Ogden Valley Ski Team seeing gold

Mar 21 2012 - 11:47pm

Ogden Valley Ski Team regional team athletes participated in the Super G Camp on March 3-4 at Snowbasin Resort and led a strong finish for the junior races.

In the male J4 (ages 11-12) class, Jack Davis took home the gold both days, Cooper Harrison placed fifth both days, and Chase Miller finished sixth on Saturday. In the male J3 (ages 13-14) class, Brock Christopherson stepped up to the podium for the gold both days, Sean Kenny finished in seventh and fifth place, and Matthew Lamy finished in ninth and seventh place. On Sunday in the female J4, Katie Townsend placed 10th and Hallie Miller finished 15th.

Also on March 3-4, the Junior Olympic team headed to Snowbird for the J3 slaloms. In the female J3, Laura Anderson finished 16th on Saturday and 10th on Sunday, while Ruby Marden placed 21st on Saturday and 20th on Sunday. Male J3 athletes Josh Almony, Blake Miller and Kyle Ahmann also raced. Anderson has been selected to participate on the IMD Junior Olympic team at the Western Region Junior Championships, with Marden as first alternate.

On March 2-3, the development team wrapped up its season at the Youth Ski League championships at the Canyons in Park City. Skiing "kombi" on Friday, in the female J5 (ages 9-10) class, Mikayla Guimond placed 15th. In the female J4, Jessi Ahmann and Savannah Larsen placed fifth and sixth, respectively. In the male J6 (age 8), Maddox Lister and Jimmy Walsh placed seventh and 10th, respectively.

In the male J4 class, Christopher Kubic, Steven Hickman and Porter Williamsen placed ninth, 10th and 13th, respectively. On Saturday, skiing giant slalom in the female J4 class, Sydney Crowton placed fourth and Jessi Ahmann placed eighth. In male J6, Hampton Vandenberg took home the gold. In male J5, Andres Torres finished 14th. In male J4, Hunter Young finished sixth.

Skiing slalom on Sunday in the female J5 class, Mikayla Guimond placed seventh. In female J4, Jessi Ahmann placed fourth and Savannah Larsen finished 10th. In male J5, Andres Torres placed eighth. In male J4, Hunter Young placed sixth.

This past weekend, select regional and junior olympic athletes headed to McCall, Idaho for the Intermountain Division Championships at Brundage Mountain, skiing "kombi" on Friday, giant slalom Saturday and slalom on Sunday. In the female J5 class, Emma Morgan placed 14th in both giant slalom and slalom. In the female J4, Hallie Miller placed ninth in kombi, Katie Townsend placed 13th in kombi and 10th in slalom. Abi Guimond placed fourth in slalom. In female J3, Ruby Marden stepped up to the podium for the gold in giant slalom and silver in slalom. Jana Robinson placed fourth in giant slalom and seventh in slalom.

In the male J5 class, Bridger Harrison stepped up to the podium for the silver in all three events, taking first place overall for the J5 men. Luke Kaschmitter took the bronze in kombi, gold in giant slalom, and fourth place in slalom. Tommy Walsh placed 13th in the kombi and eighth in slalom.

In the male J4 class, Jack Davis took bronze in both the kombi and giant slalom. Chase Miller placed eighth in giant slalom and fourth in slalom. In male J3, Josh Almony took the gold in all three events. Brock Christopherson placed third in the kombi and second in slalom. Blake Miller placed fifth in kombi and second in giant slalom. Kyle Ahmann placed sixth, fourth and fifth in each event, respectively.

Several ski team athletes stayed closer to home and competed in the Hartlauer Memorial Race at Brighton Ski Resort for a giant slalom on Saturday and slalom on Sunday. In the female J4 class, Bailey Anderson placed 14th in giant slalom. In female J3, Rachel Lindsey took the bronze in giant slalom and placed fourth in slalom. In the male J6 class, Hampton Vandenberg took gold in giant slalom and Jimmy Walsh placed fourth. In male J4, Hunter Young placed ninth in giant slalom. In male J3, Matthew Lamy placed sixth in giant slalom and tenth in slalom.

The FIS athletes competed in Telluride, Colo., this past weekend and will race closer to home at the end of the month when the FIS and JO athletes wrap up the season at Snowbird.

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