Area Sports Briefs
Ross Schnell of Glenwood Springs finished third in the cyclocross race at a National Mountain Bike Series event held in West Dover, Vt., held on June 17-18. The NMBS Finals will take place in Snowmass Village Aug. 12-13.
Rachel Orosz, a student at Glenwood Springs Middle School, earned a spot at the upcoming Region X Championship meet in El Paso, Texas, with a second-place finish in the Midget Girls shot put at this weekend’s Colorado Junior Olympic meet in Aurora.The Region X meet is July 6-9.Orosz concluded the competition with a best mark of 25 feet, 312 inches. Imani Marshall, representing the Colorado Speed track club won the event with a toss of 26-112.Rachel’s brother, Greg Orosz, was fourth in the Intermediate Boys shot put. The top three placers from each event advance to the regional meet.
Tim Long, a senior-to-be at Rifle High School, has been chosen a member of the Colorado wrestling team at the National Freestyle/Greco tournament in Fargo, N.D., on July 20-22. Prior to that event, Long will wrestle at the USA Junior National Duals on June 27 through July 1 in Oklahoma City, Okla.
Registrations for the annual Glenwood Open Pro-Am and the 36-hole Glenwood Open at the Glenwood Springs Golf Club course in West Glenwood are now begin accepted. The Pro-Am takes place July 7 with 8:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. shotgun starts. Cost is $45. The Glenwood Open tournament tees off July 8 and concludes July 9. Per person cost is $80.Information: 945-7086
Carbondale resident Brandon Clabaugh secured first place in the intermediate division at the fifth annual Basalt Blowout Sk8board Contest June 18 at the Basalt Skatepark. Fred Ables from Glenwood was second in the division, and Brandon Rohrbaugh of Carbondale was third.Three Carbondale youths, Ben Sydoryk, Tristan Rohrbaugh and Sean Rutledge fashioned a one-two-three sweep of the the beginner’s category. Nathaniel Olson of Aspen won the advance skaters division. Derek Seurynk and Sean Vogt from Basalt were second and third, respectively.
The Glenwood Springs daily commuter track camp will be held at Glenwood Springs High School’s Stubler Memorial Field from 3:30-6:30 p.m., June 26-30. A number of former Springers are scheduled to act as instructors throughout the week. Main guest speakers include Olympian Jeanie Golay, Dr. Ross Petersen of Valley View Hospital and CHSAA Hall of Fame coaches Bob Chavez and Harlan Spencer. The camp is free of change for students ages 9-14. A liability/behavior waiver must be signed by a parent prior to a student’s attendance and participation. The week ends with the annual Springers Open Track Meet on Friday, June 30. The meet is open to runners, jumpers and throwers from 4 and above. Entry fee is $10 for unlimited individual events and $50 for relay teams.Information: Mike Kishimoto, 945-1425, 379-3365.
The annual weekly Snowmass Rodeo starts its 34th year at the town’s Rodeo Grounds June 21, then continues every Wednesday evening through Aug. 23. Gates open at 5 p.m. with a variety of kids activities, including a petting zoo, roping lessons and a mechanical bucking bronc and bull. Competitive events begin at 7 p.m. Tickets are $16 for adults, $10 for children 11-15 and free for all kids 10 and under. Information: 923-8898.
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