slalom.

Steamboat’s Jonah Fleischer also tallied a top finish, placing ninth in the super-G on Thursday.

The girls saw one top-10 and two top-20 finishes in the championships. Rylee McLouth saw her highest placement in the girls’ parallel slalom, where she made the quarterfinal rounds and took seventh overall. She also placed 16th in both Thursday’s super G and Friday morning’s giant slalom and 18th in the afternoon giant slalom.

Audra Gowdy finished 20th in the girls’ slalom Sunday.

RESULTS

Thursday, March 14, super-G, boys
1. Noah Bindas, Indianapolis, Indiana
2. Everett Dooley, Vail
3. Jimmy Athans, Southeastern Wisconsin
6. Jeremy Nolting, Steamboat
9. Jonah Fleischer, Steamboat
11. Alex Orozco, Steamboat
14. Spencer Richeda, Steamboat
31. Jack Fox. Steamboat
47. Dawson Holmes, Steamboat
69. Fisher St. John, Steamboat

Thursday, March 14, super-G, girls
1. Sydney Birtwhistle, Vail
2. Sophie Stocker, Vail
3. Lauren Haerter, Vail
16. Rylee McLouth, Steamboat
28. Audra Gowdy, Steamboat
31. Karenna Westermeyer, Steamboat
34. Adeline Lage, Steamboat

Friday, March 15, giant slalom, boys, 9:15 a.m.
1. Kai Ogawa, Vail
2. Hunter Salani, Vail
3. Kai Boyer, Breckenridge
9. Jeremy Nolting, Steamboat
12. Spencer Richeda, Steamboat
17. Jonah Fleischer, Steamboat
31. Alex Orozco, Steamboat
36. Dawson Holmes, Steamboat
58. Jack Fox, Steamboat
62. Fisher St. John, Steamboat

Friday, March 15, giant slalom, girls, 10:30 a.m.
1. Sydney Birtwhistle, Vail
2. Lauren Haerter, Vail
3. Frankie Marston, Vail
16. Rylee McLouth, Steamboat
30. Adeline Lage, Steamboat
33. Audra Gowdy, Steamboat

Friday, March 15, giant Slalom, boys, 1 p.m.
1. Kai Ogawa, Vail
2. Hunter Salani, Vail
3. Mason Renick, Vail
4. Spencer Richeda, Steamboat
18. Jeremy Nolting, Steamboat
20. Jonah Fleischer, Steamboat
32. Alex Orozco, Steamboat
39. Dawson Holmes, Steamboat
63. Fisher St. John, Steamboat

Friday, March 15, giant slalom, girls 2:15 p.m.
1. Lauren Haerter, Vail
2. Sophie Stocker, Vail
3. Ella Snyder, Summit
18. Rylee McLouth, Steamboat
26. Audra Gowdy, Steamboat
34. Karenna Westermeyer, Steamboat

Saturday, March 16, parallel slalom, boys, 10 a.m.
1. Bruce Stewart, Vail
2. Sebastian Wiser, Winter Park
3. Spencer Richeda, Steamboat

Saturday, March 16, parallel slalom, girls, 10 a.m.
1. Sydney Birtwhistle, Vail
2. Neva Godt, Eldora
3. Abby Dembeck, Winter Park

Sunday, March 17, slalom, boys, 10 a.m.
1. Kai Boyer, Breckenridge
2. Sawyer Reed, Vail
3. Spencer Richeda, Steamboat
29. Jeremy Nolting, Steamboat
30. Jonah Fleischer, Steamboat
59. Jack Fox, Steamboat

Sunday, March 17, slalom, girls, 12:30 p.m.
1. Sophia Palmquist, Breckenridge
2. Sophie Stocker, Vail
3. Annika Johansson, Aspen
20. Audra Gowdy, Steamboat
21. Karenna Westermeyer, Steamboat

Sunday, March 17, slalom, boys, 1:30 p.m.
1. Sawyer Reeed, Vail
2. Spencer Richeda, Steamboat
3. Kai Boyer, Breckenridge
7. Jeremy Nolting, Steamboat
21. Alex Orozco, Steamboat
26. Jonah Fleischer, Steamboat
42. Fisher St. John, Steamboat
63. Jack Fox, Steamboat
77. Dawson Holmes, Steamboat

To reach Leah Vann, call 970-871-4253, email lvann@SteamboatPilot.com or follow her on Twitter @LVann_Sports.


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