Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club cross country skiers open season competition at West Yellowstone
STEAMBOAT SPRINGS — Steamboat Springs Winter Sports Club sent 13 cross country skiers to the West Yellowstone Ski Festival last weekend to race in FIS/USSA 5- and 10-kilometer races.
The festival is the culmination of eight days of training in West Yellowstone, Montana. The ski festival has been around for 30 years and welcomes 3,500 skiers from around the U.S. and Canada to participate in ski clinics, competitive races, biathlon races and a gear demo ski show.
Steamboat Springs’ Waverly Gebhart cruised to a 14th overall finish in the women’s 5K race, finishing second-best out of girls in her U18 age group. Her teammates Ellory Kearns and Anna Terranova placed 64th and 72nd, respectively.
Steamboat’s Sidney Barbier placed eighth overall in the U16 5K race. Her teammates Grace Zanni finished 12th, Ellery Hodges finished 14th and Heidi Andre placed 29th.
Cooper Jones was Steamboat’s top finisher in the men’s 10K race, finishing 42nd overall with teammate Kieran Hahn close behind in 43rd. Chase High was 51st place.
Several SSWSC alumni also competed at the race, and their results are listed below.
Wyatt Gebhardt, University of Colorado — 10th
Tyler Terranova, University of Colorado — 23rd
Noel Keeffe, University of Utah — 30th
Ben Berend, New Mexico University — 36th
Grant Andrews, U.S. Nordic Combined — 49th
Kathleen O’Connell, Montana State University — 18th
Jordi Floyd, Montana State University — 26th
Dasha Kuznetsova, New Mexico University — 27th
Maggie Morton, Western State College — 83rd
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