Ski & Snowboard Club Vail freestyle athletes perform well in Rocky Mountain Freestyle Regional Championships
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail freestyle athletes participated in the Rocky Mountain Freestyle Regional Championships in Winter Park this past weekend with a moguls event on Saturday, March 5, and a dual moguls event on Sunday, March 6. Over 70 athletes participated in each competition.
In order to qualify for these Rocky Mountain Freestyle Regional Championships, competitors must have earned United States Ski and Snowboard Association points in previous Freestyle competitions earlier in the season. For Saturday’s mogul event, athletes must have also competed in at least two Rocky Mountain Competitive Series Open or Championship events (achieved USSA points results) during the season, while those who competed in the dual moguls event must have competed in at least one Rocky dual moguls event during the season.
Individual and Team Performance highlights
Lindsey Eckhoff took first and Emma Reeder fourth for the woman and Trevor Wahl took fourth and Teddy Kust took seventh for the men at the Rocky Mountain Freestyle Regional Championships. At the Age Class level, for the Under 13 Women Emma Reeder came in first, Kaia Owens second and Tegan Large fourth. Frankie Giaccio took first, Jackson Harvey (Winter Park) second and John Leseur third for the Under 15 Men.
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail won three of the seven Team Cups, with Telluride and Steamboat each taking one of the Team Cups and Winter Park taking two of the Team Cups.
Ski & Snowboard Club Vail’s Kai Owens won Rocky Mountain Freestyle Rookie of the Year.
The SSCV Freestyle Team skied well at the Rocky Mountain Regional Championships with standout performances from Teddy Kust, Frankie Giaccio and Emma Reeder. The team leaves on Monday, March 7 for Freestyle Junior Nationals in Sun Valley with a strong squad:
“It’s exciting to see our junior athletes at this season culminating regional championship event bring all that they have learned throughout the season to the hill,” shared SSCV Freestyle Program Director John Dowling. “This sets our athletes up well for championships, the final Spring Cool Down Comp Series competition at Copper Mountain in April and our upcoming off-season trampoline, water ramp and on-snow camps.”
For a complete list of results go to www.rockymountainfreestyle.com.