Local teen dominates Sunlight Telemark ski fest
Spencer Schachter had a day to remember at Saturday’s Telemark Festival at Sunlight Mountain Resort.
The 16-year-old Glenwood Springs resident skied to the best score in the men’s dual slalom and finished among the leaders in the men’s bump competition.
The day-long event was sponsored by Bighorn Toyota of Glenwood Springs.
Schachter, one of the youngest competitors in the men’s division, bested runner-up Jack Oulund, 52, by three one-hundreths of a second with a combined scored of 36.26 seconds, compared to Oulund’s 36.29 mark in the two-run slalom event.
Schachter later had the fifth-best combined score of 15 points in the bump competition on Showdown.
The bump competition consisted of two runs, with points for competitors given after each run. Scores are based on the degree of difficulty and the success of completing each run.
Other high finishers in the men’s slalom were Mike Pearson, 45, who finished in third place with a combined score of 36.84. Terry Bannon was fourth and Patrick Corcoran earned fifth place.
Molly Ogilby won the women’s slalom in 39.16. Her time was the sixth-best among 25 competitors. Kaelin Kiesel was the runner-up with a time of 44.53. Marti Agee finished third in 45.08. Nico Tonozzi, 9, won the youth championship in 1 minute, 94 seconds.
Jerimiah Hughes, 24, earned the men’s bump title with a high score of 16. Aaron Agee, who amassed a 15.6 score was the men’s runner-up.
Megan Ballard, 20, earned the women’s bump championship with a 15.6 score by six-tenths of a point over runner-up Katie Ackerman.
According to information provided by event staff, there were 19 participants involved in the bump competition.
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