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Skiing: Busy AVSC competitors prep for big weekend

Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club's Keenan McIntyre was the divisional freeride champion during last weekend's Rocky Mountain Freeski Championships at Snowmass. Eric Knight/Special to the Post-Independent.
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Buddy Werner Slalom Results

Feb. 1 at Sunlight Mountain Resort, Glenwood Springs

Top Ten Girls

1. Zoe Harbour; 2. Reece Goluba; 3. Kallan Meyer; 4. Maggie Friemel; 5. Sequoia Kellog; 6. Sedona Kellogg; 7. Mykel Backofen; 8. Rilyn Goluba; 9. Sarah Friemel; 10. Siri Henderson. 

Top Ten Boys

1. Blake Novy; 2. Curtis Madden; 3. Cooper Robinson; 4. Langdon Dresser; 5. Erik Novy; 6. Gaige Phemister; 7. Tyler Madden; 8. Nathan Grosscup; 9. Cooper Warren; 10. (tie) Benjamin Swanson and Sebastian Bartnik.

Fresh from a home field advantage at Snowmass ski area on Feb. 1 and 2, Aspen Valley Ski & Snowboard Club Freeride Team 2 members are competing through Friday at Seven Springs Mountain Resort, Pa., in the 2014 Pop Tarts Revolution Tour.

Keenan McIntyre of Aspen was named divisional freeride champion at Snowmass from his second- and third-place finishes in the half pipe along with his eighth- and 11th-place finishes in slopestyle.

Visibility was poor Saturday for the half pipe events, but Carson Campisi of Basalt and teammate Simone Augspurger saw their way to first and third place finishes. AVSC’s team includes upstarts Kai Morris and Tristan Feinberg as well as “veterans” including Joey Lang of Carbondale and Basalt skier Tyler Spence.

Next stop for the Rev Tour and these AVSC athletes is Mammoth Mountain, Calif., beginning Feb. 23.

Busy week ahead

This weekend, Aspen Highlands and AVSC host the Bolle RMD Age Class series slalom races. Two races will be run each day on Lower Thunderbowl for skiers in the under-14 age group and younger.

Look for Glenwood Springs sisters Devan and Summer McSwain, siblings Tyler and Levyn Thomas, Elle Murphy, Alyson Cornelius and other AVSC skiers to challenge for podiums.

At Snowmass and Buttermilk are the USSA Series slopestyle and half pipe competitions, which attract athletes from throughout the Roaring Fork Valley.

The 2014 IPC Alpine Skiing National Championships & NorAm Cup take place Feb. 10-13 at Buttermilk/Tiehack, and include athletes who will compete in next month’s Paralympics in Sochi.


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