Winter winners |

Winter winners

— Twelve Steamboat Springs athletes cashed in this week as the Steamboat Over-the-Hill Gang announced the winners of the club’s annual scholarships.

The recipients were selected from the largest number of applications ever submitted in the program’s six-year history. The Gang selected this year’s winners from 25 applications.

Athletes earning top honors were alpine skiers Scott Allen, Shannon Gormley and Gunnar Sorensen all from Steamboat Springs High School.

Freestyle skiers Luke Belz and Bart Robinson (both of Steamboat Springs High School) and T. Collin Shinabarker from Colorado Mountain College were also awarded cash.

Other winners included telemarker Zach Moore, who attends the University of Wyoming, plus CMC snowboarder Justin Goto.

Nordic combined skier Bryan Fletcher, from Steamboat Springs High School, as well as Nordic skiers Jessica Philip, of Dartmouth, and Mark Iverson of Alaska Pacific University were also named.

Katie Hanson, a 15-year-old figure skater from Steamboat Springs High School, was the final winner of this year’s scholarships.

The money for the scholarships was raised from the dues of Over-the-Hill Gang members. Member Philip Durian said there were about 300 members in the local chapter. About half of those skiers live in Steamboat Springs on a full-time basis.

“The money comes for the members, ” Durian said. “It’s a nice way for our organization to give back to the community.”

The Over the Hill Gang takes applications for the scholarship in October. A selection panel then reviews the applications and makes its decisions.

“It was tough this year,” Durian said. “We had a lot of really good applications it wasn’t an easy decision.”

The Over the Hill Gang has offered the scholarships the past six years and will continue to hand them out in the future.

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