Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club athletes top podiums at Telemark Nationals in Eldora
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club current and former athletes competed at the Telemark Nationals March 14 to 16 in Eldora.
Current SSWSC athletes Izzy Cerasoli, 11, Rebecca Poper, 14, Emma Poper, 14, and Finn Dresen, 16, competed alongside alumni Lyta Foulk, Jeff Gay and Jack Rosenthal. Head coach Charlie Dresen also competed.
Cerasoli won three of her four events, including two classic races and a dual sprint race in the junior women’s division. She took home third in the junior women sprint classic. Rebecca finished behind her in second in the classic, sprint classic and dual sprint races. She finished third in the second classic race.
Emma and Finn were the only current SSWSC athletes to compete in the elite divisions. Emma finished fifth and sixth in the elite women’s classic races, and her top placing was third in the dual sprint race. She would not finish the sprint classic.
Finn finished fourth in the classic and dual sprint for elite men. He took fifth in his second classic race then sixth in the sprint classic.
Skiers in the elite divisions were named to overall National Championship titles. Foulk, a SSWSC alum, took first overall in the women’s elite division. Emma came in fifth.
The men completed a first-place podium sweep behind Gay, a SSWSC alum, who took first. Charlie’s first-place in both the elite and sprint classic races aided his second-place overall title. He finished second in his second classic race and fifth in the dual sprint. Finn, like Emma, represented the current SSWSC on the overall podium taking fifth.
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