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Wind fails to chill action

Steamboat's Mader takes second place in girls junior moguls

A stiff, cold wind blew across the Voodoo mogul course for most of the afternoon, but it did little to chill the efforts of Steamboat Springs’ Caterina Mader or Team Summit’s Jordan Poyfair.

The two young skiers put on a show during the girls junior mogul event at the Rocky Mountain Divisional championships Saturday. In the final results, Poyfair netted 20.94 points to edge Mader, a good friend, for the win. Mader finished in second place with 20.57 points.

“I’m really, really happy with the way I skied,” Mader said. ” I was glad that Jordan won. She is a very good skier, and it’s just fun competing against her.”

Mader said the two skiers have developed a friendly rivalry this year that has pushed both to compete at the highest level — even when there is a cold wind ripping across the course.

“It was cool to have the wind and snow blowing in my face,” Mader said. “It didn’t bother me when I was skiing, and I thought it was kind of nice.”

Other top Winter Sports Club finishers included Kylie Douglas in third place, Maryann Skraba in fourth place and Jenny Rose Lee in ninth place. Justine Chellel was 13th, Camille Bucci was 17th, and Alyssa Roche was 19th.

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It was another close battle in the boys junior mogul event Saturday.

Eric Lehman of Team Summit won the competition with a score of 22.84. It was just enough to hold off Telluride’s Joe Discoe, who finished at 22.82. Justin Henceroth of Team Summit was also in the hunt, finishing third at 22.80.

Steamboat’s Luke Belz was the top Steamboat finisher in eighth. He was followed by teammate Sam Tarrant in ninth, Bo Randolph in 13th and Nicolaus Demetrain in 15th.

The Rocky Mountain Divisional championships will wrap up today with the dual mogul event on Voodoo. The qualifying round is scheduled to begin at 10:15 a.m.

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